Deep Dive in to Virtualization & Cloud

Vysakh Nair

  • vRealize Log Insight 4.8 Install & Configure

    vRealize Log Insight is a log collection and analytics virtual appliance that enables administrators to collect, view, manage and analyze syslog data. Log Insight provides real-time monitoring of application logs, network traces, configuration files, messages and performance data. This makes any unstructured logs easy to view and organize. vRealize Log insight delivers heterogeneous and highly scalable log management with intuitive,… Continue reading

  • Ansible Tower 3.5 Install and Configure

    Ansible is an open-source software provisioning, configuration management, and application-deployment tool. It runs on many Unix-like systems and can configure both Unix-like systems as well as Microsoft Windows. It includes its own declarative language to describe system configuration. Ansible is a simple and easy to use IT automation tool. One can use Ansible to deploy… Continue reading

  • vRealize Operations Manager 7.5 Install & Configure

    vRealize Operations Manager delivers intelligent operations management with application-to-storage visibility across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures. Using policy-based automation, operations teams automate key processes and improve IT efficiency. Using data collected from system resources (objects), vRealize Operations Manager identifies issues in any monitored system component, often before the customer notices a problem. vRealize Operations Manager… Continue reading

  • Nagios Core Install & Configure

    Nagios, now known as Nagios Core, is a free and open source computer-software application that monitors systems, networks and infrastructure. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications and services. It alerts users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when the problem has been resolved. Nagios is available in… Continue reading

  • How to Unlock & Reset vSphere SSO Password

    It happens with everyone that we unfortunately forget the passwords or account get locked and it is very difficult to build everything from scratch. In this blog will explain how to unlock/reset the SSO user password of vCenter Server Appliance 6.x with and external/embedded PSC. Unlock / Reset vSphere SSO Password By default, the account… Continue reading

  • How to Reset vCSA Root Password

    It happens with everyone that we unfortunately forget the passwords and it is very difficult to build everything from scratch. vCSA is built on photon OS it’s not the same procedure as we reset password on other Linux flavors. In this blog I will explain how to reset the root password of vCenter Server Appliance.… Continue reading

  • How to Join the vCSA 6.0 to an Active Directory Domain

    You can join a Platform Services Controller appliance or a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller to an Active Directory domain and attach the users and groups from this Active Directory domain to your vCenter Single Sign-On domain. In this blog I will explain how to join vCenter Server Appliance with an… Continue reading

  • VMware vCenter Linked Mode

    Linked Mode is joining of Multiple vCenter Servers. you can join multiple vCenter Server systems using vCenter Linked Mode to allow them to share information. When a server is connected to other vCenter Server systems using Linked Mode, you can connect to any vCenter Server system and view and manage the inventories of all the… Continue reading

  • vCSA-Extending LogicalVolume

    When using the vCenter Server Appliance it’s possible that some volumes (most likely those involving logs) may start to get full, generating alarms. This blog provides steps to increase the disk space of a specific VMDK for the vCenter Server Appliance 6.7. With the introduction of Logical Volume Management (LVM) in vSphere 6.0 and continued… Continue reading

  • vCSA 6.7U2 Install & Configure

    VMware vCenter Server pools ESXi host resources to provides many feature sets delivering high availability and fault tolerance to virtual machines. The vCenter Server is a centralized management application and can be deployed as a virtual appliance or Windows machine. VMware vCenter server Appliance 6.7 U1 (VCSA) is a VM running Photon OS, which is… Continue reading