vSphere


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 […]


Error: Supplied System Name is not valid during vCenter Server Appliance 6 installation

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert During the installation of of the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 or the Platform Services Controller (PSC) Appliance 6.0, you receive the following message: Firstboot script execution Error. And/or The supplied System Name [name] is not valid VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) and Platform Services Controller […]


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 […]


Back to basics – Getting ready for virtualization

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Before you get started with virtualization in your environment there are a few things you will need to have in place. First and foremost you will need a working network in place to provide the various components of you vSphere solution connectivity to one another.  A working DNS […]