vSphere 7.0 has been announced as General Available by VMware and is ready for download. So, its time to start upgrading lab. Starting vSphere 7.0, option to use external PSC is completely removed and any existing distributed deployment needs to be migrated to embedded deployment. In this article, we will be looking at how to upgrade a distributed deployment of vCenter server 6.7 to vCenter server 7.0.Continue reading “Step by Step guide to upgrade distributed vCenter 6.7 to vCenter 7.0”
vSphere 7 – Announcing General Availability of the New Generation of vSphere
vSphere 7 The new generation of vSphere for existing enterprise apps. Available in two editions. VMware vSphere 7, the new generation of vSphere, is now generally available. This major new release brings a massive improvement in the work experience of vSphere administrators, folks who are responsible for the security, performance, and resiliency of the infrastructure The post vSphere 7 – Announcing General Availability of the New Generation of vSphere appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
Cross vCenter vMotion capability have been introduced sine vSphere 6.0. But, what if vCenter servers are joined to different SSO (single signon) domain. You will not get option in GUI to migrate VM to different vCenter then. So, is it still possible to do migration between them. In this blog, we will see how to migrate VM in such scenario.Continue reading “Migrate VM between two vCenter joined to different SSO domain”
So, one of target to achieve VCAP-NV was completed successfully. Now, its time to upgrade lab as well, as old lab was running on VCSA 6.0 and VMware has recently released 6.7 U3. This blog will explore step by step process to upgrade vCenter server appliance. This upgraded lab will serve for NSX-T deployment as well.Continue reading “Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.0.x to 6.7 U3”
In this part of blog, I will be covering file structure of Virtual Machine. What make up a virtual machine and what are important files that you shouldn’t be deleting at all. Well you can delete them but then you can say your virtual machine bye – bye. Jokes aside, let’s jump right into it.Continue reading “Objective 1.10 – Describe virtual machine (VM) file structure”
It’s been a while since my last bog on configuring virtual networking as I got stuck with some issues and work. I am drafting those issues as part of blog as some were quite interesting. So keep following as more adventure is yet to come. In last blog, we look at how to configure virtual switches. In this part, we will see how to manage virtual networking. How to add new hosts or change existing networking policies? So let’s start.Continue reading “Objective 7.1 – Manage virtual networking”
As part of this blog we will look at how to configure virtual networking. This blog covers exam objective 1.8 as well i.e. Differentiate between vSS and vDS.
vSphere 6.7 exam has two objective, one is configuring and other is managing virtual networking. So I will divide this blog in two part series. In part one I will cover basic of virtual networking, how to setup vSphere standard switch and vSphere distributed switch, configuring VMkernel networking and some other topics. In second part of blog we will cover objective 7.1 which talks about managing virtual networking. So let’s jump right into it.Continue reading “Objective 4.5 Configure virtual networking”
In this blog we will look at how to deploy and configure vCenter server appliance. I am covering these exam objectives in sequence you will configure a vSphere environment, hence i am covering exam objectives back and forth. As part of this blog, we will cover various deployment models of vCenter server, how to deploy VCSA and what are initial configuration that goes in VCSA.Continue reading “Objective 4.6 – Deploy and configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)”
In this blog we will be looking at how to install ESXi, what are different methods to install ESXi and initial configuration after installation. This blog is divided in two sections, first section we will see how to install ESXi and in second section, we will look at configuration. I will only give brief about Auto Deploy as deploying ESXi using Auto Deploy is itself a whole different topic. If you would like to know more about Auto Deploy, let me know in comments and I will cover it as a separate blog. So without wasting any more time, let’s dig right into it.Continue reading “Objective 4.4 – Set up ESXi hosts”
Continuing to my last blog post series, this blog will cover exam objective 1.2 i.e. identify requirement for vCenter server high availability requirements. VCHA is not covered in any other objective so I will be covering brief overview, deployment scenario and how to configure it in this part of blog. So let’s get started.Continue reading “Objective 1.2 – Identify vCenter high availability (HA) requirements”