Category Archives: vSphere

VMXNET3 vs E1000E vs E1000 – Part 1

By | April 4, 2017

Network performance with VMXNET3 compared to E1000E and E1000. This article explains the difference between the virtual network adapters and part 2 will demonstrate how much network performance could be gained by selecting the paravirtualized adapter. The VMware administrator has several different virtual network adapters available to attach to the virtual machines. The virtual adapters belong to… Read More »

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 Backup and Restore – Part -2

By | February 7, 2017

In Previous post we have learn how to backup vCenter Server Appliance, In this Post we will restore the vCenter Appliance from latest backup. Let’s restore the vCenter Appliance from previous backup This approach is much similar to the Appliance deployment process and there are few differences in the steps. Let’s see how it goes.… Read More »

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 Backup and Restore – Part -1

By | February 5, 2017

In this Post  we will learn how to backup and restore VMware VCSA 6.5 using native backup and restore feature introduced with the launch of vSphere 6.5, This out of the box file based backup and recovery feature uses vCenter Server Management API to backup files to an external destination. This feature supports HTTP, HTTPS,SCP,… Read More »

VMware Auto Deploy 6.x

By | January 20, 2017

What is Auto Deploy? VMware Auto Deploy works with Host Profiles to provision and customise your ESXi estate. When a host is deployed using Auto Deploy the state information is loaded to memory upon boot, the state is not permanently stored on the physical host by default. In theory this means there is no requirement… Read More »

vCenter 6.5 High Availability – Part 4 – Deploying vCenter

By | January 4, 2017

Up to this point we have accomplished the following… Deployed two External Platform Service Controller (PSC) appliances. Configured our custom Certificates for the PSC appliances. Deployed our Network Load Balancer and configured it to provide HA for the two PSC appliances. The deployment of the vCenter Server 6.5 virtual appliance is accomplished using an installer… Read More »

vCenter 6.5 High Availability – Part – 3 – Load Balance Connfiguration

By | January 4, 2017

In previous post we deployed external PSC and in this post we will configure the load balancer that will provide a layer of redundancy between the two external Platform Services Controller (PSC) appliances . There are three load balancer’s summarized in KB Article 2147018 from VMware. NSX Edge Load Balancer (KB2147046) F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer (KB2147038) NetScaler… Read More »

vCenter 6.5 High Availability – Part 1 – Overview

By | January 2, 2017

One of the most anticipated features of vSphere 6.5 is native high availability for vCenter Server. No additional product like vCenter Server Heartbeat or no third party feature like MSCS/WFCS is needed. The first thing to point out is that this feature is exclusive for the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. Windows vCenter Server 6.5 will… Read More »