Automating post-configurations for both PSC &…

Automating post-configurations for both PSC & VCSA 6.0u1 using appliancesh

Automating post-configurations for both PSC &…

In vSphere 6.0, we introduced a newcommand-lineoption to allow you to automate both the deploymentandupgrade of avCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) andPlatform Services Controller (PSC) using a simple JSON configuration file. This has been a very popular request from customers and one that I have been asking for some time now and was glad to see […]]> http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2015/11/automating-post-configurations-for-both-psc-vcsa-6-0u1-using-appliancesh.html/feed 0 Migrating ESXi to a…Read More


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Crash Consistent Backups and Database Cloning…

Crash Consistent Backups and Database Cloning with Virtual Volumes

Crash Consistent Backups and Database Cloning…

By Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect) In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes The post Crash Consistent Backups and Database Cloning with Virtual Volumes appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Another bug in vSphere 6.0. Now CBT has…

Another bug in vSphere 6.0. Now CBT has inconsistent incremental virtual machine backups

Another bug in vSphere 6.0. Now CBT has…

At the VMworld Europe party on Wednesday October 14 UK bandFaithless will perform. The performance starts at 20:00. The group is best known for their dance songs (“Salva Mea”, “Insomnia”, “God Is a DJ” and “We Come 1”). Faithless recorded six studio albums, with total sales exceeding 15 million records worldwide. Tips for VMworld here.


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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Upgrading to vSphere 6.0 U1

vSphere Upgrade Saga: Upgrading to vSphere 6.0 U1

vSphere Upgrade Saga: Upgrading to vSphere 6.0 U1

To keep vSphere installs secure, it is often necessaryto patch or upgrade them in a specific order, as outlined in KB 2109760, which has been our guide for the last few parts of our upgrade saga.However, patching vCenter 6.0 vCSA is not as easy as it looks.The instructions in the online manuals are only apropos … Continue reading vSphere Upgrade Saga: Upgrading to vSphere 6.0 U1 → The post vSphere Upgrade Saga: Upgrading to vSphere 6.0 U1 appeared first on AstroArch Consulting, Inc.


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Long-term self-signed certs

Long-term self-signed certs

Long-term self-signed certs

While I’m a big proponent of using an enterprise-class certificate authority—either based on internal offline root/online issuing or public CAs—there are some instances when using a self-signed cert fits the bill. Unfortunately, most of the tools for creating a self-signed cert have defaults that result in less-than-stellar results: the digest algorithm is sha1, the cert is likely to have a 1024-bit key, and the extensions that define the cert for server and/or client authentication are…Read More


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If you’re just getting started with #EVORAIL,…

If you’re just getting started with #EVORAIL, this Setup Checklist is your new best friend: https://t.co/xccLdoHjCn https://t.co/ov3F3eSk4T

If you’re just getting started with #EVORAIL,…

If you’re just getting started with #EVORAIL, this Setup Checklist is your new best friend: https://t.co/xccLdoHjCn https://t.co/ov3F3eSk4T


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VMware Samples Exchange goes into beta

VMware Samples Exchange goes into beta

VMware Samples Exchange goes into beta

When searching for scripts that relate to VMware (PowerCLI, Perl VILib, etc), you usually end up on a blog or a forum post somewhere, probably pointing towards GitHub for an example script. VMware themselves didn’t have a proper place for example scripts, like most vendors have in their developer centers. But an announcement on the VMware Community Podcast said that they are finally coming around to it and release a beta of the new VMware Samples Exchange. The VMware Samples Exchange (SVE) is…Read More


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Need to see if your VMware vSphere is secure?…

Need to see if your @VMware vSphere is secure? Try vRealize Air Compliance Today!

Need to see if your VMware vSphere is secure?…

vRealize Air Compliance is an easy-to-use service delivering real-time visibility of your virtual infrastructure, so you can maintain continuous compliance and improve your security.


