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!
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.
DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 3
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.
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 →
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
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.
When vSphere 6 was released the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) was brought in line with the traditional Windows based vCenter Server. This meant that the appliance version of vCenter was the recommended version to implement. But how do you get … Continue reading →
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 .