vcenter


ViPR SRM Solution Packs for vCenter and XtremIO

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert **Disclaimer: I am an EMC employee, this post was not sponsored or in any way required by my employer, it is my experience getting to know this particular product.** In my last two posts I touched on what ViPR SRM can do, and the quick installation. ViPR […]


VMware vCenter on Windows 2012 Failover Cluster

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Some time around the release of vSphere 5.5 (Update 2 maybe?) VMware officially(?) didn’t not support vCenter on a Windows Failover Cluster. I say didn’t not support because there still seems to be very limited documentation and KB’s on how to do this. The VMware vCenter Server […]


#vBrownBag Using Ansible with vCenter Examples

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I wanted to share some of the example Ansible playbooks used during last Wednesday’s US #vBrownBag. During the show I went over examples of how you can use Ansible to create, clone, and update virtual machines in vCenter without the need for other provisioning tools. Based on […]


Error during deployment of vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller following error

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Scenario: You try to install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) or Platform Services Controller but receive an error during the installation. After correcting the problem during installation you attempt to re-install the appliance but receive the following error message: Virtual Machine Already Exists As of the […]


Installing the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 VCSA

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Generally, installing virtual appliances has been pretty straight forward – import an OVA and enter the necessary details in the deployment wizard, or access the virtual appliances management interface (such as those typically on port 5480 from VMware). However, as of the Release Candidate for VMware vSphere […]