This is a very delayed post which was roaming in my head for a long time. I always wanted to deploy a fully functional lab for VCF on my home system to play around with API and automation. There is execellent tool VLC (VCF Lab Constructor) which will help you prepare base infrastructure and deploy VCF to play around with. But in my case, it is bit different as I am using VMware Workstation and wanted to experience bring up process. In this multi part series, I will cover how to deploy VCF and then Edge Cluster to have a functional Consolidated Management Domain.Continue reading “Deploy VCF 4.5 Lab on AMD Ryzen – Part 1”
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 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”
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”
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 devices.Continue reading “Decoding PSOD (Purple Screen of Death) of ESXi to find initial cause of crash”