VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.X…

#VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.X Architecture (via Virtual Maestro)

VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.X…

VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6 helps IT admins to monitor, troubleshoot, and manage the health and capacity of virtual environment. vRealize Operations is a suite that includes vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (VIN), vRealize Configuration Manager (vCM), vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Hyperic.


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vROps 6.x Persistence and its databases

vROps 6.x Persistence and its databases (via blogs.virtualmaestro.in)

vROps 6.x Persistence and its databases

The Persistence layer is the layer where the data is persisted to a disk. The layer primarily consists of a series of databases that replace the existing vCOps 5.x filesystem database (FSDB) and PostgreSQL combination.


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NSX – Transport Zone

NSX – Transport Zone (via vcrooky.com)

NSX – Transport Zone

Next up is creating a Transport Zone! Transport Zones are a way to define which clusters/hosts are be able to see and participate in the virtual network that are being configured. Its like a container that houses NSX Logical Switches along with their details which is then assigned to a collection of ESXi hosts that should be able to communicate with each other across the physical network infrastructure.


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Protecting Data Centers from the Inside:…

Protecting Data Centers from Inside: Micro-Segmentation and VMware NSX (via VMware Radius)

Protecting Data Centers from the Inside:…

The recent rash of cyber security breaches at well-known retail companies and government websites have made it excruciatingly clear that businesses today need a better solution to network and data security. Research shows that more than 30 percent of data center outages are caused by cyber attacks, and a 60-minute outage can cost businesses upwards …


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8 Most Popular VMware EUC Product Diagrams &…

8 Most Popular #VMware EUC Product Diagrams & Charts, According to Social

8 Most Popular VMware EUC Product Diagrams &…

Thanks to recent product releases and the expertise of our VMware End-User Computing (EUC) technical and creative teams, we’ve developed some great resources for our @VMwareHorizon social followers in the past month or so. And thanks to social media, we can always tell when we’re providing you, our readers and customers, with the right product news, FAQs and how-to guides.


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ESXi Version Information now available as JSON…

#ESXi Version Information now available as JSON (incl. Script example)

ESXi Version Information now available as JSON…

Out of many reasons, I need VMware ESXi version information in a format that can be reused in scripts. I maintain a manual list since a couple of years but this list can’t be used for automation purposes. VMware does not provide this information in the required format, so I created my own database which is now also available as JSON file.


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vSphere Replication sso fails with error Bad…

#vSphere Replication sso fails with error Bad exit code:1 (via techbrainblog.com)

vSphere Replication sso fails with error Bad…

After upgrading the VCSA to the latest U2 and also with new machine certificate , noticed vSphere Replication was in failed status and when I tried to configure the lookup service address and restarting the service it was failing with the error BAD EXIT CODE:1.


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VMworld 2016 Preview – The Software-Defined…

#VMworld 2016 Preview – The Software-Defined Data Center – Mission Critical Applications & Databases

VMworld 2016 Preview – The Software-Defined…

Continuing on the theme of making the VMware Software-Defined Data Center real, here is a preview of my abstracts for VMWorld 2016 submitted along with our partners Hitachi Data Systems and NetApp. One session will feature SAP HANA with the Dynamic Tiering option and the other session will feature Oracle 12c with the in-memory option. Both these sessions will showcase full stack SDDC architectures; NSX, vRealize Operations, vROPs Management Packs, and software-defined storage (virtual volumes). For the Oracle session NetApp will be a co-presenter and for the SAP HANA session Hitachi Data Systems will be the co-presenter. Get ready because VMWorld voting opens May 3rd – 24th


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How HA handles a VSAN Stretched Cluster Site…

How HA handles a #VSAN Stretched Cluster Site Partition (via yellow-bricks.com)

How HA handles a VSAN Stretched Cluster Site…

Over the past couple of weeks I have had some interesting questions from folks about different VSAN Stretched failure scenarios, in particular what happens during a VSAN Stretched Cluster site partition. These questions were in particular about site partitions and how HA and VSAN know which VMs to fail-over and which VMs to power-off.


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Problem Installing vCenter Server 6: The user…

Problem Installing vCenter Server 6: The user associated with the DSN has insufficient privileges

Problem Installing vCenter Server 6: The user…

Today while working in my lab I was facing one issue when I was trying to install vCenter Server on top of Server 2012. I was experimenting to deploy vCenter Server with external SQL 2014 database. This was my first experience with working on external database for vCenter Server and I knew I am gonna face some issues.


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VMware NSX for Horizon

#VMware NSX for Horizon

VMware NSX for Horizon

VMware NSX for Horizon brings speed and simplicity to VDI networking. Within seconds, IT administrators can create policies that dynamically follow virtual desktops, without the need for time-consuming network provisioning. Extending security policy from the data center to the device, this joint solution provides a highly extensible platform that integrates with industry-leading security solutions.


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Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 –…

Replacing default certificates in #vSphere 6 – Part 1 (via vpirate.in)

Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 –…

We all know that SSL certificates enable secure communication between a browser and a web server. During the initial setup, all the VMware components are installed with self-signed certificates and it is a best practice to replace the default certificates with custom CA signed certificates. This process of replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 is very simple compared to the tedious process that was present in the previous versions of vSphere (5.1 and 5.5).


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Prediction: By end of 2016, VMware Horizon will…

Prediction: By end of 2016, #VMware Horizon will be neck-and-neck with Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp (via TechTarget)

Prediction: By end of 2016, VMware Horizon will…

I predict that by the end of next year, VMware Horizon 6 will be neck-and-neck with Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp in the enterprise. I base this prediction on talking to many customers (several of them very large), who are seriously looking at Horizon 6 as their next platform to replace their current XenApp 6.


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