Good Morning All,
In last couple of days, I got some requests related to do some write ups on managing and configuring vSphere environment. As I was preparing for newly released VCP – DCV 2019 certification exam 2v0 – 21.19, I thought why not cover all exam objective as part of this blog series. Exam 2v0 – 21.19 covers vSphere 6.7 so we will discuss install, configure and management of vSphere 6.7 Update 1. It is very difficult to cover all exam objectives in a single blog, so I will try to cover one objective per blog. This is first part of my very long blog series covering first exam objective. So let’s get going.
Continue reading “Objective 1.1 – Identify the pre-requisites and components for vSphere implementation”
I was working with vRealize Automation blueprints when i ran into a very interesting requirement. From vRA 7.1 onward, VMware introduced AD Policies which can automate creation of AD computer account during machine provisioning which is a very helpful feature. After upgrading environment from vRA 6.2 to vRA 7.3, I got requirement to automate AD computer account creation process. But this is where i ran into challenges:
Continue reading “AD Computer Account creation during Machine Provisioning in vRealize Automation using vRO”
Two cups of Espresso in me and a late night blog. Writing while working just to keep me awake.
So without much further wait, i had a scenario similar to below design:
Continue reading “Configure Active/Active North-South Cross vCenter NSX”
So yesterday, i had finished with distributed installation of vRA 7.3. I configured tenants, fabric, business groups and created a base blueprint for testing purpose. All was breeze and was working fine. So today i decided to go with failure testing scenarios.
I brought down my Active IaaS Manager service node and hop into vRA console to see if everything is working fine. But alas, i started seeing logs that my Agent cannot connect to manager service. It is down and agent cannot connect to proxy.
Could not connect to the Manager Service. The service might be offline or restarting. If this error persists, verify the that ManagerService.exe is running and that the endpoint, https://<iaasname>/VMPS2Proxy, can be reached.
Continue reading “Enable Automatic Manager Service Failover”
What is the VMkernel?
The VMkernel is the operating system core of ESX/ESXi. The
kernel handles resource scheduling and device IO. Device IO is handled by the
VMware network and storage stacks, which serves as a layer between the virtual
file system, network devices and the device drivers that control physical
Continue reading “Decoding PSOD (Purple Screen of Death) of ESXi to find initial cause of crash”