Among the new features in vSphere 6.5, there are a set of significant enhancements to the venerable vSphere HA capability. I am excited to announce a new set of content aimed at helping you learn more about these new features. In particular, these resources go over Orchestrated Restart and HA Admission Control.
A vCenter HA cluster consists of three vCenter Server Appliance instances. The first instance, initially used as the Active node, is cloned twice to a Passive node and to a Witness node. Together, the three nodes provide an active-passive failover solution.
DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 2
(Configuration, Backup, & Restore)
This enablement video is part 2 of a video series. In part 1, I showed you how to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. In Part 2, I show you how to configure the appliance itself from the appliance admin console and go through some initial settings. Then I show you the new feature in the VCSA 6.5 appliance where you can directly backup and restore VCSA from the appliance itself. This is one of the new features of the VCSA 6.5. This like some of the other new features (Builtin – HA / Update Manager) are only available in the VCSA 6.5, but not in the Windows-based version of vCenter Server 6.5.
If you missed Part 1 of this demo series, I highly recommend you watch it first before watching Part 2. Then after watching Part 1 & 2, watch Part 3 which covers configuring the vCenter Server via the vSphere Web Client.
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Today we’ll be testing the new VCSA 6.5 feature allowing to setup active-passive architecture where the active node is your usual VCSA 6.5 which manages your infrastructure, and the passive node is a node which sits there doing nothing, just receiving files from the active node. So today’s post will detail VMware VCSA 6.5 Active-Passive Setup […] Read the full post VMware VCSA 6.5 Active-Passive Setup With Simple Configuration – [LAB] at ESX Virtualization .
The new vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 has a backup feature. Today’s post is about VMware VCSA 6.5 Backup and Restore How-to. Note that it is an “out-of-the-box” feature which does a file level backup. It’s “built-in” within the appliance itself, and it allows users to backup not only the vCenter Server but also Platform […] Read the full post VMware VCSA 6.5 Backup and Restore How-To at ESX Virtualization .
VMware has done a great job with this new VCSA 6.5 appliance. You have already seen my lab deployment of VCSA 6.5 by using VMware Workstation – just to test the workflow, but today we’ll do another lab post. You’ll watch and learn How to deploy VMware VCSA 6.5 (VMware vCenter Server Appliance).I have also […] Read the full post How to deploy VMware VCSA 6.5 (VMware vCenter Server Appliance) at ESX Virtualization.
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2091961 This video demonstrates how to backup and restore the embedded vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres database Backing up and restoring your database protects the data stored in your database. Note: This video is only supported for backup and restore of the vPostgres database to the same vCenter Server. Use of image-based backup and restore is the only solution supported for performing a full, secondary appliance restore. For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article 2091961 at the following URL https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2091961
I recently attended the Orlando VMUG Usercon and had been discussing many of the great features of the vSphere 6.5 release that was announced at VMworld Barcelona. I began to chat with Rob P., an attendee of the conference, about VCSA backup.
VMware has announced that VMware vSphere 6.5 has gone general available this week. Now installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA) is even easier as the requirement for the client integration plugin has been removed and now the VCSA appliance is delivered via an ISO image with an installation wizard that’s been broken up into two stages.
This is lab time -:). Normally you don’t do that on your production deployment. This is a guide on How to install VCSA 6.5 in VMware Workstation and see the different configuration options within the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5.
The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 has significant new features and improvements mentioned here. One area of notice is the installer, which in this release not only has a new look and feel but other improvements.
On a bit of a shorter note to my previous article/novella1 – I have been moving my lab to a bit more of an “enterprise” style architecture – deploying SRM was in the way for that, so I had the need to set up another vCenter, however this gave the opportunity to move to a multi-PSC, multi-VC architecture.