Dell EMCvSphere

HP, DELL and CISCO custom ESXi images

I see many questions on the VMTN regarding the use of custom ESXi ISO images released by the major server vendors. In short, always use the ESXi image supplied by the vendor. They contain supported drivers and management VIBs (Such as ILO management for HP) which VMware do not provide...
vSANvSphere

VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2 – Key features

It doesn’t seem long since update 1 was released for vSphere 6.0, however we now have update 2 and here are the key features in this upgrade: vSphere Web Client RSA SecurID and smart card support for authentication to the Web Client Official support for Windows 10 vCenter Server Microsoft SQL server...
vRealize

vRealize Operations Manager – Licensing misunderstanding

For those who get vROps included with their vSphere purchase (ie VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus) you might be assuming that you get the equivalent vROps licence. This is incorrect. You will only get vROps Standard regardless of whether you purchase Enterprise or Enterprise Plus vSphere licensing. For Advanced...
vSphere

VMware tool’s vShield Endpoint driver renamed

For those trying to install the vShield Endpoint VMCI driver via a manual VMware tools installation, you may notice that when installing VMware tools that "vShield Endpoint" is missing as one of the install options. As of an earlier update to vSphere 5.5 "vShield Endpoint" has been split into two new installation...
vSphere

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 & 6.0U1 Overview

A few interesting notes on the new vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) as of version 6.0 and 6.0U1 Since vSphere 6.0U1 you can now patch your ESXi hosts via the Web Client, no need to use the C# client for this anymore. The only external database supported with the VCSA is Oracle DB....
vSphere

vSphere 6.0 Update 1 Released

VMware have recently released update 1 of it’s latest version of the vSphere suite. In summary, new features include: vCenter Server 6.0U1 New HTML5 Platform Services Controller UI: https:///psc Fault Tolerance and vSAN Interoperability now supported ESXi 6.0U1 vSAN 6.0U1 now supports stretched clusters & 2 node RBO configurations Site...
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