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How to configure PSC ring topology

In the last couple of projects, I was tasked with designing a new Platform Services Controller (PSC) and vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) topology based on specific availability requirements. One of the things I noticed is that admins tend to forget that you need to create a PSC ring topology in a multi-site PSC & vCS design. Let’s have a look why this is important and how to create a PSC ring topology in vSphere 6.5. […]

Web Client keyboard shortcuts
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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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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 […]

Operations Manager

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 […]

Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

Upgrading vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.5

As you all know, the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that helps you to plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site. The latest release of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 has been generally available for a while so it is time to have a closer look on how to upgrade your SRM […]

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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 […]