vSphere 6 – How To Backup vCenter 6 vPostgres Database On Windows

Backing Up and Restoring the Embedded vCenter Server Database

VMware vSphere 6 release brought more robust vPostgres Database which gets installed by default when installing on Windows Server. For users willing to install the Windows version of vCenter Server 6 VMware has prepared a script which can be used to backup/restore the vPostgres Database. So in this post I’ll walk you through: vSphere 6 – How […]

How-To Get the Best Performance On VSAN Cluster – Technical PDF

VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.0 Performance Scalability and Best Practices

There is new paper called VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Performance: Scalability and Best Practices, which discuses How-To Get the Best Performance On VSAN Cluster. The Authors are   Amitabha Banerjee (staff engineer), Lenin Singaravelu ( senior staff engineer) and Julie Brodeur who works as senior technical writer in the Performance Engineering group at VMware. Paper which has 23 pages. […]

Sexilog – Free Tool Optimized for VMware vSphere Environment

Sexilog Dashboards

New free tool called Sexilog has been launched by two fellow bloggers Raphael Schitz (@hypervisor_fr ) and Frederic Martin (@vmdude_fr). It provides many built-in dashboards to get real-time logs from your ESXi hosts, vCenter, but also other products which can use Syslog, SNMP traps or Windows event logs. Sexilog is a Free Tool Optimized for VMware vSphere Environment. […]

vSphere 6.0 vCenter Server 6 Windows 2012 R2 Install Guide (With External SQL Server DB)

You'll need SQL server native client

VMware vSphere 6.0 has brought simplified deployment model where the dependency on Microsoft SQL server is reduced by using the built-in vPostgre SQL provided by VMware. Supported databases for the windows installation are SQL 2008 R2, 2012 and 2014, Oracle 11g and 12c as well as the option to use an embedded vPostgres database. vPostgres on […]

VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 (VUM) – Lab time

how to install vsphere update manager 6

After our successful upgrade of our vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) to vCenter 6.0 and ESXi host to ESXi 6.0, we need to install an VMware vSphere update manager 6.0 (VUM) on a Windows. This is the only Windows Server requirements for VMware vSphere 6. (except surely a Domain controller…). The installer needs a Windows VM (or physical system) and also […]

VMware vCenter Server (VCSA 6.0) Sysprep Files – Enable The “Pi Shell”

VCSA 6.0 Sysprep Files how to upload

Few days back vSphere 6.0 was released. There is many questions on how to do this or that. Today’s answer is on a question how to upload a sysprep files into VMware vCenter Server (VCSA 6.0). In the previous release, VCSA 5.5, there was this option through the WAMI interface (through the port 5480). This no […]

Get Nakivo Backup and Replication 5.5 NFR license

Nakivo Backup and Replication

I wanted to quickly shared one of my sponsor’s offer for IT pros. It’s a Nakivo who offers free NFR license of their backup and replication product – Nakivo Backup & Replication 5.5, which you can get for your lab. The offer is for current VMUG members, VMware vExperts, VCIs, VCPs, VTSPs, and VSPs. The product […]

Upgrading You Virtual Environment? Options to consider

VMware Product Interoperability Matrix

I have done a blog post for VMware SMB blog where I share some consideration on upgrading a virtual environments. There are few important questions that you shall be asking yourself before even thinking of upgrading. One of the first ones is compatibility. You won’t obviously want to lose the possibility to continue to back […]

vCenter Server 6.0 SSO Policies – Where To Change Password Maximum Lifetime etc…

VMware vCenter 6.0 SSO Default Password Policy

In VMware vSphere 6.0, after default installation of vCenter Server and SSO, there are some vCenter Server 6.0 SSO policies that will most likely interest you. Note that the password policy applies only to users in the vCenter Single Sign-On domain (vsphere.local). If yo just leave the default values you’ll be supprised the 91st day you can’t […]