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 …

Performance related issue with VM(s).

If you are experiencing performance issue in your environment, you can ask the below questions to isolate the problem first hand. Logical approach to isolate the problem should be where is the performance issue identified, that is, who has identified the issue. What is / was his experience. What does the Task Manager / Resource …

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. …