Category Archives: vSphere 6.5

vSphere 6.5 Links

By | February 10, 2018

vSphere 6.5 Links VMware has announced the general availability of vSphere 6.5 on 15/11/2016 along with the other SDDC components. I am consolidating the different articles written & published by other bloggers for my reference. I believe this will be helpful for other readers as well. Vladan Segent has done a series of post on vSphere 6.5 about… Read More »

Configure iSCSI datastore using EMC UnityVSA

By | June 19, 2017

In my previous post, we discussed on how to configure vVOL datastore using EMC UnityVSA appliance and today we will look at configuring iSCSI EMC UnityVSA. For us to proceed further, we will need to make sure that the iSCSI interfaces are configured on the UnityVSA and they are up and operational. If everything is set up correctly,… Read More »

Configuring vVOLs using EMC UnityVSA

By | June 18, 2017

In my previous post, we spoke about what is VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVOLs) and what are the prerequisites, benefits, and components to use vVOLs. In this post, we will take a step further and try to configure vVOLs in the lab environment. I was looking for options on how to test vVOLs since many vendors do… Read More »

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVOL)

By | June 16, 2017

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVOLs) was one of the new features that were added back in the vSphere 6.0 release. Recently with vSphere 6.5, a few enhancements were made to the vVOLs and I am seeing quite a few customers use this in their production environment. On my day to day conversation with customers, mostly… Read More »

Replacing vSphere 6.x Machine SSL using VMCA as a Subordinate CA

By | May 15, 2017

vSphere 6.0 brought many enhancements with it and one of the most significant among them was VMware Certificate Authority which is VMware’s own CA and it eases the pain of certificate management in vSphere 6. VMCA is itself a fully functional CA and can be used to issue certificates to all vSphere 6 components (vCenter and… 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 »

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 »