What is VMFS5? (via blogs.virtualmaestro.in)
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Query IP address (and other info) of Virtual Machine (via networkinferno.net)
I’ve been working on some different things lately and wanted to share with you a tool I used to help verify data. Whilst I am not ready to reveal all that I am working on I have had the requirement to return the following information about a Virtual Machine – Name, IP Address, MAC Address, Attached Network, Power State, VMtools status, and the VMtools version.
#VMware NSX 6.2 Beginners Guide – From Zero to Full Deployment for Labs (via virten.net)
VMware NSX is the SDDC technology of the future. What ESX was once for Servers, NSX is now for Networks. I highly encourage everyone to make yourselves familiar with this technology. NSX with all its features is quite complex, but the entry point is quite simple and requires only basic vSphere and networking skills. This beginners guide explains how to deploy NSX in your homelab even with limited physical ressources by downsizing NSX Manager and NSX Controller VMs. The guide starts at zero and quickly explains how to deploy NSX and connect your first Virtual Machine to a VXLAN based logical switch that is able to communicate to the physical world through an NSX Edge Gateway.
#VMware Hyper-Converged Software: The Ultimate HCI Tactical Solution for the Public Sector
Hyper-converged solutions continue to rise in the data centers as the architecture of choice and the preferred building block to build a Software-Defined Data Center. VMware’s Hyper-Converged Software (HCS) is making significant progress with the modernization of data centers powered by vSphere.
Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with #vRealize Operations – Part 2
In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed how you can monitor vCenter’s vPostgres database remotely using Blue Medora’s Management Pack for PostgreSQL. For those of you with larger environments with Oracle or MS SQL databases supporting vCenter, you’ll want to monitor those as well. In this blog I’ll step through how one can monitor a Microsoft SQL server remotely using vRealize Operations Manager. Similar steps can be taken to monitor an Oracle database remotely with Blue Medora’s Management Pack for Oracle. This includes setting up the requisite credentials on the SQL server, creating relationships to vCenter, and a custom dashboard that shows SQL performance for vCenter.
Design options with vCloud Director vApps (via Virtualisatieadvies)
When consuming IaaS based on VMware vCloud director, the use of vApps is mandatory. Therefore it is important to make the phenomenon vApp a key component of the virtual data center design, more so because next to advantages, there are disadvantages as well that should be taken into account.
#VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.X Architecture (via Virtual Maestro)
VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6 helps IT admins to monitor, troubleshoot, and manage the health and capacity of virtual environment. vRealize Operations is a suite that includes vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (VIN), vRealize Configuration Manager (vCM), vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Hyperic.