Deploying VMware vSphere Content Library

The VMware vSphere Content Library allows vSphere administrators to effectively and efficiently manage virtual machine templates, vApps, ISO images, and scripts. VMware vSphere Content Library allows VMware administrators to : Store and manage content from a central location. Share content across boundaries of vCenter Servers. Deploy virtual machine templates from the Content Library directly onto …

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 …

Installing VCSA 6.0 on VMware Workstation

If you want to run vCenter Server Appliance from vSphere 6 in VMware Workstation than the standard guided installation process won’t work. In this post we will be covering the process of deploying VCSA in VMware Workstation. Process for deploying VCSA 6.0 in VMware Workstation Post download, Extract the ISO Content. Add the .ova extension …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Part 11 – Disaster Recovery By Running a Recovery Plan

In previous article we covered the key differences between the testing a recovering plan and performing disaster recovery by running a recovery plan. In this article we would be performing disaster recovery by running a recovery plan. You can select to perform a planned migration of virtual machines or recovery of virtual machine under unplanned …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Part 8 – Creating Protection Group

In previous set of article we covered Inventory Mapping between protected and recovery site and Configured SRM Array Manager. Now after configuring a replication solution, you can create protection groups. A protection group is a collection of virtual machines that Site Recovery Manager protects together using recovery plan. You can have multiple protection groups in a …

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.1) – Understanding Array-Based Replication and vSphere Replication

In previous article we configured pairing between production and recovery sites. Before creating protection groups, we must configure replication on the virtual machines to protect. VMware SRM supports Array-Based replication and vSphere Replication.  If you use array-based replication, one or more storage arrays at the protected site replicate data to peer arrays at the recovery …

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.1) – Part 4 – Pairing Sites

In previous article we covered Installation for VMware Site Recovery Manager. After successful  installation of VMware Site Recovery Manager, the first step to perform is to pair protected and recovery site. Pairing of sites can be performed logging in to any of vCenter of any Site using VMware Web Client. Before pairing the sites Check network …

Create vROps 6.0 HA Cluster

Introduction vRealize Operations Manager supports high availability (HA). HA creates a replica for the vRealize Operations Manager master node and protects the analytic’s cluster against the loss of a node. With HA, data stored on the master node is always 100% backed up on the replica node. At least one Data node is required for …

Recovering Virtual Machine using vSphere replication

In earlier article I discussed on the steps to deploy vSphere replication appliance and its configuration. In this article I will be discussing on how to configure Virtual Machine for replication and the performing recovering of Virtual Machine in case source site is not available. Using vSphere Replication, virtual machines can be replicated from a …