iSCSI Target for Windows Server Failover Cluster File Server & SQL using vSAN 6.7

By | June 9, 2018

Introduction: With the release of vCenter 6.7, vSphere 6.7, and vSAN  6.7, a long awaited feature of vSAN that being SCSI Persistent Reservations for iSCSI shared disks  is now released. This subsequently means that iSCSI target  shared disks hosted on vSAN  can now be presented to Virtual Machines on the same vSAN cluster and do… Read More »

Upgrading VMware vCenter 6.5u1 to 6.7 along with ESXi and vSAN

By | June 5, 2018

Introduction: VMware just released vCenter 6.7, vSphere 6.7, and VSAN 6.7 to the public introducing long awaited features concentrating on hybrid management. In this post I am going to walk you through an upgrade from 6.5u1 to 6.7 for vCenter Appliance, External PSC, vSphere through Update Manager, and lastly VSAN.    Upgrades to 6.7 is… Read More »

Monitor and Manage vSAN using ESXCLI

By | May 9, 2018

VMware vSAN is the distributed layer of software that runs natively as a part of the ESXi hypervisor. vSAN aggregates local or direct-attached storage disks of a host cluster and creates a single storage pool shared across all hosts of the cluster. VMware features that require shared storage such as HA, VMotion and DRS are all highly integrated… Read More »

Managing and Troubleshooting vSAN using RVC

By | May 5, 2018

We always need a tool to manage, monitor and troubleshoot VMware vSAN. Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) is one of the primary tools to manage and troubleshoot vSAN environment. The Ruby vSphere Console is a console user interface for VMware ESXi and Virtual Center.The Ruby vSphere Console comes bundled with both the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) and the Windows… Read More »

VMware vSAN 6.7

By | April 28, 2018

Just one year ago, VMware has announced vSAN 6.6… now it’s the turn of vSAN 6.7, contextually of the release of vSphere 6.7 GA. VMware vSAN is the VMware’s Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution that also fits in the hyper(visor)-converged model to build a simple (to be managed) and scalable HCI solution. Although is a separate product, the core functions to… Read More »

Introducing vSphere 6.7 : What’s New in vCenter Server 6.7

By | April 27, 2018

VMware has just released the new version of vSphere 6.7 that includes ESXi 6.7 and vCenter Server 6.7, and, of course, it’s the foundation for vSAN 6.7! There are several news, improvements and new features. Most are well described in the vSphere 7.6 launch  Let’s talk first about what you can and can’t upgrade from. The new version supports upgrades… Read More »

Upgrading to VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7

By | March 29, 2018

In this post we will be upgrading vRealize Operation 6.6 to 6.7. When upgrading vRealize Operations Manager, you might need to use a two-step upgrade sequence. See the following list for details on upgrade approaches for different versions: From version 6.0 or 6.1, first upgrade to version 6.3.1, and then upgrade to version 6.7. From… Read More »

VMware vRealize Operations 6.7

By | March 25, 2018

A new release of VMware vRealize Operations 6.7 (vROPs) has been announced. As usual, we do not have the exact release date, but we have the details concerning what’s new in this release and how that will help VMware admins to manage vSphere environments. The product will provide troubleshooting details for the whole VMware SDDC stack. (vSphere,… Read More »

VMware Validated Designs 4.2 – SDDC

By | March 20, 2018

The VMware Validated Designs (VVDs) are a set of prescriptive documents that explain how to plan, deploy, and operate an SDDC.  VVDs are based on a collection of individual VMware products (vSphere, vSAN, NSX, vRealize Suite), that are combined into a common consumable package.  The collection of individual products, and their respective version numbers, make up the… Read More »

vCenter 6.5U1f Patch for Meltdown and Spectra Issue

By | February 27, 2018

VMware has released (on Feb, 15th) a new vCSA version: vCenter Server 6.5 U1f, with build number 7801515. This release patches the vCSA operating system (Photon OS) mainly against two vulnerabilities: bounds-check bypass (Spectre-1, CVE-2017-5753) and rogue data cache load issues (Meltdown, CVE-2017-5754). As of now, there is still no patch for branch target injection vulnerability… Read More »