Deploy VCSA 6.7 onto new vSAN 6.7 Cluster

In this quick step-by-step "how to" blog post I am going to demonstrate how fast and easy it is to set up the vCenter Server Appliance (vCenter w/ Embedded PSC) onto a new vSAN host. Once the appliance is deployed the vSAN configuration for the remaining hosts will be added to my cluster. You may … Continue reading Deploy VCSA 6.7 onto new vSAN 6.7 Cluster

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Upgrading to NSX 6.4

I've been looking forward to the next release of NSX for some time now and very excited that it is finally here. Some great new features and enhancements in the 6.4 release. What are some of the things I'm excited about? I will probably say the the Distributed Firewall (DFW) enhancements which enables admins to … Continue reading Upgrading to NSX 6.4

vCenter Server 6.0 Migration Tool

Migrating to the VCSA 6.0 U2 appliance is EASY!

vCenter 6.5 High Availability – Enable vCenter HA (Part 5)

So here we go...the final phase of enabling vCenter HA in our vSphere 6.5 environment. To quickly recap what we have done thus far. We have deployed our two external PSC appliances, configured the certificates as well as the load balancer to service them. In the previous step (Part 4) we deployed vCenter Server and … Continue reading vCenter 6.5 High Availability – Enable vCenter HA (Part 5)

vCenter 6.5 High Availability – Deploy vCenter (Part 4)

This is Part 4 of the multi-series for deploying and configuring vCenter 6.5 High Availability. Up to this point we have accomplished the following... Deployed two External Platform Service Controller (PSC) appliances. Configured our custom Certificates for the PSC appliances. Deployed our Network Load Balancer and configured it to provide HA for the two PSC … Continue reading vCenter 6.5 High Availability – Deploy vCenter (Part 4)

vCenter 6.5 High Availability – Load Balancer Config (Part 3)

Here in Part 3 of the vCenter HA 6.5 multi-series we will configure the load balancer that will provide a layer of redundancy between the two external Platform Services Controller (PSC) appliances that were deployed in configured in Part 2. There are three load balancer's summarized in KB Article 2147018 from VMware. NSX Edge Load … Continue reading vCenter 6.5 High Availability – Load Balancer Config (Part 3)

vCenter 6.5 High Availability – External PSC Deployment (Part 2)

Here in Part 2 of the multi-part series for vCenter Server 6.5 HA we will deploy the two external Platform Services Controller (PSC) appliances. The PSCs will be serviced (load balanced) by a 3rd party load balancer. In a real world deployment the load balancer could be a virtual or physical appliance. Which type should … Continue reading vCenter 6.5 High Availability – External PSC Deployment (Part 2)