CloudvRealize

Manage your Cloud with vRealize Operations and Blue Medora

VMware's vRealize suite, combined with management packs from Blue Medora is a set of cloud management tools that focus on automating, planning & monitoring both on-prem cloud platforms and public cloud PaaS. Learn how to manage your cloud with vRealize Operations and Blue Medora in this blog post. When it...
VMwarevSphere

vSphere 6.7 – VMFS3 Datastores No Longer Supported

As of vSphere 6.7 VMware no longer supports VMFS version 3 datastores. If a vSphere ESXi 6.7 host mounts a VMFS3 datastore, it will be automatically upgraded to VMFS 5. This automatic upgrade process is in-line and does not impact the availability of virtual machines, however this upgrade process will...
VMwarevSphere

VMware vSphere SSL Certficates – Easy as 1, 2, 3

This is a very quick post on the use of SSL certificates and vSphere. As of vSphere 6.0 and beyond VMware have provided a VMCA (VMware Certificate Authority) which by default signs all vSphere SSL certificates (vCenter Server & ESXi) The VCSA is a Platform Services Controller feature, enabled by...
CloudVMwarevSphere

Spectre & Meltdown on VMware – What you need to patch

Spectre & Meltdown are hot topics at the moment but how does this affect VMware solutions? VMware have provided detail on their stance on the situation via mostly two KB articles; https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52245 & https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52264 In summary this is what is covered: ESXi, Workstation & Fusion ESXi is affected by Spectre and patches...
vCommunityvSAN

Win an Amazon Echo with VMware HOL & VMTN

For those who know me, you will know that I do some of the user moderation for the official VMware VMTN forums here: https://communities.vmware.com This month I was asked if I would be interested in moderating a new forum, the vSAN 6.6 Challenge Lab https://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/challenge-lab/vsan/overview So what is this all about? The...
Cloud

Building the Cloud with vCloud Director 9.0 – A-Z

Introduction to to vCD 9.0 The growth in cloud adoption is growing year on year. Last year figures of over 20% growth in IaaS alone are proving this. VMware's vCloud Director solution is therefore an obvious choice to provide IaaS to customers. This post series will detail the steps required...
Cloud

vCloud Director Installation Part 1 – Database

This is part 1 of the vCD 9.0 Installation guide. In this section we will install the database required for vCD There are now 3 databases supported for vCD Oracle Microsoft SQL Server PostgreSQL This guide will focus on setting up a vCD database with PostgreSQL on CentOS 7, but...
Cloud

vCloud Director Installation Part 3 – vCloud Director Install

This is part 3 of the vCD 9.0 Installation guide. In the previous section we installed an base operating system for vCloud Director. In this section we will install the vCloud Director software installation. For most of this procedure there are perfectly good guides for this on VMware's website so...
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