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How to recover from isolated vCenter HA nodes

During some vCenter HA testing for a customer, I ended up in a situation where all nodes in the vCenter HA cluster could not communicate with each other. This means that all three nodes: Active, Passive, and Witness could not communicate with each other. This is more than a single point of failure and when this happens, the vCenter HA cluster is assumed non-functional and availability is impacted because vCenter HA is not designed for multiple […]

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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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Upgrading vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8

Some time ago VMware announced vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 at VMworld U.S. which I covered in my previous blog post. Now that the binaries are available, let’s have a look on how to upgrade vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8. Before you begin make sure you read and check the following: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Release Notes Site Recovery Manager Installation and Configuration Guide (especially chapter 6 – Upgrading Site Recovery […]

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How to upgrade vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7 to version 5.8

Here is a quick-steps guide on how to upgrade the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7 to version 5.8. In this case I will perform an in-place upgrade of vCenter Infrastructure Navigator. Before we begin, let’s take a look at what’s new in vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.8. vCenter Infrastructure Navigator now works with vSphere Web Client versions 5.5 and 5.1. You can customize vCenter Hyperic agent profiles that you can then select when deploying the agent on […]

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Integrating vCenter Hyperic with vCenter Operations Manager

This is a quick-steps guide on how to integrate the vCenter Hyperic with vCenter Operations Manager, using the management pack for vCenter Hyperic. The management pack for vCenter Hyperic includes an embedded adapter and preconfigured dashboards. You can use the dashboards to monitor the vCenter Hyperic resources imported by the management pack. In this example I am using vCenter Hyperic version 5.8.1 and vCenter Operations Manager version 5.8.1. Before you begin, download the Management Pack […]

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How To Install and Configure vCenter Hyperic 5.8

In this blog post we will take a closer look at installation and configuration procedures when installing the vCenter Hyperic software. Before we go any further, let’s first define what vCenter Hyperic actually is. VMware vCenter Hyperic (Formerly known as VMware vFabric Hyperic) is a component of the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite. It monitors physical hardware resources, operating systems, middleware and applications running in physical, virtual and cloud environment. Source: vmware.com The vCenter Hyperic […]

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Upgrade vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 to version 5.8

Here is a quick steps guide on how to upgrade the vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 to version 5.8. In this case I will perform an in-place upgrade of vCenter Operations Manager. Before we begin, let’s take a look at what’s new in vCenter Operations Manager 5.8. Optimized query execution to improve performance at scale. Enhanced authentication options with new active directory integration for authentication. Improved security with upgrades to the OS and runtime environment. New […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 22: Configure vCenter Infrastructure Navigator

In the previous part we have deployed the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance and licensed it with a license key. In this part we will continue with configuration of the appliance. Configure vCenter Infrastructure Navigator The vCenter Infrastructure Navigator installs as a plug-in into the vCenter Web Client so in order start using it you have to open the vSphere Web Client. Open the vSphere Web Client and login with your administrator account or if […]