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New Features added in vSAN 6.6!

VMware introduces vSAN 6.6 and no, it is not a patch or a minor update but a milestone release! vSAN 6.6 will be the 6th generation of the product and it includes the most number of features ever! Take a look at this impressive list! 🙂 Native encryption for data-at-rest Compliance certifications Resilient management independent of vCenter Degraded Disk Handling v2.0 (DDHv2) Smart repairs and enhanced rebalancing Intelligent rebuilds using partial repairs Certified file service & […]

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About VMware

It is time for me to make a new step in my career so I am going to brief about it this time. 🙂 As of 9 November 2015, I have joined VMware as PSO Senior Consultant in the NEMEA region! Working for VMware was always something I considered but in the past my private situation didn’t allow me to make this step. Fortunately, this changed and in September 2015 I was approached by VMware […]

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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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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 […]

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How to deploy vCenter Server Appliance with external Platform Services Controller

In one of my previous posts we had a closer look on how to upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance from version 5.5 to version 6.0. This upgrade procedure described the upgrade process of the vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller (PSC) but doesn’t provide an upgrade or migration process if you want to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller. According to the vSphere 6 Installation and Setup […]

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vSphere 6 is GA!

Good news from VMware today! The vSphere 6 binaries as well as the product documentation are available for download! 🙂 Documentation Features & Release Notes What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.0 VMware vSphere 6.0 Release Notes Configuration Limits Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 6.0 ESXi and vCenter Server Product Documentation vSphere Installation and Setup Guide vSphere Upgrade Guide vCenter Server and Host Management Guide vCenter Server Appliance Configuration Guide vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide vSphere […]

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Customizing IP addresses for VM’s in SRM 5 – Part 1

In one of my previous blog posts (Back to Basics – SRM – Part 4: Inventory Mappings) I briefly touched the subject on adding an IP address customization rule when creating the inventory mappings and in this article we will have a closer look on how to configure the IP addresses customization in SRM. According to the vCenter Site Recovery Manager Administration Guide, the vCenter Site Recovery Manager supports different types of IP customization: Use […]