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ADDING AND CONFIGURING VMWARE VSPHERE VCENTER SSO ACTIVE DIRECTORY AS LDAP SERVER

September 21, 2016 11:09PM

After installing my new vCenter Server in my office every time I was using Administrator@vsphere.local account to login into vCenter server Including my colleagues. (After Installing vCenter server there is default vsphere.local SSO directory service created in PSC (Platform Service Controller), vCe…

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ADDING AND ASSIGNING VSPHERE LICENSES IN VCENTER SERVER AND ESXI

August 21, 2016 12:47AM

This article focuses on how to add licenses to vCenter and ESXi server. For more detailed information on pricing and licensing VMWare has provided nice WhitePaper pdf. Its worth reading this official vmware document. On my newly deployed vsphere Productions in the office I was keep getting warning…

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EXTRASPHERE - FREE VMWARE VMOTION FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES RUNNING ON ESXI HOSTS UNDER VMWARE HYPERVISOR (FREE) LICENSE

August 10, 2016 08:50PM

Extrasphere solution is a free analogue of VMware vMotion technology. Extrasphere provides unique technology of VM disks and configuration migration without downtime for a standalone VMware ESXi 5.0+ host. The migration of VM disks is totally downtime-free, while for configuration migration a very…

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CREATE VIRTUAL DATACENTER AND ADD ESXI HOST ON VCENTER SERVER

July 31, 2016 04:28PM

After installing vCenter it is time to add ESXi server, before adding ESXi Server there must be Virtual Datacenter created before hand, Add  Esxi server inside Virtual datacenter. Open vSphere web client, right click vCenter server and click New Datacenter, Provide the name and click Ok.

PART 1 : …

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VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER (VUM) - UPGRADE ESXI OS

July 31, 2016 12:51PM

Last article I configured Update manager (VM) and imported esxi ISO image. I will be updating my existing ESXi 5.5 to Esxi 6.0 using it. In the vSphere client, Select Esxi server need to be updated, This is running Esxi 5.5 as underlined, go to Update Manager tab in the right, and click attach to ad…

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VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER (VUM) - IMPORTING ESXI ISO AND CREATE UPGRADE BASELINE

July 30, 2016 11:09PM

VMware Update Manager manager (VUM) can be used to upgrade ESXi OS. This is very efficient way to upgrade ESXi OS, It can be automate using schedule and DRS. We can specify time when OS need to be upgraded, at the scheduled time VUM (update manager) uses (if configured DRS) to migrate VM and put it …

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PART 3.2 : VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER PLUG-IN INSTALLATION ON VSPHERE CLIENT

July 30, 2016 09:47PM

Once installed VMWare vSphere Update Manager, it is time to configure plug-in on vSphere client (You can configure and manage VUM only using vsphere Desktop c# client and can't be configured using vSphere web client only compliance checking is possible). Installation is very straight, Click Plug-ins…

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PART 3.1: VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS 2012 R2

July 24, 2016 05:53PM

This is my third article on installing installing Vmware vSphere Update Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2, Also called VUM in short used for Esxi server patching and updates, also used for virtual appliances upgrades, Virtual machine hardware upgrade and VMware Tools upgrade, It is possible to upgra…

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