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OpenStack Networking with VMware NSX, Part 3

OpenStack Networking with @VMwareNSX, Part 3

OpenStack Networking with VMware NSX, Part 3

Today’s blog post is the final entry in a series by Marcos Hernandez , one of the OpenStack specialists in VMware’s Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU). Part 1 discussed the basics of the Neutron integration for VMware NSX. Part 2 discussed foundational integrations for L2 and L3 network services.


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VMware EVO SDDC: An Insider’s View

VMware EVO SDDC: An Insider’s View (via Virtual Blocks) @vmwevosddc

VMware EVO SDDC: An Insider’s View

VMware was the first to paint a vision of the Software-Defined Datacenter as the architecture for hybrid cloud. In an SDDC all infrastructure resources and services (compute, storage and networking) are virtualized and more flexibly provisioned and managed through a policy-based, application centric approach. VMware customers have recognized the value of SDDC and are asking


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Scaling Performance for VAIO in vSphere 6.0 U1

Scaling Performance for VAIO in @VMwarevSphere 6.0 U1

Scaling Performance for VAIO in vSphere 6.0 U1

There have been questions around the overhead of the VAIO framework due to its extra user-to-kernel communication. In this blog post, we evaluate the performance of vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering using a null I/O filter and demonstrate how VAIO scales with respect to the number of virtual machines and outstanding I/Os (OIOs). The null I/O filter accepts each I/O request and immediately returns it.


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vCPU to pCPU Ratios – Are they still relevant?

vCPU to pCPU Ratios – Are they still relevant?

vCPU to pCPU Ratios – Are they still relevant?

One question I’m commonly asked (aka weekly if not daily) is what are the perfect pCPU to vCPU ratios that I should plan for, and operate to, for maximum performance. I wanted to document my perspective for easy future reference. The answer? There is no common ratio and in fact, this line of thinking will […] The post vCPU to pCPU Ratios – Are they still relevant? appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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NSX Installation and VUM/EAM Requirement

NSX Installation and VUM/EAM Requirement

NSX Installation and VUM/EAM Requirement

The following KB article details VXLAN troubleshooting but note the change to the location of the NSX-vSphere 6.2 VIB’s… http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2124894 In NSX 6.2 and later, VIB’s now have a unique directory: https:// NSX_Manager_IPaddress /bin/vdn/vibs-6.2.0/5.5-2926818/vxlan.zip


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Configuring NSX-v Load Balancer for use with…

Configuring NSX-v Load Balancer for use with vSphere Platform Services Controller (PSC) 6.0

Configuring NSX-v Load Balancer for use with…

By Romain Decker VMware introduced a new component with vSphere 6, the Platform Services Controller (PSC). Coupled with vCenter, the PSC provides several core services, such as Certificate Authority, License service and Single Sign-On (SSO). Multiple external PSCs can be deployed serving one (or more) service, such as vCenter Server, Site Recovery Manager or vRealize […] The post Configuring NSX-v Load Balancer for use with vSphere Platform Services Controller (PSC) 6.0 appeared first on…Read More


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VMware vSphere 6: Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks

VMware vSphere 6: Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks

VMware vSphere 6: Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks

Instructor Javier Menendez shares methods for troubleshooting vSphere 6 in the Education & Certification Lounge at VMworld Europe 2015. To download the presentation, please visit http://vmw.re/1WUmbCf


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Dynamic Host-Wide Performance Tuning in VMware…

Dynamic Host-Wide Performance Tuning in VMware vSphere 6.0

Dynamic Host-Wide Performance Tuning in VMware…

by Chien-Chia Chen Introduction The networking stack of vSphere is, by default, tuned to balance the tradeoffs between CPU cost and latency to provide good performance across a wide variety of applications. However, there are some cases where using a tunable provides better performance. An example is Web-farm workloads, or any circumstance where a high […] The post Dynamic Host-Wide Performance Tuning in VMware vSphere 6.0 appeared first on VMware VROOM! Blog .


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