Back in March, we introduced vSphere 6.0 and the new architecture for vCenter Server. With this new architecture you learned about the Platform Services Controller, a new functional component of vCenter that moves beyond just Single-Sign On to include additional platform services such as: Licensing Service Certificate Authority (VMCA) Certificate Store (VECS) Lookup Service for […] The post Introducing the Platform Services Controller Interface in vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1 appeared first on…Read More
Hi, vSphere 6.0 Update 1 is out and there’s lots of great updates. One that I think many will be interested in is SSLv3 as it relates to Single Sign-On. From the Update 1 Release Notes SSLv3 protocol disabled by default on port 7444 in vCenter Server 6.0 Update When you install vCenter Server 6.0 […] The post vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1 Single Sign On and SSLv3 appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .
By Joanna Guan and Davide Bergamasco In a prior post we assessed the performance of VMware vSphere Content Library, focusing on the instantiation of a virtual machine from an existing library. We considered various scenarios and provided virtual infrastructure administrators with some guidelines about the selection of the most efficient storage backing based on a […] The post How to Efficiently Synchronize, Import and Export Content in VMware vSphere Content Library appeared first on VMware…Read More
By Jonathan McDonald Anyone who knows me knows I have a particular passion (however misplaced that may be…) for the VMware Certificate Story. This multi-part blog series will discuss a bit of background on the certificate story, what you need to know about the architectural design of it in an environment and some new features […] The post VMware Certificate Authority – My Favorite New Feature of vSphere 6.0 – Part 1 – The History appeared first on VMware Consulting Blog .
I decided that it’s time to share some of my experiences, tips, ideas, etc.. Loading… Friday, August 14, 2015 unnoticed new features on vSphere 6, I’d like to point out a “kind” of new feature, why I say kind ?!? Well mainly because it has been there before, but only available on appliances vCenter and not on the Windows one. Now it has been improved and is working consistently between both platforms. I’m talking about vCenter Watchdog. What’s vCenter Watchdog ?vCenter Watchdog is a high…Read More
New series of vSphere Web Client UI Deepdives With vSphere 6 adoption going up, the new features are helping our customers manage their environments better than ever before. vSphere Web Client is the most common way that these new features and enhancements are used, but sometimes the UI changes get lost in the discussion. The […]
If you have installed (or upgraded to) VMware vSphere 6.0 and you still use the old legacy vSphere client you may have some false positives about VM snapshots. All VMs seems to have some snapshots, also if they don’t (and using consolidate does not fix it, because there aren’t snapshots to be fixed). But this apper only with the Windows vSphere Client: Is a cosmetics bug rather than a real issue, but using this client you cannot understand from a first look which VM has a snapshot and which…Read More
28 July VMware released a knowledgeable article describing a problem with ESXi 6.0 and the All Path Down (APD). The problem is that aLUN that have experienced an APD state never exist the APD state and the LUN is not accessible from the ESXi host even though the connection between the ESXi host and the … Continue reading »
The other day i had to upgrade my labESXi mgmt serverfrom version 5.5 to 6.0 host via the command prompt and it’s actually pretty straight forward. I took the following steps to perform the upgrade: Download the latest ESXi version from the VMware website Log on to the ESXi server using SSH Verify runningESXi version … Continue reading »
I’ve finally gotten some time to dig into the changes in vSphere 6 with regards to deployment options and architecture. I thought I’d do a few posts covering some key enhancements from VMware, paying particular attention to the Platform Service Controller (PSC) and VMware’s preferred deployment options. I haven’t received any briefings from VMware, so I can’t comment on what is coming in future releases. Note that most of this information was made available to me via access to VMware’s…Read More
Not networking, but a little gotcha that caught me out today with very slow boot times for ESXi V5.5 associated with RDM’s and MSCS configured LUN’s mounted via VPLEX. Details in the following KB article associated with a volume flag called “perennially-reserved”…http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1016106
Post by vExpert Vladan Seget VMware vSphere 6 further enhanced VMware HA and related configurations, which help detect shared storage issues, and also introduced VM Component Protection (VMCP). It’s perhaps a lesser-known feature, but I’d say it’s good to have one. Today, we’ll focus on VMCP and show how it allows vSphere admins to sleep better […]
Today after upgraded my ESXi 5.5 host to ESXi 6.0, I started seeing a continuous warning on my ESXi 6.0 host “Deprecated VMFS Volumes found on host. Please consider upgrading volume(s) to the latest version“. From vSphere 6.0, VMFS3 Version is deprecated but all my datastores were already at VMFS 5 Version. I still see […]]> Today after upgraded my ESXi 5.5 host to ESXi 6.0, I started seeing a continuous warning on my ESXi 6.0 host “ Deprecated VMFS Volumes found on host. Please consider…Read More
Post by vExpert Michael Webster vSphere 6 is the latest and much anticipated flagship release from VMware and has been available since March 2015. It is the first time in a while that we’ve seen a new major release from VMware, and they’ve made a concerted effort to ensure that this release is as rock […]
vSphere 6 uses the well known memory reclamation techniques you may already know from previous versions: transparent page sharing (TPS) memory ballooning memory compression memory swapping The memory reclamation technique that is used depends on the ESXi host memory state, which is determined by the amount of free memory of the ESXi host at a […] Der Beitrag vSphere 6 ESXi memory states and reclamation techniques erschien zuerst auf running-system.com.