vCenter 6.7U2 gives us the ability to migrate from an External Platform Service Controller (PSC) to a consolidated embedded PSC + VC in a single VC Appliance topology and decommission external PSCs . Previous to vSphere 6.7 U2 this could only be completed by using a combination of vcsa-util and .json file. Official VMware documentation… Continue reading Consolidating External PSC to VC Embedded Topology
Quick guide on deploying a Horizon based WLD in VCF 3.7.x. First off there are a bunch of prerequisites that are required before you start. VI WLD that was previously deployed using VCF VxLAN PortGroup for VDI Components. MGMT – For horizon mgmt VMs ( Mandatory) DMZ – If utilizing a UAG (Optional) Interconnect –… Continue reading Deploying a Horizon WLD in VCF 3.7
Last post we saw how to deploy the MGMT WLD. Today we will take a closer look at deploying a new VI Work Load Domain ( WLD). Each WLD provisioned will have its own dedicated vCenter and NSX Manager deployed to manage the hosts, cluster and VMs within the new WLD. These VMs once provisioned… Continue reading Deploying a new VI WLD on VCF on VxRail
Overview on how we leverage VMware’s Cloud Builder and VxRail Manager to deploy our new VCF MGMT WLD in a few hours. A few pre-requisites Cloud Builder 4 Node VxRail Cluster Create some DNS Entries for Each VxRail ESXI Host MGTM vCenter l WLD 1 vCenter PSC 1 PSC 2 VxRail Manager VRealize Log insight… Continue reading Deploying VCF on VxRail MGT WLD
With your VxRail appliance, you are entitled to a range of vSphere and DP – Data Protection Licenses that are included in the VxRail licensing. *Important to note that vSan Enterprise can now be decoupled from the VxRail Licensing Bundle and can replace with another vSan licensing offering. More on this from Jeremy here –> vCenter… Continue reading VxRail Bundled Licensing
One of the tools I use to benchmark our VxRail clusters is HCI Bench. I am going to give a quick overview of how to deploy and configure the product. You will need 1 – HCI Bench OVA – https://labs.vmware.com/flings/hcibench 2 – VDBench Tool – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vdbench-downloads-1901681.html – This will require an Oracle account to download… Continue reading Deploying and Configuring HCI Bench
Quick Graphic that details the minimum number of nodes, capacity usage for each FTT- Failure to Tolerate and FTM – Failure to Tolerance Method within VMware vSAN.