vSphere 6.5 U1 Added Benefit – vCenter Foundation Supports (4) Hosts Now!

vSphere 6.5 U1 Added Benefit – vCenter

Foundation Supports (4) Hosts Now!

VMware vCenter Server Foundation provides powerful management tools for smaller environments looking to rapidly provision, monitors, and control virtual machines. Previously, vCenter Server Foundation only support managing up to (3) hosts much like the vSphere Essentials Kits. With the release of vSphere 6.5 U1, VMware has changed the licensing to now support up to (4) hosts!

Key Features:

  • Analyze and remediate issues quickly with visibility into vSphere virtual infrastructure.
  • Deliver the security and availability of vSphere through automated proactive management features such as automated load balancing and out-of-the-box automation workflows.

Key Capabilities:

  • Management service
  • Database server
  • Inventory service
  • VMware vSphere Clients
  • VMware vCenter APIs and .NET
  • vCenter Single Sign-On

 

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough – via VMware vSphere Blog

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough

A new guided migration walkthrough is available on the VMware Feature Walkthrough site. This click-by-click guide covers an embedded migration from a Windows vCenter 6.0 to a VCSA 6.5.


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Using VCHA (vCenter High Availability) in vSphere 6.5

Using VCHA (vCenter High Availability) in vSphere 6.5 – via Virtualization the Future

Using VCHA (vCenter High Availability) in…

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.


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DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration)

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 3

(vCenter Configuration)

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This enablement video is Part 3 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. If you have not watched Part 1 & 2, I highly recommend you go back and watch them first in order. The links to all (3) videos are listed below.

In the Part 3 video, I show you some basic initial configurations in the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 from the vSphere Web Client. These configurations include adding the appliance to an Active Directory domain, adding Active Directory as an Identity Source, etc.

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying):   https://youtu.be/h8zmNXSlIu0

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Backup, & Restore):   https://youtu.be/s3fbojeXzys

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration):   https://youtu.be/sO7rfqtv_S0

 

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Backup, & Restore)

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 2

(Configuration, Backup, & Restore)

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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.

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying):   https://youtu.be/h8zmNXSlIu0

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Backup, & Restore):   https://youtu.be/s3fbojeXzys

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration):   https://youtu.be/sO7rfqtv_S0

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying)

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying)

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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.

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying):   https://youtu.be/h8zmNXSlIu0

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Back, & Restore):   https://youtu.be/s3fbojeXzys

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration):   https://youtu.be/sO7rfqtv_S0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join VCSA 6.5 to AD Domain

Join VCSA 6.5 to AD Domain – via EnterpriseDaddy

Join VCSA 6.5 to AD Domain

In one of my vSphere 6.0 posts, I mentioned how to join vCenter Server appliance to an AD Domain, which you can find here. Today we will be looking at how to join VCSA 6.5 to AD Domain.


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vSphere 6.5 Component Password Recovery (vCenter, SSO and ESXi)

vSphere 6.5 Component Password Recovery (vCenter, SSO and ESXi)

vSphere 6.5 Component Password Recovery…

Everyone knows the situation where you can’t log into a system because you have forgotten the password. The following article explains how to reset the password and regain access to VMware vS…Read More


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First Look at AWS Management Portal for vCenter Part 1: Deployment

First Look at AWS Management Portal for vCenter Part 1: Deployment – Niktip’s Blog

First Look at AWS Management Portal for vCenter…

Cloud has been a hot topic in IT for quite a while, for such valid reasons and benefits it brings as agility and economies of scale. More and more customers start to embark on the cloud journey, whether it’s DR to cloud, using cloud as a Tier 3 storage or even full production migrations for […]


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VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Improves Uptime for High Availability

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Improves Uptime for High Availability

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 improves uptime for…

Downtime can be costly and dangerous for businesses. The latest version of VMware High Availability, included in Sphere 6.5, seeks to reduce downtime, but still needs a little work.


