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 […]

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 […]

Deploying Virtual Machines to vCenter with Ansible

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert During the #vDM30in30 challenge I started playing with Ansible to get to know it a bit better. One of the things I was curious about is the ability for Ansible to provision virtual machines directly to vCenter. After all if I am using Ansible to manage the […]

Back to basics – Configuring the ESXi management interface via DCUI

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Back to basics – Configuring the ESXi management interface via DCUI Back to basics – Installing VMware ESXi 6 Back to basics – Getting ready for virtualization Configuring the ESXi management interface via the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) is the first step, post installation, needed to […]