When installing Photon Controller, the resource configuration of the Management VM is sized dynamically as mentioned here based on the total available CPU, Memory and Storage on the physical ESXi host that it is being provisioned to. This is generally not a problem when deploying Photon Controller in Production with larger hosts but if you are trying to play with it in a home lab or a resource constrained environment, then this can be a challenge.
As a networking professional, you know there’s only one certainty in today’s business landscape: change. As technology continues to grow and evolve, so has the way we operate and manage the network. Throughout most of the data center, hardware-centric infrastructure has been replaced with more agile, efficient, software-defined solutions. That’s a huge step forward—but the transformation won’t be complete until the network is virtualized, too.
Like any industry transition, software-defined storage will take several years to be fully realized. But even at this early stage, the “genetic code” behind this new approach to storage is becoming better understood. While we will certainly see variations on a core theme, the essence behind software-defined storage serves to differentiate it from other forms. As software-defined storage grows and matures, this blueprint has the ability to change how we think about storage: both as a standalone discipline and as part of an integrated software-defined data center.
I was so excited to see that the Hands-On-Labs (HOL) had finally been updated to Virtual SAN 6.2 that it prompted this blog. I just couldn’t stop at HOL! The VMware storage & availability team offers many other nifty tools to get you started with VMware Virtual SAN. If you haven’t yet, check out these 6 tools to get you on the path to hyper-convergence.
I was recently talking one of the customers where the Virtual Machine was showing up on one of the wrong Storage clusters. On further investigation, I found that this was happening due to the fact that the ISO mounted on the Virtual Machine was coming from one of the datastores that were part of another datastore cluster.
Part 5 of the series will be configuring the environment so Horizon View can be accessed remotely. There are some ports that need to be opened up on your firewall to the Security Server. As every environment is different I will show how my environment looks so you can mirror it.
Last week I shared my learnings on building Answer file and automate Windows Server deployment on Acropolis Hypervsior [AHV]. This post is almost similar to earlier post, but it is based for deployment on VMware Platform.
I’ve been doing a lot of work recently with Auto Deploy and Host Profiles in vCenter. I feel both of these technologies are very underrated in vCenter. With Host Profile, prior to using Auto Deploy, I always felt they were just a little more trouble then it was worth. Trying to get every host compliant at the same time seemed like this loosing battle I was facing. But Auto Deploy and Host Profiles go hand in hand so it was an opportunity to get it right.
With RDS hosted application pools, you can deliver a single application to many users. The application runs on a farm of RDS hosts. When you create an application pool, you deploy an application in the data center that users can access from anywhere on the network.
I mention in my vSphere Best Practices that you should have an anti – affinity rule to keep your domain controllers on different hosts. That way if there is a host outage, the odds of losing both or more, of your domain controllers is reduced. This info could be used for other kinds of servers too. So lets enable this!
You conceded the point and your team will be using a single vCenter to manage multiple physical Data Centers. All right, not the end of the world, you’ll be fine. But a few developers are requiring Layer 2 across some of those Data Centers. Again, not the end of the World; besides that’s what NSX is for.
Horizon 7 introduced the Instant Clone feature leverages the vmFork technology introduced in vSphere 6.0 U1. With Instant Clone technology it is possible to clone and deploy a VDI desktop VMs in seconds. This is called the Just-In-Time Desktop.
Are you wondering how Virtual SAN is doing? The recent earnings announcement revealed that… Virtual SAN is doing GREAT! Over 3500 customers so far (21 months after the release!) and 200% Year over Year growth.