Posts by Brandon Lee

VMware vSphere Roles and Permissions

The assigning of VMware vSphere permissions in vCenter is tied to the role a user is paired to. A role is a predefined set of privileges. There are default roles that are already created within vCente ...

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Tape Backup vs Disk Backup for VMs

A look at advantages and disadvantages as well as use cases of backing up VMs to tape vs. disk

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How to Create a Fixed-Size Hard Disk for a Hyper-V VM

One of the topics mentioned that we want to take a closer look at here is how to create a fixed size hard disk on a guest Hyper-V VM. There are still a lot of differing opinions and conflicting docume ...

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Creating and Configuring VMs in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

In the previous posts, we walked through the initial configuration of our Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V server. This included installation, administration, storage settings, network configuration, and r ...

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Configuring ESXi VM Networks | VMware Administration Essentials

In the previous posts, we took a look at setting up VMkernel networks, including storage and vMotion. Now, we discuss configuring ESXi networks for the VMs themselves. VM networks provide connectivity ...

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Basic PowerCLI Scripting for VMware vSphere

Previously, we looked at PowerCLI – what it is, how to install it, and integrating into Windows Powershell ISE. Now, let’s take a look at basic scripting including connecting, PowerCLI commandlets ...

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Configuring a VMware ESXi Cluster

While VMware ESXi is a powerful platform in a standalone host configuration (single ESXi host), the true power, high availability, scalability, resource management, and resiliency of the platform is o ...

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Best Practices of Using SAN Storage for VM Backup

Storage Area Network (or SAN) has long been staple storage in the enterprise datacenter. Especially since virtualization has also become a major component of enterprise datacenters, traditionally, ava ...

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What Is Application-Aware VM Backup?

When it comes to backups, there is a wide range of options that must be considered such as backup type, frequency, source, destination, and many others. Back in the early days of traditional backups, ...

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How To Backup VMware Virtual Machines: Checklist

VMware has long been an industry leader in providing enterprise-level virtualization solutions, such as VMware vSphere – a powerful platform with many key features and functionality, which empowers ...

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