Consolidating External PSC to VC Embedded Topology

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

Deploying a Horizon WLD in VCF 3.7

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

Deploying a new VI WLD on VCF on VxRail

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

VxRail Bundled Licensing

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

Deploying and Configuring HCI Bench

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

vSphere6.5 vCenter HA Configuration and vCenter Fail Over

First of  all, there are a few prerequisites that are required before your configure VCHA A dedicated port group for HA traffic preferably on a separate VLAN A Range of IP addresses from the subnet / VLAN define above A Minumum of 3 ESXi hosts in the cluster that will contain the vCenter, Peer, and Witness… Continue reading vSphere6.5 vCenter HA Configuration and vCenter Fail Over

vCenter 6.5 with External PSCs Cli Installation

With the introduction of vSphere6.5 VMware have given us a much more simplified approach to installing vCenter via command line. All the prerequisites still apply here you need a functioning DNS server with PTR and A record created etc. Everything you need is contained in the CD-ROM drive:\vcsa-cli-installer\templates\install folder. Within this folder are eight  .JSON  files… Continue reading vCenter 6.5 with External PSCs Cli Installation