Cross-vCenter NSX allows network virtualization and security policies across multiple vCenter Server systems to be managed centrally. Universal objects have been introduced; such as universal logical switches, universal logical routers, and universal distributed firewall rules. Universal objects are able to span multiple sites or vCenter Server instances, enhancing workload mobility by allowing cross vCenter and […]

Following on from the previous installation of Vembu Backup Server v3.7 on Windows Server 2016; this post will walk through the configuration steps to add a vCenter target and configure virtual machine backup jobs. Vembu Install Guide – Part 1 Installation Vembu Install Guide – Part 2 vSphere Configuration Initial Configuration On the Windows server […]

This post will walk through the installation of Vembu BDR Server v3.7 on Windows Server 2016, in preparation for backing up a VMware environment. At the time of writing the most recent version is v3.7.0 Update 1, which provides compatibility with vSphere 6.5. Vembu Install Guide – Part 1 Installation Vembu Install Guide – Part […]

VMware Cloud Foundation is a unified Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) platform for both public and private clouds. When deploying a private cloud VMware Cloud Foundation provides an easy and fast to deploy hybrid-cloud-ready solution for Virtual Infrastructure (VI) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). This unique natively integrated stack bundles leading compute, storage, and virtualization products […]

This post covers the steps required to use the vCenter Server Appliance for Auto Deploy, with the built in TFTP server in vSphere 6.5. For more information on Auto Deploy, and to see the process for creating ESXi images and deploy rules to boot hosts, see the VMware Auto Deploy 6.x Guide. This post assumes […]

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 […]

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 […]