Creating Virtual Volumes using EMC vVNX Community Edition

In one or the earlier post I covered the process of deploying and configuring vVNX Community Edition. In this post we will be discussing how we can create VMware Virtual Volumes ( vVOLs) running EMC vVNX as backend storage. Virtual volumes (VVols) are a new storage integration and management framework supported in VMware vSphere 6.0 …

VMware ESX Host Web Client pre-installed in ESXi 6.0 U2

The VMware Host Client is an HTML5-based client that is used to connect to and manage single ESXi hosts. It can be used to perform administrative tasks to manage host resources such as virtual machines, networking, and storage. The VMware Host Client can also be helpful for troubleshooting individual virtual machines or hosts if vCenter …

VSAN Hardware Compatibility List Checker

VMware Labs recently released a new fling VSAN Hardware Compatibility List Checker to verify if the installed hardware components are on the HCL list. It also verify if a storage controller on a server is on VMware HCL. You can download the fling from here. System Requirements Windows: XP, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2012 Browser: …

Embedded ESXi host client is getting more mature

Installation instruction If your ESXi host has internet access, follow these steps: Enable SSH on your ESXi host, using DCUI or the vSphere web client. Execute the following command ssh root@<esxip> esxcli software vib install -v http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/esxui/esxui-3530804.vib If you have downloaded the VIB to your local machine, you will need to push it to ESXi using …