How to backup, restore and schedule vCenter…

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How to backup, restore and schedule vCenter…

Now that we are moving away from SQL Express in favor of vPostgres for vCenter simple install on Windows and since vPostgres is the default database engine for (not so simple) install of vCSA I thought it would be nice to learn how to backup and restore this database.


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Using Smart Alerts in vRealize Operations 6.0 -…

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Using Smart Alerts in vRealize Operations 6.0 -…

vRealize Operations 6.0 is far more advanced than vCenter Operations 5.x and one of those major enhancements is “Smart Alerts”. In this 23rd post in my series on vCOps/vROps, I’ll explain what Smart Alerts are, how they can help you, and how to use them. This is an important feature that you need to be […]


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How to Integrate Log Insight with vRealize…

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How to Integrate Log Insight with vRealize…

I realized I have never covered vRealize Operations (vR Ops) integration for Log Insight (LI)! This integration is extremely powerful and worth digging into in order to understand the value it brings. As you may know, there are two primary types of data in your environment: Structured: vR Ops is meant to collect primarily structured data, […]


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Running Microsoft Business Critical Application…

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Running Microsoft Business Critical Application…

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 enables customers and partners to host Microsoft business critical applications such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, and SharePoint with consistent performance levels and constant availability. As part of the effort to extend the awareness of VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 ability to host business critical applications we have put together a solution white paper which covers the design, and configuration of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, SQL Server 2014, and SharePoint 2013 and tested the solution’s capabilities and supported features of these Microsoft business critical applications on Virtual SAN 6.0 as Proof of Concept.


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Managing NetApp Storage with vRealize…

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Managing NetApp Storage with vRealize…

From the earliest versions of vCenter Operations to the current vRealize Operations incarnation, we have been offering a multitude of capabilities to help IT administrators effectively manage, troubleshoot and simplify their infrastructure. One of the most powerful of these capabilities is the ‘Analysis Badge.’ Analysis Badges can be used to provide ‘at-a-glance’ views in numerous […]


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Application Delivery with Horizon 6: Newly…

Application Delivery with Horizon 6: Newly Updated White Paper #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com

Application Delivery with Horizon 6: Newly…

By Cindy Heyer, Technical Writer, Technical Marketing, End-User Computing at VMware The newly updated Application Delivery with Horizon 6 white paper is now available. This new version is packed with easy-access tips about using the features and components of Horizon 6 to more effectively manage your applications and desktops. This paper has something for everyone. […]


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VCP6–Objective 1.2–Secure ESXi, vCenter Server,…

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VCP6–Objective 1.2–Secure ESXi, vCenter Server,…

For this objective the following resources where used: For this objective the following resources where used: vSphere Security Guide VMware Certificate Authority Overview and Using VMCA Root Certificates in a Browser. Objective 1.2 – Secure ESXi, VCenter Server, & vSphere Virtual Machines


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VMware and VMUG Announce New Virtual SAN…

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VMware and VMUG Announce New Virtual SAN…

In the spirit of knowledge sharing, and in partnership with the VMware User Group (VMUG), we are excited to announce a new Virtual SAN Evaluation program. The Virtual SAN Evaluation program, which is offered solely through VMUG, begins today. VMUG members can find more details and sign up for the program at: http://vmug.hs-sites.com/virtual-san-trial We caught […]


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VMware Doubles Size of EVO:RAIL Clusters (by…

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VMware Doubles Size of EVO:RAIL Clusters (by…

VMware has doubled the number of virtual appliances that can be configured using VMware EVO:RAIL software, going from from four to eight for a total of 32 nodes in a single cluster.


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Running Transactional Workloads Using Docker…

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Running Transactional Workloads Using Docker…

In a series of blogs, we showed that not only can Docker containers seamlessly run inside vSphere 6.0 VMs, but both micro-benchmarks and popular workloads in such configurations perform as well as, and in some cases better than, in native Docker configurations. See the following blog posts for our past findings: Docker Containers Performance in […]


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NEW! VMware EMEA Education Course Catalogue…

VMware EMEA Education Course Catalogue Schedule for Q2-Q3 2015 #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com

NEW! VMware EMEA Education Course Catalogue…

We’ve made it easier for you to see when VMware Delivered open-enrolment courses are scheduled in Europe, Middle East and Africa. To sit alongside our current course catalogue we have created a schedule (PDF) which shows all the Classroom and Live Online courses scheduled up until September 30th 2015. All courses can be found and booked via […]


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Understanding the Density badge – vRealize…

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Understanding the Density badge – vRealize…

I recently got asked to explain the Density badge in vRealize Operations Manger. Please note that videos of all the badges (and more…) are available at this page. https://www.vmware.com/support/vrealize-operations-Manager-6-video.html (You’re welcome!!)


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VCP 6 Objective 1.1–Configure & Administer…

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VCP 6 Objective 1.1–Configure & Administer…

For access and authentication VMware leverages the concept of roles and privileges. A role in VMware is a grouping of privileges that can be assigned to an object. Users or groups are associated with the role. In VMware there are four types of permissions that can be leveraged.


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vExpert 2015 Second Half Applications are Now Open

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vExpert 2015 Second Half Applications are Now Open

Applications for the 2015 vExpert program are now open. This is the second and last chance to apply for vExpert in 2015. Applications will be accepted until July 15th at midnight PDT. The vExpert 2015 second half announcement will be on August 24th 2015. The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism and […]


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Desktop Transformation Powered by Dell…

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Desktop Transformation Powered by Dell…

By Tony Paikeday, senior product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Today Dell is accelerating the desktop transformation journey for organizations small and large with their announcement of general availability of Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition (HE). VMware and Dell have jointly invested in this space, to deliver on the benefits of […]


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Simple VDI Load Testing with View Planner

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Simple VDI Load Testing with View Planner

By Jack McMichael, Solutions Consultant In the last few years it seems the number of customers asking for assistance in re-evaluating their “VDI 1.0” infrastructure is increasing at a faster rate than ever. It makes sense when you consider that in the rush to achieve datacenter consolidation many administrators were under pressure to just “make […]


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Configure Auto Deploy Rules – PowerCLI

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Configure Auto Deploy Rules – PowerCLI

In the previous post Configure DHCP and TFTP for Auto Deploy, we discussed how to setup your DHCP and TFTP servers to allow your ESX hosts to PXE boot. However, once an ESX host boots, it will need directions to know what to boot. This is where Auto Deploy Rules come in. Download an ESXi […]


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VMware EVO:RAIL Ships New Software Releases

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VMware EVO:RAIL Ships New Software Releases

By Mornay van der Walt, vice president, EVO:RAIL Group, VMware Today, I’m pleased to announce we have shipped new releases of the VMware EVO:RAIL software. These latest releases address some of the wide-ranging feedback we have received from our customers and partners over the last six months with regards to scale, hardware monitoring, serviceability automation, […]


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Enhance Infoblox DDI control using vRealize Log…

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Enhance Infoblox DDI control using vRealize Log…

Networks and networking requirements are rapidly evolving and leading to innovations that are driven by changing trends in security, cloud infrastructure, virtualization, IPv6, and the changing face of the Internet. This impressive trend list requires equally advanced solutions for managing critical network services in the physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Infoblox’s industry leading integrated, centrally […]


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