VMware vSphere 6.0 – vCenter Server Appliance Installation

Before to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance the Client Integration Plug-in must be installed. Mount the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file, open the vcsa directory and run VMware-ClientIntegrationPlugin-6.0.0.exe. To start the deployment double-click vcsa-setup.html. When the home page opens click Install. Accept the license agreement and click Next. Specify the connection settings of the ESXi Read more about VMware vSphere 6.0 – vCenter Server Appliance Installation[…]

VMware vSphere 6.0 – vCenter Server Windows Installation

To start the vCenter Server Windows installation mount the ISO file and click autorun.exe. The installer has been simplified, there is no more need to choose between simple and custom install. As we’ve seen in a previous post, vCenter Server 6.0 requires a new component called Platform Services Controller. In most of the cases the Read more about VMware vSphere 6.0 – vCenter Server Windows Installation[…]

VMware vSphere 6.0 – ESXi Installation

The interactively installation process of ESXi 6.0 has not changed compared to the previous version. Firstly insert the ESXi installer CD/DVD or attach the installer USB flash drive. Boot from the selected device. Select the drive on which install ESXi, in this lab I’m using a VMware Workstation virtual machine. Personally my favourite choice is to use SD Read more about VMware vSphere 6.0 – ESXi Installation[…]

VMware vSphere 6.0 – Overview

After months of great expectations, finally VMware has made generally available the new version of its main product. VMware vSphere 6.0 introduces many enhancements widely discussed during the waiting period. vCenter Server: The installation procedure has been simplified, no more separate installers have to be utilized. A new component has been introduced, Platform Services Controller (PSC), that provides a Read more about VMware vSphere 6.0 – Overview[…]

VMware EVO:RAIL – Hands-On Lab

As many of you already know, VMware provides the possibility to test its products through access to virtual laboratories called Hands-on Labs. I am really interested in HyperConverged solutions so I decided to follow the HOL-SDC-1428 – VMware EVO:RAIL Introduction Training Course. Firstly the EVO:RAIL appliance must be initialized as I summarized in my previous post, VMware EVO:RAIL – Overview. Building EVO:RAIL Read more about VMware EVO:RAIL – Hands-On Lab[…]

VMware EVO:RAIL – Overview

VMware announced today, after months of speculations over project Mystic and Marvin, the first product of a new family of ‘Evolutionary’ Hyper-Converged Infrastructure offerings. EVO:RAIL is a hyper-converged infrastructure that combines compute, networking, and storage resources, implemented by qualified partners: Dell EMC Fujitsu Inspur NetOne SuperMicro Each EVO:RAIL appliance has four nodes with the following Read more about VMware EVO:RAIL – Overview[…]

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1c

A new build of vCenter Server has been released, 5.5 Update 1c. This one is especially interesting for those who work with vCloud Automation Center, issues related to vCenter Single Sign-On have been resolved. As usual, for a complete list of news, known and resolved issues read the vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1c Release Notes.

SSL certificate errors after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1

After upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1 you may experience various issues, for instance: – After you log in to vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client or vSphere Client, you see the error: “Failed to verify the SSL certificate for one or more vCenter Server” – The Performance Charts tab, Host Hardware Status Read more about SSL certificate errors after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1[…]