This has come up in a number of discussions with customers and a few VMware field employees and hence I wanted to blog about this and use this as a standard answer going foward 🙂 Use Case – An administrator wants to disable alerts on a ESXi host which has been put into maintenance modeContinue reading “Automatically place ESXi hosts in maintenance in vROps using properties”
Tag Archives: vCenter
vCenter Heartbeat End of Availability
For those of you who have used vCenter Heartbeat to protect your vCenter instances, please be aware that VMware has announced the end of its availability as of today, June 2 2014. Don’t worry though if you’re using it today; the current iteration will be supported through late 2018. What does that mean? Are we gettingContinue reading “vCenter Heartbeat End of Availability”
Managing a VMware vCenter Server running on a Virtual Machine!!
Just wanted to share a couple of pointers which came up during a vSphere design review process for a customer. This is in reference with VMware vCenter Physical vs. Virtual. I have written about this topic before in one of my posts (VMware vCenter Server – Physical vs. Virtual). During my discussions there were argumentsContinue reading “Managing a VMware vCenter Server running on a Virtual Machine!!”
VMware vCenter Server – Physical vs. Virtual
This post is coming straight out of discussions I had with a client about, “How a vCenter Server should be deployed?”. Since vCenter manages a virtual infrastructure you can either install it on a physical x86 server or as a Virtual Machine. vCenter is an important machine and I have written about the importance of Protecting theContinue reading “VMware vCenter Server – Physical vs. Virtual”
Choosing the Platform for your Virtual Center. vCenter Server Appliance(vCSA-Linux) vs vCenter (Windows)!!
With the release of vSphere 5.0 in 2011, VMware just increased the options for its customers to chose between the traditional vCenter Server which was installed on a 64 bit Windows OS and the freshly baked, Linux Based – vCSA (vCenter Server Appliance). Though the intention behind this does not look like going away fromContinue reading “Choosing the Platform for your Virtual Center. vCenter Server Appliance(vCSA-Linux) vs vCenter (Windows)!!”
Providing Protection & High Availability to a VMware vCenter Server..
vCenter being the heart of a virtual infrastructure can be considered as one of the most important piece of the puzzle. I have had numerous discussions with customers, colleagues and VMware partners about the importance of vCenter Availability and the options to protect the vCenter to improve the up-time and mitigate any risks around losing the control of yourContinue reading “Providing Protection & High Availability to a VMware vCenter Server..”