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 …

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 …

Virtual Machine Networking in Nutanix Acropolis ( AVH )

Connecting Virtual Machines to network is incredibly simple in Acropolis. For user VMs, you can create network using Prism GUI, Acropolis GUI or using REST. Every NIC assigned to a virtual machine is assigned to a single network and every single network is bounded to a single VLAN. A network can be managed or unmanaged. …

Installing Nutanix Community Edition on VMware Workstation

In this article we will be covering the installation of Nutanix Community Edition on VMware workstation.VMware workstation installed on Internet connected system as you will be required to register the Nutanix CE after installation. Before proceeding for installation, download the Nutanix Community Edition after successful registration to http://www.nutanix.com/products/community-edition/ Next step is a descriptor file which …

VMware vCenter Converter 6.1 released

VMware has just released a VMware vCenter Converter 6.1. What’s new: The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.1 provides: Support for additional guest operating systems: Windows 10, Ubuntu 15. Offline conversions for HyperV 2012 R2 virtual machines. SSH key based authentication for the Linux sources during conversion. Support for VMware Workstation 12. For full release notes …

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 2

In previous article we discussed features and use cases of VMware Site Recovery Manager. Before moving on to installation of VMware Site Recovery Manager, in this article we will be discussing on operational limitation’s  and database configuration for VMware Site Recovery Manager. Operational Limits for Site Recovery Manager 6.1 Different limits apply to the numbers …

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.1) – Part 1

Introduction Site Recovery Manager a site migration and disaster recovery solution from VMware. As an extension to VMware vCenter server, VMwre Site recovery delivers a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that provides disaster recovery, site migration and non-disruptive testing capabilities in your environment. In conjunction with various replication solutions including VMware vSphere Replication™ Site …

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 …

Configuring vSphere Replication appliance

In earlier article I discussed about  deployment of vSphere Replication appliance. In this article I will be discussing on how to perform post deployment configuration of vSphere Replication appliance. Lab Environment Configuration Site A ( Source Site ) Platform service  – ps-site-a.virtualxpress.in – 192.168.109.200 vCenter Server – vc-site-a.virtualxpress.in – 192.168.109.201 vRA Appliance – vra-site-a.virtualxpress.in – …