Browsing Posts tagged vCenter

Reading Time: 10 minutes The new VMware vSphere Suite 6.0 brings several changes and new features, but the installation phases remain still similar with the previous versions. The big changes are in the vCenter deployment type both for the installable and the appliance version and the new VUM client… all the other parts of the installation remain similar  with only few notes.

Reading Time: 8 minutes The design of the VMware vCenter Server and related services has several decision that you have to take, and of course some of them will change with the version number of this products (for example SSO design are different from 5.1 and 5.5). During the last Nordic VMUG User Conference I’ve taken a session about some the design aspects and I want to comment some of the aspects. There are also other references that you can use, like a post of Max Mortillaro (vCenter Server Design Considerations) that can add more information or other point […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I’m attending at the Nordic VMUG User Conference (it must be the second or the third user conference of this group) that represent also my first VMUG User Conference outside Italy. Past year there were 470 attendees (623 registered) really a lot of people and, in fact, the Bella Center is used (the same used in VMworld EU editions in Copenhagen).

Reading Time: 1 minute My session at vBrownbag Tech Talks will be today: 12:00 – 12:15 “VMware vCSA – Pro and Cons” This is the related materials: Slides Video

Reading Time: 2 minutes Starting from vSphere 5.0, the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) is a new deployment options with some pros and cons. Some of the cons may limit it in the large environments, but starting with the version 5.5 the embedded database has more interesting limits to make it suitable for most of the SMB cases. Honestly I like the idea to have a vCenter Server as a single black box: it make simple to manage and backup it. But also to update (update vCSA is really faster compared to update a tradition vCenter Server). Anyway there […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seems that VMware is cleaning its products portfolio. After the End of Availability of VSA, now VMware is announcing the End of Availability (EoA) of all VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat versions effective June 2, 2014. As a result, all versions of vCenter Server Heartbeat will be removed from the VMware price list on June 2, 2014. After this date, you will no longer be able to purchase these products. All support and maintenance for the removed versions will be unaffected and will continue on per VMware Life Cycle policy through the published support period until […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Formally a VMware vSphere Essential Plus (or Essential) suite can only be managed by a vCenter Server Essential (which is in fact a vCenter Foundation limited to only handle Essential or Essential Plus hosts). The reason is simple: the Essential bundles were born and developed for SMEs as finished packages and not as a way to extend their infrastructure (especially since formally every company could only buy one of these bundles). But until the vSphere 4.x releases was still possible to manage one or more Essential / Essential Plus clusters with a single vCenter Server […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes The VMware vCenter upgrade has some possible issue, considering also that the SSO part is changed from the one implemented in vSphere 5.1. VMware has released the vSphere 5.5b (specifically for the vCenter Server application, both installable and vCSA editions) just before the Christmas holiday. Mostly another bunch of fixes around vCenter Single Sign-On functionality and upgrade errors, so be sure to use this one for the upgrade to reduce the possible issues. Note that most of the issues are related to the vCenter components:

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the previous post we have talk about the VMware Horizon View Event database and how purge the old data in order to free some space. You can have similar issue also with the VMware vCenter Server database, considering that it can continuous grow due to the statistics and also due to the events/tasks. In really small system a simple solution could be re-install a fresh version of vCenter Server (maybe during an upgrade) and re-create all the configuration stored only in the vCenter Server database. But in several cases this approach is not realistic. […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes The new VMware vSphere 5.5 has some interesting new features and scalability properties that make interesting for each new environment, but also for existing customers (considering that the license key remain still the same of the 5.x feature). So could make sense start using directly this version instead of the 5.1 and upgrade all existing environment to the new version 5.5? Like each new version you have to make some consideration first and especially before starting the upgrade procedure. The main consideration is that each new product (does not matter that is a major or […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Finally, after the official announce of one month ago the new vCloud Suite 5.5 it’s in GA and available on the download site. Also the documentions site has been update to the new product. Note that existing 5.x licenses still works with the new products.

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the announce of the new VMware vCloud Suite 5.5, there are some new features and also several improvements. We have already discuss about the new limits of VMware vSphere 5.5, let’s consider the other aspects. First we have to say that, as usually, most of the new features or technologies are almost related to the Enterprise Plus edition… that means no significant changes for the SMB segment. Editions remain the same of vSphere 5 and the comparison tables are already updated to the new version. Also the Licensing, Pricing and Packaging document has been […]

© 2019-2011 vInfrastructure Blog | Disclaimer & Copyright