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Migrate vCenter 5.5 with external SSO to VCSA 6.0 with external PSC – Default Reasoning

Migrate vCenter 5.5 with external SSO to VCSA 6.0 with external PSC – Default Reasoning

Migrate vCenter 5.5 with external SSO to VCSA…

A blog post that describes how to migrate vCenter 5.5 with external SSO to vCenter Server Appliance with external PSC using the migration tool.


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WinSCP and the VCSA – vRatpack

WinSCP and the VCSA – vRatpack

WinSCP and the VCSA – vRatpack

Have you ever tried to upload / download files using WinSCP to / from the VCSA >= v. 6.0? Out of the box, this won’t work. In this post I’ll show you how to fix this.


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How to Backup and Restore the Embedded vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres Database

How to backup and restore the embedded vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres database

How to backup and restore the embedded vCenter…

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


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Installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5…

Installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 – Mike Tabor

Installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5…

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.


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Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-5-Installing vCenter Server on Windows – Virtual Reality

Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-5-Installing vCenter Server on Windows – Virtual Reality

Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-5-Installing vCenter…

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.


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Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-3-vCenter Server and…

Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-3-vCenter Server and PSC Deployment Types – Virtual Reality

Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-3-vCenter Server and…

In last post of this series we had an overview of VCSA and touched a little bit on what are the new features that are included in VCSA v6.5.


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vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 What’s New…

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 What’s New Rundown – Emad Younis Blog

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 What’s New…

During VMworld Barcelona 2016, VMware announced vSphere 6.5. With lots of new features and updates, this is one of the biggest vSphere releases we have had in a while.


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vSphere 6.5 – Restore VCSA from Backup

vSphere 6.5 – Restore VCSA from Backup -via Brian Graf’s Virtualization Blog

vSphere 6.5 – Restore VCSA from Backup

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 »


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vSphere 6.5 – How to deploy VCSA 6.5

vSphere 6.5 – How to deploy VCSA 6.5 -via Enterprise Daddy

vSphere 6.5 – How to deploy VCSA 6.5

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.


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vSphere 6.5 VCSA and Clients Announcements

vSphere 6.5 VCSA and Clients Announcements -TheSaffaGeek

vSphere 6.5 VCSA and Clients Announcements

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 →


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Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using…

Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 2

Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using…

The first post of this series covered pre-migration considerations for both the vSphere Single Sign-On domain and vCenter deployment models. Now it’s time to focus our attention on the two co-stars of the show, the Windows vCenter Server and Database. When it comes to the Windows vCenter Server there are plenty of things to consider such as networking, The post Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 2 appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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Updating VCSA 6.0 to 6.0 U2

Updating VCSA 6.0 to 6.0 U2 -buildVirtual

Updating VCSA 6.0 to 6.0 U2

I recently updated my vCenter Server Appliance and external Platform Services Controller in my lab to 6.0 U2, as I wanted to make use of the re-introduced VAMI, though there are also a number of other improvements. The VAMI or ApplianceManagement User Interface has been in the vCenter Server Appliance since version 5.0. It’s great […]]> I recently updated my vCenter Server Appliance and external Platform Services Controller in my lab to 6.0 U2, as I wanted to make use of the re-introduced…Read More


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VCSA Migration Tool gets official release

VCSA Migration Tool gets official release -vMustard.com

VCSA Migration Tool gets official release

The migration path from Windows vCenter Server to the vCenter Appliance has just got a whole lot more official, after the VCSA migration tool gets it’s official release. Formerly only available as a Fling, the newly GA’d Windows vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance Migration Toolprovides an officially supported upgrade and migration path… The post VCSA Migration Tool gets official release appeared first on vMustard.com.


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Virtualization: Make an informed decision:…

Virtualization: Make an informed decision: Distributed vs Simple Architecture -VMware Cloud Management Blog

Virtualization: Make an informed decision:…

During my discussions with multiple customers in last few months, it seemed we discussed only about one major point. It was to decide between installation type of Distributed vs Simple Architecture. More often than not I have seen customers choosing a deployment model not based on careful considerations but based on what the general belief is. This blog The post Virtualization: Make an informed decision: Distributed vs Simple Architecture appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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