Deep Dive in to Virtualization & Cloud


  • 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

  • vCenter Server Converge Tool

    VMware has deprecated the topology model of the vCenter Server with an external PSC with embedded topology with the release of vSphere 6.7 Update 1. External PSC is used to take advantage of features such as Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) or PSC HA. With the removal of the External PSC, vSphere 6.7 Update 1 onwards supports ELM also in an… Continue reading

  • Migrate Windows vCenter to VCSA 6.7

    VMware has deprecated vCenter Server for Windows with the release of vSphere 6.7 and all future releases will only be available in VCSA form. VMware worked out a great way to migrate users running vCenter server application on Windows based system into a Linux appliance. This Linux appliance is based on Photon OS, a VMware… Continue reading

  • VMware vSphere ESX and vCenter Configuration Maximums

    When you select and configure your virtual and physical equipment, you must stay at or below the maximums supported by VMware. The limits presented in the following sections represent tested, recommended limits, and are fully supported by VMware. The limits presented in the guide are applicable to ESXi host and vCenter Server. The limits can… Continue reading

  • VMware HA DRS and FT

    VMware offers many enterprise features, among them there are three important features which will make sure the vSphere infrastructure and hosted Workloads are highly available. All these features are enabled at VMware vCenter Server level and which requires specific licensing as well. In this blog I will brief below VMware availability features. Each of these… Continue reading

  • What is VxRail

    VxRail is part of Dell EMC’s hyper-converged infrastructure offerings, bringing together a streamlined hardware, operating system, and software stack for implementing VMware vSAN. Hyper-converged appliances allow a datacenter in a box approach, rather than buying servers, storage and hypervisor separately hyper-converged appliances bundle the components into one box. The compute storage and hypervisor components used by… Continue reading

  • VMware PSC Deployment

    Starting with the release of vSphere 6.0, vCenter Server deployment has changed and it’s now possible to deploy two different components that together provide all services for the vCenter management platform. Below are the services in Platform Service Controller PSC Domain & PSC Site Before going to external Platform Services Controller deployment, I would like… Continue reading

  • What is VMware vSwitch

    Virtual machines connect to a network much in the same way physical ones do. The difference is that the VMs use virtual network adapters and virtual switches to establish connections with physical networks. A virtual switch is a software program, which gets created automatically during the installation of ESXi host – a logical switching fabric… Continue reading