Tag Archive: vsphere

Feb 14

The vSphere 5.x Datacenter Cookbook eBook is Free Today!!!

PacktPub is offering an eBook copy of my book, VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook, for FREE!!! Today only!!!

Feb 10

PEX Session Notes: VVOLs Technical Overview

My notes from the STO4278 vSphere Virtual Volumes Technical Overview Session at VMware PEX 2015

Jan 13

EMC VSI 6.4 Web Client Plugin and the VNXe3200

EMC has released version 6.4 of the VSI plugin for the vSphere Web Client. This release fixes an issue with registering a VNXe3200 as storage system.

Jan 10

vSphere Software iSCSI Basics

In this post I am going to take a look at two common network configurations used when deploying iSCSI connectivity in a vSphere environment along with how to correctly configure vSphere networking and the software iSCSI adapter when using iSCSI storage.

Jun 15

AutoLab Video Series Part 5 – Deploying the vMA

This fifth video in my AutoLab Video Series covers downloading, deploying, configuring, and using the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual appliance in the AutoLab vSphere environment.

Mar 25

Saving Searches with the vSphere Web Client

The ability to search vCenter inventory from the vSphere Client has been available for at least as long as I have been using it but each time you wanted to search for something you had to recreate the query. The Web Client provides the same search functionality adding the ability to also save commonly used searches. This allows for regularly used queries to be recalled quickly using the Web Client.

Oct 29

Create a new Datacenter and Add ESXi Hosts with PowerCLI

This first PowerCLI script creates a new Data Center in vCenter inventory and adds a list of ESXi hosts to the new Data Center. Nothing real fancy here but the script does help speed up adding ESXi hosts to the vCenter inventory.

Apr 01

vSphere Storage Appliance cleanup.bat

I have been doing some home lab work with the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA). I have had a few request recently from customers with very small environments looking to leverage virtualization and a couple of large environments looking for solutions for branch offices.

Aug 28

vSphere 5.1 Announced!

Lot of great announcements this morning during the VMworld keynote. One of these being the official announcement of vSphere 5.1 and there are already a number of blogs out there posting information on many of the new features and enhancements. Here are just a few of the new features and enhancements I am looking forward …

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Jun 06

vSphere HA Protection: Protected? or Not?

So I set the restart priority of one of my VMs to disabled. HA reconfigured and the VM still showed protected. Hmmmm, shouldn’t show protected anymore, right?

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