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VMworld 2016: vCenter Performance

Session: INF8108 Teaser: 5.5 to 6.0 is 300% faster for vCenter operations From 6.0 to 6.5(?) is another 100% higher. HTML5 vs. Flex client: Shows a chart with dramatically faster HtML5 performance over Flash client. VCSA vs. windows - When you have a datacenter with heavy load the VCSA far...

VMworld 2016: What’s new with vSphere

Session: INF8375 What happened since VMworld 2015? End of availability of C# client in next major release HTML5 web client fling 6.0 U2 - Q1 2016 Pricing and packaging changes - No more vSphere "enterprise" edition, or vSOM standard and enterprise. End of sale of vSphere 5.0 and 5.1 (August...

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 2015: vCSA Best Practices

INF4528, William Lam, VMware VCSA is on parity with Windows server in terms of scale and performance VUM still requires a Windows server (future version will not) FULL VUM capabilities in vSphere web client in 6.0 U1 Deployment types: Embedded (PSC and VC), or PSC as external Multiple vCenters can...

VMworld 2015: vCenter Appliance as First Choice

Session: INF5975 Transforming software delivery with software appliances Accelerat e time to value Simplify software management Performance Security Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) vCSA Security hardened Suse OS (SLES 11 SP3) vCenter server and vPostgreSQL DB in a single VM Appliance shell and UI support for appliance configuration vCenter...

vSphere 6.0 Installation Pt. 14: Install Windows vCenter

Now that we are pretty far into this series, we can finally install our Windows vCenter. This will leverage our external PSC, for maximum scalability. Depending on your environment size, you may need to scale up the VM's hardware specs for optimal performance. Consult VMware documentation for sizing guidance. In this exercise...

vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 7: Config SQL DBs

Now that we have the Windows PSC installed, it is time to prepare for installing vCenter. vCenter can support three database types: embedded vPostGres (supports up to 20 hosts and 2000 VMs), Microsoft SQL, and Oracle. SQL seems to be the most popular choice, so that's what I'll help you...

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