Category: VMware Administration and Backup

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 cluster. Host Requirements At least three hosts contributing local disks. Each ...

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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 parts of administering vSphere infrastructure is being able to assign administrative permissions for vSphere resources. Managing logins and permissions in a VMware vSphere vCenter Serve ...

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VMware Cluster. HA Configuration

In the previous post, we looked at the first key VMware vSphere cluster technology – DRS. The other key VMware cluster technology is VMware HA or high availability. High Availability or the ability ...

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