Certificates have always been an interesting topic to me. I have seen complex PKI infrastructures on several occasions but more often than not most environments have utilized certificates in a limited capacity. In regards to vSphere, a majority of the time the default certificates provided by vSphere were sufficient for most deployments.
DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying)
Are you looking to deploy the new vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 into your lab or production environment? If so, check out my demo video that will walk you through how to deploy the VCSA 6.5. I cover the basic configuration settings to get you up and running quickly!
After you watch this video, then watch Part 2 & 3 of this demo series covering the configuration of the appliance itself from the appliance admin console and then from within the vSphere Web Client.
The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is full of new and exclusive features. One of which is the native file-based backup and restore. I’m happy to announce two new guided walkthroughs on the VMware Feature Walkthrough site.
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.
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2091961 This video demonstrates how to backup and restore the embedded vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 vPostgres database. Backing up and restoring your database protects the data stored in your database. Note: This article is only supported for backup and restore of the vPostgres database to the same vCenter Server or vCenter Server Appliance. 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
Till now in this series we have discussed a lot of theory about vCenter Server/VCSA, deployment type etc and also we looked into system requirements for vCenter Server and PSC installation. Now its lab time where we will see the installation/configuration of the components.
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.
The previous blog post was about natively backing up the VCSA 6.5. But a backup though is only as good as it’s ability to restore. To be able to restore a VCSA Backup, you will still need the VCSA 6.5 ISO handy, as you will kick off the Appliance Installer UI and click the ‘Restore’ … Continue reading »
If you remember in the first post of vSphere 6.5, I talked about the improvements in the VCSA 6.5 installer. Well, we are going to now take a look at the VCSA 6.5 installer and use to deploy our VCSA 6.5 appliance.
At today’s VMworld Europe conference in Barcelona VMware are announcing vSphere 6.5. There are a plethora of new features and fixes in this series of postings I plan to cover the ones that caught my eye and so for the … Continue reading →