Tag Archives: vCenter

Prepare Host Clusters for Network Virtualization

By | July 3, 2018

In this post, I will cover following topics of Objective 1.2 of VCAP6-NV Deploy exam: Objective 1.2 – Prepare Host Clusters for Network Virtualization Prepare vSphere Distributed Switching for NSX Prepare a cluster for NSX Add/Remove Hosts from Cluster Configure the appropriate teaming policy for a given implementation Configure VXLAN Transport parameters according to a deployment plan… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

vSphere 6 Deployment Methods

By | December 15, 2016

vCenter Server with Embedded PSC and Database The embedded PSC is meant for standalone sites where vCenter Server will be the only SSO integrated solution. In this case replication to another PSC should not be required and is not possible. Device is a single point of failure. Supports Windows and VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) based… Read More »

ESXTOP – Batch Mode

By | November 12, 2016

Batch mode – Statistics can be collected  and output can be saved in a file (csv) and  also  it can be viewed & analyzed using windows perfmon & other tools in later time. To run esxtop in batch mode and save the output file for feature analysis use the command as in in below syntax esxtop -b -d 10… Read More »