Category: vSphere 6.0

vSphere 6.0 Toolkit Update

In my new role at Nutanix I've had the pleasure of working with end customers, and configuring their vSphere 6.0 environment. During this process, SSL certificates have come up. Surprisingly, thus far my clients have chosen the VMCA method of deploying certificates. This is great, as it automates certificate deployments...

VMworld 2015: vSphere 6.0 in the Real World

Session INF4712 Compatibility Maximums - Review the document and stay within the guidelines. vCenter 6 Platform choice: Windows and VCSA support same maximums and performance Up to you, but look at things like Linux experience, licensing, existing skills, etc. vCenter - New deployment architecture PSC - SSO, License service, lookup...

VMworld 2015: Certificates for Mere Mortals

Session INF4529 Note: Although not mentioned in this session, I have a SSL toolkit for vSphere 6.0 which makes the replacement process easier. Check out my vSphere 6.0 install guide here for all the details. Certificate Lifecycle Management VMCA: VMware certificate authority VECS: VMware Endpoint Certificate store VMCA Dual Operational...

VMworld 2015: vCenter Server HA

Session INF4945 Why is vCenter HA important? Primary administrative console Critical component in end-to-end cloud provisioning Foundation for VDI Backup and DR solutions rely on vCenter vCenter target availability is 99.99% from VMware's design perspective (5 min a month)   Make every layer of the vCenter stack HA vCenter DB...

VMworld: What’s new in vSphere 6.0?

Session INF5060 VMware's architecture for IT: Any device, any application, one cloud EVO SDDC is about deploying a new datacenter in less than two hours Compute strategic imperatives: Cloud native infrastructure, hybrid cloud, virtualization leadership vSphere 6.0 - Largest vSphere release ever Shipped March 2015 2x to 4x scale increase...

vSphere 6 Hardening Guide GA

During much of my career, I've been in the Government space and had to implement DISA STIGs for a variety of products including hypervisors. If you are a VMware customer and plan on using vSphere 6.0, you will be pleased to know that the vSphere 6.0 hardening guide is now GA....

vSphere Install Pt. 16: User Solution Certificates

Now that we have vCenter installed, it's time to update our User Solution certificates for the vCenter services. This is a fairly straight forward process, using the combination of the VMware Certificate Manager tool and my vCenter 6.0 Toolkit. The VMware Certificate manager tool will automatically create the private keys...

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