Category: VMware Administration

VMware Snapshots in vSphere How To

VMware vSphere virtual machines provide powerful capabilities that allow today’s workloads to have a very agile, versatile, and efficient environment for software. One of the tantalizingly cool feat ...

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Back Up a vCenter Server Appliance: How-To

One of the downsides with earlier versions of the vCenter server appliance or VCSA was the lack of a native backup mechanism within the appliance to perform backups of your vCenter data. With VMware v ...

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VMware Backup Best Practices

Backups are a critical part of our VMware virtual infrastructure. These days with mission-critical 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, the always-on infrastructure behind many web-facing businesses, busines ...

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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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Introduction to VMware vSphere Automation with PowerCLI

PowerCLI is one of the most powerful means to automate the installation, VM provisioning, changes, and really any aspect of VMware vSphere. Anytime we can automate tasks that are performed frequently ...

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How to Configure a vSAN Cluster

In the previous post, we’ve compared shared storage approaches. Now we’ll take a closer look at how to configure vSAN. Host Requirements At least three hosts contributing local disks. Each host mu ...

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Comparing Shared Storage Approaches for VMware vCenter Cluster

The common technique for increasing redundancy, high availability, and load efficiency for a vSphere environment is to arrange ESXi hosts into vCenter cluster. One of the most important requirements f ...

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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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VMware vSphere: Active Directory Integration

In the previous post, we looked at Single Sign On (SSO) and its importance in the vSphere architecture. Also, we looked at the fact that SSO can utilize Microsoft’s Active Directory as an identity s ...

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VMware vSphere: vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO)

One of the key pieces to administering a vSphere infrastructure is being able to assign administrative permissions on vSphere resources. Managing logins and permissions in a VMware vSphere vCenter Ser ...

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