Category: VMware Administration and Backup

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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VMware Cluster. DRS Configuration

In the previous post, we looked at the importance of utilizing the VMware vSphere ESXi cluster to unlock the true potential of what VMware ESXi can do in the enterprise. One of the key advantages with ...

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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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ESXi vMotion Network Configuration

Another very important network that needs to be configured when multiple ESXi servers are in a cluster configuration is the ESXi vMotion network (a concept we will discuss in our next post). Try NAKIV ...

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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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Configuring ESXi Storage Networks

In our first ESXi host networking post, we covered some basic terminology and concepts that are fundamental to understanding the configuration of the ESXi host. Let’s now move forward to beginning o ...

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