Tag: VCSA

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 Pt. 12: PSC Machine Certificate

Back in Part 11 of this series we configured the VMCA to be a subordinate CA to our enterprise CA. This ensures that all certificates which get used by vCenter components are automatically trusted. But as previously mentioned, not all organizations can use the VMCA. The US Federal Government would...

VMworld 2014: vCenter Server Architecture Deep Dive

Session INF2311, Justin King vCenter Server Configuration Options: 5.0 - Configuration Option for v5.5 #1: Use simple installer Multiple vCenters for different geographic locations Single SSO authentication domain Configuration for 5.5 #2: Centralized SSO on dedicated VM A datacenter with 3 or more solutions (e.g. vCAC, etc.) Availability uses vSphere...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 3: Upgrading vCenter

Upgrades can be scary times with any enterprise product. The more your critical infrastructure relies on a particular solution, or set of solutions, the more imperative it is you fully understand and test the new product. vSphere 5.1 taught us that thorough testing cannot be skipped and you should not rush a new product...

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