Tag Archives: vSphere 6.5

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 »

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 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 »