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It’s vSphere Beta Time!

vSphere Beta Program Overview VMware is excited to announce the upcoming VMware vSphere Beta Program. This program enables participants to help define the direction of the most widely adopted industry-leading virtualization platform. Folks who want to participate in the program can now indicate their interest by filling out this simple form. The vSphere team will grant access to the program to selected candidates in stages. This vSphere Beta Program leverages a private Beta community to download […]

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How to remove SRM extension from vCenter Server

Recently, I did some SRM troubleshooting for several customers where the SRM extension was not removed from the vCenter Server after running the uninstaller on a Windows machine running vCenter Server. Here is a quick how-to on manually removing the SRM extension from the vCenter Server. Note: According to KB 1025360, this method should also work for the vCenter Server Appliance. Remove SRM extension from vCenter Server Open your internet browser and navigate to the […]

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How to deploy vRealize Orchestrator 7 in cluster mode

If you want to increase the availability of your vRealize Orchestrator 7 deployment, you can deploy the vRealize Orchestrator 7 in cluster mode. This means that the cluster will consist of at least two vRealize Orchestrator 7 server instances that share one database. The vRealize Orchestrator 7 in cluster mode supports Oracle, Microsoft SQL and PostgreSQL databases. Refer to the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix – Solution/Database Interoperability for all supported databases. Unlike previous versions of […]

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How to install and configure vRealize Orchestrator 7

The VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7 was announced this year at VMworld EU in Barcelona and it comes with a new, redesigned GUI which is now called Control Center. It is worth to mention that this new GUI is HTML 5 driven! The installation and configuration of the product didn’t change much but the new GUI is worth heaving a quick look at. Please refer to the vRealize Orchestrator 7 documentation for key features, architecture and […]

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How to recover vRealize Orchestrator password

Yes, I know. I should have wrote it down but who’s got the time right? 🙂 Anyway, I locked myself off and I cannot open the vRealize Orchestrator configuration page. Here is a quick procedure that will recover vRealize Orchestrator password. Please note that this procedure is intended to recover the vRealize Orchestrator password on the appliance version. Recover vRealize Orchestrator password Open the vRO appliance and log in with the root user. Go to: […]

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How to install and configure vRealize Orchestrator 6

The vRealize Orchestrator also known as vCenter Orchestrator in the past has been around for quite some time now. I haven’t really cover the topic of automation on my blog, beside the vCloud Suite proof of concept blog series that touched the subject briefly, so I think it is time to have a closer look on how to install and configure vRealize Orchestrator within a vSphere environment. But first, let’s have a look at VMware’s […]

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vSphere Web Client keyboard shortcuts

Just a quick post about the vSphere Web Client keyboard shortcuts available in the vSphere Web Client 6. It’s a useful feature that I use a lot when I work with multiple vCenter Servers and I need to switch quickly between the items in the vCenter Server Inventory. vSphere Web Client Keyboard Shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+S – Navigates to the Search field control Ctrl+Alt+H – Displays global help Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H – Displays context-sensitive help Ctrl+Alt+1 – Navigates to […]

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A closer look at the new ESXi Embedded Host Client fling.

Some time ago a new fling by VMware Labs has been released to manage your ESXi hosts. The ESXi Embedded Host Client is written in HTML and JavaScript, and is served directly from your ESXi host which means it has to be installed on the ESXi host first. Since this fling is currently in its development phase the ESXi Embedded Host Client is not fully featured and only implements a hand full of the most […]