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Storage Center 5.6 Released

There is a release of the storage center 5.6 and it comes with some features and platform support currently built into storage center 6.x as well as a large number of bug fixes. This is good news for those with … Read More

Software Defined Single Sign On Database

Software Defined Single Sign On Database. One difficult task since the release of vSphere 5.1 has been the creation of SSO (Single Sign On) databases.  Creating an SSO database is not that incredibly difficult, but to achieve this; you require … Read More

vMA 5.1 Patch 1 Released

Expendable news item here too good not to be posted.  For those who may have missed it, VMware has released an update to the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) 5.1 appliances formally referred to as Patch 1.  This release is documented … Read More

vSphere 5.x – How to Enable SSH & ESXi Shell

Today we are going to learn how to enable SSH and the ESXi shell on VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.x in very simple steps. We are going to do this using the ESXi/vSpher Hypervisor console window. This post hopefully will … Read More

vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 root account locked out after password expiration

I was browsing and I came across this new VMware KB article which could potentially have widespread impact. This is very important, particularly in lab, development and proof of concept environments. The VMware KB article number is 2069041 and it … Read More

Using vim-cmd To Power On Virtual Machines

When you have a lab it is very wise to have a UPS that will protect you in case of a power shortage, this is because a power shortage can bring everything down. When everything is 100% virtualized, DHCP , … Read More

A Look at vCenter 5.5 SSO RC Installation

vCenter single sign on (SSO)  vsphere 5.5  release has several improvements, like the following: Completely re-written from the ground Multi-master architecture Native replication mechanism SSO now has site awareness (think of the possibilities for HA stretched clusters) MMC based diagnostic … Read More

Mastering VMware vSphere Book Updated for vSphere 5.5

Good news for those interested in vSphere, VMsphere vSphere author, blgogger and all-round aficionado, Scott Lowe is releasing an update to his highly popular” Mastering VMwrae vSphere “book. In this release he is joined by fellow blogger nick Marshall in … Read More

Syslog gone mad after vSphere upgrade vSphere 5.1 update 1

Syslog gone mad  I experienced this when I upgraded from vSphere 5.0 update 2 host to vSphere 5.1 update 1 I noticed an issue with the Isassd daemon, after the update manager finished with the upgrade the Isassd starts to … Read More

Release: Veam Backup & Replication 6.5

For those not aware, there has been a new release of the Veam Backup & Replication 6.5. It’s very interesting, the first backup solution for vSphere 5.1 and windows Server 2012 Hyper-3.0. A well brief of the new features can … Read More

PowerCLI in the Cloud

Those who are active with PowerCLI sessions at VMWorld, you may still be having in your mind the mention of a vCloud snapin coming soon. It is going to be the first Powershell snapin that allows administration of your hybrid … Read More

Import OVF/OVA: No datastore found on target in vCenter Server 5.1

Most of the time when you want to import your lab environment, most of the time we use folders to organize the datastores. But this is not the same when you want to import an OVF/OPVA template to one of … Read More

VMware trademark guide

VMware trademark guide a very important resource for bloggers, technical writer .VMware employees and partners who have less interest in blogs .the guide is intended to provide guidance regarding the VMware brand names that tend to draw the greatest interest. … Read More

vShield Edge Version Discovery with PowerCL

It has become clear that when upgrading your vShield manager, the shield edge devices will not be upgrade until you restart them. Sometimes we are caught in a situation where you need to do manual  scheduled upgrades , then you … Read More

VMware releases vSphere powerCLI 5.5 R2

There was some new release of vSphere PowerCLI 5.5(Build 1649237) wich was shared by Alan Renouf on facebook . The new R2 has the following features per the release notes: Access to the vCenter Server SRM public API (Connect-SRMServer and … Read More

Configuring SNMP Traps for ESXi/ESX 3.5, 4.x, and 5.x

Details To generate virtual machine and environmental traps from ESXi/ESX 3.5, 4.x, and 5.x hosts, you must configure and enable the embedded SNMP agent. You cannot use the Net-SNMP-based agent to generate these traps, although it can receive GET transactions … Read More

30 VMware vSphere Performance Tips

You most likely chose VMware’s vSphere as your virtualization solution due to it’s reputation as a solid and performant product; however, without proper attention and optimization you will not fully utilize the capabilities of the platform.  There’s a multitude of optimizations that … Read More

VMware shares data on bandwidth, sync times, and RPOs with vSphere Replication

Was very interesting that I have got some data to share with you that comes from usage of Site Recovery Manager with real systems and VMs.  I often get asked to provide generic guidance on vSphere Replication and usually answers … Read More