January 25, 2019

Almost after 3 months VMware has released vSphere 6.7 U1 an update for vCenter Server, version 6.7 U1b, has been released as of 2019-01-18.

This is a bug fix release and includes some critical fixes, including e.g:

  •  If you remove a Virtual Machine (VM) folder from the inventory using the vSphere Client, formerly known as the HTML5 client, the action might delete all the VMs as well and not just the folder.

  • Some of...

January 2, 2018

This VMware Fling allows users to easily migrate virtual machines in bulk from a graphical user interface between vCenter Servers (same & different SSO Domains supported) using the Cross-vCenter vMotion feature.

Key Features

  • Completely UI-driven workflow for VM migration

  • Provides REST API for managing migration operations

  • Works with vCenter not a part of the same SSO domain

  • Support for batch migration of multi...

October 3, 2017

vCenter Server 6.5 has a new native high availability solution that is available exclusively for the vCenter Server Appliance. This solution consists of Active, Passive, and Witness nodes which are cloned from the existing vCenter Server. Failover within the vCenter HA cluster can occur when an entire node is lost (host failure for example) or when certain key services fail. Deploying each of the nodes on a different ESXi inst...

January 8, 2017

vCenter Server 6.5 has a new native high availability solution that is available exclusively for the vCenter Server Appliance. This solution consists of Active, Passive, and Witness nodes which are cloned from the existing vCenter Server. Failover within the vCenter HA cluster can occur when an entire node is lost (host failure for example) or when certain key services fail. Deploying each of the nodes on a different ESXi inst...

December 30, 2016

With the release of VCSA 6.5 an exciting new feature of vCenter HA has been introduced. So while doing the Basic HA configuration I was continuously getting below error in the wizard –

The operation is not allowed in the current state. Failed to get management network information. Verify if management interface (NIC0) is configured correctly and is reachable.

When preparing VCHA manually this error is more meaningful -

Exception:...

December 28, 2016

In the previous versions of vSphere, AutoDeploy & Image builder were available via PowerCLI. With the latest release both have been added in vCenter and can be used from vCenter Web Client GUI.

For the lab purpose I’ll be using ESXi-6.5 HPE Custom image and inject older NIC & HBA driver in the image to make it work on Gen7 hardware.

  • To start using Image builder & AutoDeploy we’ll have to start the service & can change the st...

December 24, 2016

Reboot the VCSA

Press ‘e’ to enter the GRUB screen

Enter ‘rw init=/bin/bash/ ‘ next to $photon_cmdline to boot the appliance in single user mode

Use passwd command to reset the password and reboot

December 15, 2016

vCenter appliance 6.5 is the latest & greatest release of vCenter so far I could say. vSphere 6.5 adds an X-Large deployment size, the update manager and a fully supported migration assistant to the appliance. So it’s time to migrate your Windows based vCenters to appliance with vSphere 6.5.

VCSA 6.5 Enhancements

  • Supports up to 2000 ESXi Hosts and 35.000 Virtual Machines

  • Guided Installer (Interactive Installer, instead...

December 14, 2016

VMware announced vSphere 6.5 couple of days ago and everyone wants to know what’s new with vSphere 6.5 and I tried my best keep it simple rather posting all the content which is easy to remember for cracking Interviews. The vCenter Server Appliance is taking charge in this release with several new features. For starters, the installer has gotten an overhaul with a new modern look and feel. Users of both Linux and Mac will also...

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