Author Archives: ESXsi

Add a User Defined Windows Administrator to a vRA Blueprint

This post will walk through implementing a process allowing a vRA portal user to specify a user account to be added to the local administrators group on a Windows server provisioned by vRA. There are plenty of posts out there, including a kb article, on adding the virtual machine requester (owner) to the administrators group if […]

Site Recovery Manager Configuration and Failover Guide

This post will walk through the configuration of Site Recovery Manager; we’ll protect some virtual machines with a Protection Group, and then fail over to the DR site using a Recovery Plan. The pre-requisites for this post are for Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and the Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) to be installed at both sites […]

Site Recovery Manager 6.x Install Guide

This post will walk through the installation of Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to protect virtual machines from site failure. SRM plugs into vCenter to protect virtual machines replicated to a failover site using array based replication or vSphere replication. In the event of a site outage, or outage of components within a site meaning production virtual machines […]

VMware vRealize Network Insight Overview

This post will walk through the installation and configuration of VMware vRealize Network Insight (vRNI), following on from the release of v3.3.0. You can see what’s new in v3.3.0 in this VMware blog post. Network Insight integrates with NSX to deliver intelligent operations for software defined networking. The key features and use cases of vRNI […]

Nimble Storage Integration with SRM

This post will walk through the steps required to prepare Nimble Storage arrays at primary and secondary sites for VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) using array based replication. The following posts in this Site Recovery Manager series detail the end to end installation and configuration process. Part 1 – Nimble Storage Integration with SRM Part 2 […]

Defining vRealize Automation Datacenter Locations

This post will walk through defining datacenter locations for VMware vRealize Automation 7.2. The primary two use cases for additional datacenter locations are to allow users to select a datacenter for service deployments, or for the administrator to specify a set datacenter when configuring a blueprint. We will cover both scenarios below. Adding Datacenter Locations […]

Turbonomic Integration with vRealize Automation

This post will walk through integrating Turbonomic with vRealize Automation (vRA). Support for vRealize Automation has been included with Turbonomic since the release of version 5.5. Turbonomic makes intelligent real time placement decisions for virtual machines based on application workload demands and available resource. When provisioning machines using vRA we can invoke a custom workflow to […]