Category: VMware

VMware Product Design & Administration

vRA Design Considerations

This is the VMware vRealize Automation Design Deep-Dive.  I have aggregated all of the design considerations that Gregg Robertson, VCDX#205, Andrea Siviero, VCDX#240 and myself needed to answer for our VMware vRealize Automation architecture design.  Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable.

Cisco UCS Configuration Guide – Part 8 – ESXi Driver Upgrade

This is part 8 of the Cisco UCS Configuration Guide, covering the upgrade of the Cisco UCS ESXi drivers using the vSphere Update Manager (vUM).

vSphere 6.5 – PSC or vCSA Node not listed

This post is applicable to customers using VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. Problem: Login to vSphere Web Client. Browse to Home, System Configuration and select Nodes on the top left-hand corner of the UI. One of your PSC appliances or vCSA instances does not appear in the node list. You

vSphere 6.5 – vCSA Update Root Password Expiry

This post is applicable to customers using VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. Problem: You update your vCSA 6.5 instance to 6.5 U1a. After the update is completed successfully, the root Password Expiry Policy is enabled with 365 days, when it was previously disabled. This introduces operational risk to your environment

vSphere 6.5 – Unable to upload files to Datastore or deploy OVAs

This post is applicable to customers using VMware vCenter Server 6.5. Problem: vCenter Server deployed with Self-Signed Certificates. Login to vSphere Web Client. Try to upload a file to a Datastore and receive the message: “The operation failed for an undetermined reason. Typically this problem occurs due to certificates that

#VMworld EU 2017 VIO-CE Announcement

VMware has announced VMware Integrated OpenStack – Carrier Edition (VIO-CE) as part of their Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) Platform. What is NFV? These are virtualised Carrier/SP services that have historically run on dedicated, proprietary hardware in the field. A great example is an LTE Base-station controller or an MPLS Provider

VMware Skyline

VMware Skyline was announced at VMworld US 2017, however it did not get much press. I was listening to the VMware Communities Roundtable podcast from this week, where Skyline was the subject. I was impressed with the vision of Skyline to be a pro-active and predictive support platform for VMware

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