Setting up Log Insight for the first time

Setting up Log Insight for the first time. I had to re-post this article due to some issue with the original content.

vROPS 6.7 deployment

This article talks about vrops 6.7 installation and comparison to previous version.

vSphere 6.7 installation.

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With this article I am sharing my experience on vSphere 6.7 installation. This article specifically talks about doing a fresh install of vCenter Server appliance 6.7.

vCenter Server services is not accessible (troubleshooting continued..)

In continuation to one of my last article¬†vCenter Server services is not accessible¬†where I was trying to make a point that collecting information is the first line of defense against the problem from re-occurring in future. Now in this article we will talk about how to troubleshoot any vCenter Server service related issue. I may …

Plan your vSphere Upgrade WELL.

If you are planning to upgrade your VMware environment, hold that thought and ask yourself, "Have I planned properly?" The reason for that is the number of dependency that needs to be considered before starting off with the upgrade. While I was working as a VMware TSE, on a daily basis I used to have …

In case of vCenter Server appliance 6.0 Install / Upgrade failure what to do?

This article is basically about what to check when the install / upgrade to 6.0 fails. Opening a ticket with VMware support, yeah you can go ahead and do it, but you can start looking into the problem yourself. The question here is "Where to look and what?" Where to look, well the answer to …

vCenter Server High Availability

vCenter Server High Availability or vCenter HA, is one of the most promising feature of vCenter Server 6.5, which provides highest availability for the vCenter Server, without any Microsoft Windows Clustering. Prior to version 6.5, high availability for the vCenter Server could be achieved by means of clustering of Windows based vCenter Server (Supported version …

vCenter Server service is not accessible.

This article is going to showcase you how to approach this issue as I have seen during my days that the customers have tried restarting the services / server so many times that the logs have been rolled over and there is no way left to identify what caused the problem in the first place. …

NSX-T Integration with Openshift

NSX-T Integration with OpenshiftNSX-T Integration with OpenshiftI am sometimes being approached with questions about NSX-T integration details for Openshift. It seems people are well aware how NSX-T works and integrates with Pivotal Container Service (aka PKS), Pivotal Application Service (PAS formerly known as PCF), and even with vanilla Kubernetes but there is no much information …

How to build a home lab using your PC. Part 1:…

How to build a home lab using your PC. Part 1:...While writing my previous article, I remembered the days when I was only building my first lab. It was a bit tough, you know, as vSphere yet was a black box for me. Those thoughts brought me to the idea of writing this article. The …

eBook: Operationalizing VMware vSAN

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How to build a nested NSX – T 2.3 lab

How to build a nested NSX - T 2.3 labExplore the features and capabilities of VMware NSX - TVMware Social Media Advocacy

Providing HA to Oracle workloads across sites…

Providing HA to Oracle workloads across sites using vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC)Providing HA to Oracle workloads across sites...Providing HA to Business Critical Oracle workloads across sites using vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC)VMware Social Media Advocacy