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vSphere HTML5 Web Client

By |2016-10-26T12:43:01+01:00March 28th, 2016|VMware, Vmware|

VMware is working on replacing the VMware webclient on flash. Here is the Fling "vSphere HTML5 Web Client"  As of writing, 29-03-2016, it is still in development, so help us test. Summary The vSphere HTML5 Web Client is here! It is written using HTML5 and Javascript, and we are looking forward to you trying it in your environment and hearing your feedback! System Requirements 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 14 GB An existing VC6.0 installation (VCSA or Windows). The H5 client appliance will need 4 GB RAM, 2 vCPUs and the hard disk will grow up to 14 GB. [...]

Migration Paths from v5 Certification to v6

By |2015-06-07T23:33:12+01:00June 7th, 2015|Vmware|

Upgrading from VCP5 to VCP6: Only one exam is required. There is no course attendance required (but it is recommended). There will be five VCP6 migration options across the four technology tracks: Data Center Virtualization (DCV), Desktop and Mobility (DTM), Cloud Management and Automation (CMA), and Network Virtulization (NV): VCP6: Data Center Virtualization Exam (exam number: 2V0-621) - Beta Coming Soon! VCP6: Data Center Virtualization Delta Exam (exam number: 2V0-621D) - Beta Coming Soon! VCP6: Desktop & Mobility Exam (exam number: 2V0-651) - Coming Soon! VCP6: Cloud Management and Automation Exam (exam number: 2V0-631) - Coming Soon! VCP6: Network Virtualization [...]

Update sequence for vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 and its compatible VMware products

By |2015-06-07T16:25:40+01:00June 7th, 2015|Vmware|

When you have a lot of VMware products running like vCenter, SRM, vRops, VMware view, NSX,etc.. then at some point you need to upgrade one of them. so what is the order of upgrade ? After some searching i use these articles from VMware to know what upgrade sequence to use.  it's very handy and you know where to start here are the links for the complete articles. Update sequence for VMware vSphere 5.5 and its compatible VMware products (2057795) KB2057795 Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products (2109760) KB2109760

vCloud director 8 beta

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00June 2nd, 2015|Vmware|

if you are a service provider then check this out vmware is working on a vCloud director version 8. currently in beta but you can join and test it Join the vCloud Director 8.0 Beta Includes vSphere 6.0 and NSX 6.1 support, plus key improvements in Virtual Data Center (VDC) and vApp management. - See more at: http://www.vmware.com/partners/service-provider/#sthash.7KcLP4VZ.dpuf The upcoming release for vCloud Director has several new enhancements that will enable service providers drive operational efficiency and offer new capabilities to their cloud customers. Some of the key highlights for this release are: vSphere 6.0 and NSX 6.1 compatibility Virtual [...]

Creating low disk space alerts for the virtual machine guest file systems in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00June 1st, 2015|Vmware|

if your looking for a low disk alert then here is how you set it up To configure vRealize Operations Manager 6.x to generate low disk space alerts for virtual machines, new Symptom and Alert Definitions must be created. Creating new Symptom Definitions To create new Symptom Definitions perform these steps:  Log in to vRealize Operations Manager as a user with administrative privileges. Click on Content and then on Symptom Definitions. In the Filter box, type Guest partition and press Enter. A Symptom Definition named Guest partition disk space usage should be displayed. Select the Guest partition disk space usage [...]

Virtual Flash feature in vSphere 5.5 and Allocating vSphere Flash Read Cache to a virtual machine

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00May 11th, 2015|Vmware|

So you decide to buy a SSD disk to start using virtual flash "Virtual Flash Read Cache allows you to locally cache virtual machine read I/O on an ESXi host and even migrate that virtual machines cache to another Virtual Flash enabled ESXi host." This is how you configure it. Add the SSD capacity to your ESXi Host. Do this by logging in to the vSphere Web Client and navigate to Host and cluster. Select your ESXi Host and select Manage - Settings. Under 'Virtual Flash' you find 'Virtual Flash Resource Management'. Click the 'Add Capacity' button and select your SSD disk. [...]

Upgrade vCenter operations manager to vRealize operations manager (vCops 2 vRops)

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00April 11th, 2015|Vmware, vRealize|

How to upgrade your vCops to vRops When you are still running vCOPS 5.8 then at some point you will need to upgrade to vRealize operations manager 6.  Here is how you do it. first download your ova file from vmware and then deploy the OVA file.  First you will have to accept the "end user License Agreement" and in the next step you can select a name and datacenter you want to deploy in. I left the name as default but maybe you want to give it another name thats up to you to decide. Then you need to [...]

vCenter server to vCenter Virtual Appliance convertor – VCS to VCVA convertor

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00April 10th, 2015|Vmware|

Since Vmware vSphere 6 is released the vCenter Virtual appliance (VCVA) has the same specifications as the Vmware vCenter installed on windows (VCS). So you can install the VC virtual appliance without to worry about limitations and also one windows server license less to buy. Downside is that there is nog migration path from VCS to VCVA, so before you upgrade to vSphere 6  you can first migrate to a VCVA 5.5 and the upgrade your virtual appliance to vSphere 6.  there is a cool tool do this from Vmware fling website "The VCS to VCVA Converter Appliance is the winning [...]

Nested ESXi and EVC cluster – error adding ESXi to EVC Cluster

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00March 22nd, 2015|Vmware|

When you setup a home lab and you created nested ESXi host, then at certain point you want to create a EVC cluster to begin testing all features. but when you add an ESX host you get following error. 'The host's CPU hardware should support the cluster's current Enhanced vMotion Compatibility mode, but some of the necessary CPU features are missing from the host. Check the host's BIOS configuration to ensure that no necessary features are disabled (such as XD, VT, AES, or PCLMULQDQ for Intel, or NX for AMD). For more information, see KB articles 1003212 and 1034926.' To solve this [...]