I need to say first that in vSphere 7 you cannot do image backups of the VCSA. This means tools like Veeam or Commvault cannot be used. I suspect if you try to restore it will not work! But this is not so bad as the built-in backup tool for the VCSA has been improved … Continue reading Backing Up VCSA in vSphere 7
I wanted this article to be about installing 8.1 but I don't have that from vExpert or anywhere else yet. So 8.01 it is, and I will update as necessary for 8.1 when I have it. vRealize Operations is a monitoring and troubleshooting tool. What really enhances it's power is when you use Management Packs … Continue reading Installing vRealize Operations v8.01
I started working with vSphere 7 when it was RC and it was pretty cool. So I was excited to get it into my lab for real use. Even though I do not yet have a vCenter license from vExpert yet. Here is my upgrade story - it is not the best one I have … Continue reading My vSphere 7.0 Upgrade story – step by step!
I use View to access my lab remotely for demo's and doing articles. And I have been doing that since before it was called View - remember VDM anyone? I upgraded my home lab and kept track of how it went to be able to share. So here we go. I am upgrading a small … Continue reading Upgrading my View environment to 7.12
As part of vExpert, I could get a license for ControlUp. I was curious about it so I was thinking of putting it in my lab. I got a demo the other day from one of the technical marketing guys (thanks Trentent Tye) and with that demo for sure it is going in my lab. … Continue reading Implementing ControlUp in my home lab
Recently in my lab I ran out of diskpace. I was not able to clone VMs, nor power on VMs. In the past when this happened I had to Storage vMotion VMs off the storage, delete the VMFS partition, then delete the volume and create it again, format it as VMFS, and Storage vMotion the … Continue reading Expanding VMFS datastores
I had a customer ask me about using active directory accounts with NetApp HCI. So here is how to do that. Of course this does imply you need a NetApp HCI infrastructure to work with. Start on the LDAP screen. Which is under the Cluster option. Now when you enable you will see a bunch … Continue reading NetApp HCI and Active Directory