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Migrating move back from Distributed virtual switch to Standard virtual switch - VMKernal Adapter - Part 2

November 20, 2017 08:03PM

In this article I will be migrating VMKernel virtual adpaters from distributed virtual switches to standard virtual switch, in earlier article I addressed Copy or clone distributed virtual switch portgroups to standard switch portgroups - Powercli, this helps automating, creating Portgroup. Here I…

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Copy or clone distributed virtual switch portgroups to standard switch portgroups - Powercli

November 13, 2017 12:11PM

Migrating ESXi server from one vCenter server to another vCenter server is very easy task if complete networking is on standard virtual switches. When migrating ESXi server with distributed virtual switches to another VC is also easy but requires extra steps. First it is recommended to move back fro…

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VMware hot-extend was invoked with size is not supported: Virtual Machine HDD VMDK

November 4, 2017 05:19PM

Last day I received some critical tasks on production to increase Virtual Machine Hard disk VMDK size, on around 200 vms. For 99.99% I have my own VMWare PowerCLI scripts repository to automate my tasks to complete it before time. While running script I was getting errors, To further troubleshoot I …

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vSphere PowerCLI - Configure syslog on VMware ESXi hosts and Enable security profile firewall

November 1, 2017 01:55PM

In my earlier article I wrote about Configure syslog on VMware ESXi hosts: VMware best practices using VMWare vSphere web client GUI. Configuring syslog server on multiple esxi host servers manually by clicks is very boring task, As automation is everywhere, use it to doing with better way in VMWar…

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Configure syslog on VMware ESXi hosts: VMware best practices

October 30, 2017 01:59PM

Syslog is a way for VMWare vSphere esxi servers or other network devices to send event messages to a logging server – usually known as a Syslog server (Inbuilt vSphere tool called as VMWare syslog collector). The Syslog protocol is supported by a wide range of devices and can be used to log differen…

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Resolved: HP ILO this page cannot be displayed ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT

October 28, 2017 02:12PM

Recently I was involved with configuring few old generation 7 HP servers. I wanted to install ESXi server on the same as well upgrading firmware, This was required ILO to be working. when checked using Internet explorer I got issue this page can't be displayed (before loading it was showing certific…

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Enable or disable SSH on VMWare vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

September 11, 2017 05:37PM

Keeping disabled SSH service in VMWare Environment is a best practices, specially on Esxi server and VCSA appliance. Use only when required to reduce any attack surface, this might be your information security who ask you to implement SSH related settings. For Esxi to change settings follow my earli…

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POWERCLI: VIRTUAL MACHINE STORAGE MIGRATE/SVMOTION AND DATASTORE PORT BINDING MULTIPATHING

July 20, 2017 08:45AM

VMWARE VCENTER STORAGE MIGRATE/SVMOTION VM AND PORT BINDING MULTIPATHING TESTING

July 18, 2017 09:02AM

POWERCLI VMWARE: CONFIGURE SOFTWARE ISCSI STORAGE ADAPTER AND ADD VMFS DATASTORE

July 13, 2017 08:45PM

This blog article is similar to my previous notes VMWARE ESXI INSTALL AND CONFIGURE SOFTWARE ISCSI STORAGE ADAPTER FOR VMFS VERSION 6 DATASTORE. Here I am using VMware Powercli instead of vSphere web client to configure iScsi storage adpater and add new datastore. As this is complete powercli artic…

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VMWARE VSPHERE POWERCLI INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION STEP BY STEP

July 9, 2017 07:29PM

VMWare vSphere suite (vCenter, Esxi and other products) can be managed using powercli, It is software module installed as same as about to deprecate old vSphere c# client. Prerequisite is you must have Powershell on the client desktop or server from you are managing vSphere, by default Powershell av…

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VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER 6.5 UPGRADE AND VSPHERE WEB CLIENT PLUG-IN INTEGRATION

November 24, 2016 02:00PM

After worked on first step of upgrading my VMware vCenter Server from 6.0 to version 6.5, I can upgrade other vsphere component one by one. Whenever I want to upgrade my production or lab vSphere environment (This is recommended practice), I always first upgrade (database), vCenter Server, and secon…

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VMWARE VCENTER 6.5 UPGRADATION ERROR

November 20, 2016 08:15PM

Today I upgraded my vCenter Server version 6.0 to 6.5 (UPGRADING FROM VMWARE VCENTER 6.0 TO 6.5 PROCEDURE AND VSPHERE HTML5 WEB CLIENT) and I would like to discuss below two errors I faced while update, Rest everything was smooth. After this vCenter Single sign-on and vCenter Server Credentials scre…

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PASSED VMWARE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL 6 - DATA CENTER VIRTULIZATION DELTA EXAM (VCP6-DCV, 2V0-621D)

November 7, 2016 02:59PM

Today I passed VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Delta Exam - exam code 2V0-621D. As per the VMware certification policy, Exam certificate will expire every 2 years. I already had VCP5-DCV certificate and it was expiring this December 2016 and I had to take an action immed…

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ESXI VIB SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ERROR

October 27, 2016 10:53AM

One of my Dell server was facing faulty drive issue, which I can see in vsphere client > esxi server on the hardware status tab. To send the Dset report logs to Dell support it requires Dell openmanage tool installed or view additional information (As my server was older one it is missing some new f…

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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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PART 2 : VCENTER SERVER 6.0 INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS 2012 R2

July 10, 2016 11:53PM

POWERCLI : ESXI SERVER SNMP CONFIGURATION USING ESXCLI COMMANDS

June 27, 2016 08:02PM

VMWARE VSPHERE POWERCLI INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION STEP BY STEP

I was configuring SNMP on multiple ESXi servers and I wanted to use only VMWare Powercli for this instead of Esxi SSH or vCLI commands, (I wanted avoid enabling SSH service and port on Esxi and didn't want to install vCLI tools,…

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PART 1 : BUILDING AND BUYING GUIDE IDEAS FOR VMWARE LAB

May 19, 2016 11:07PM

My old setup for all purpose lab

This article completely concentrate on how to build a VMware lab for your home testing. This lab is not only limited to VMware and also can be used for other technologies like Microsoft Windows, Linux or any other virtualization platform and for tutoring purpose. …

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