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Fail to Mount ATS-Only VMFS Datastore in ESXi 5.x

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

I recently noticed VMware KB that talks about vSphere 5.x hosts may fail to mount an ATS-Only VMFS Datastore on some storage arrays.

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vSphere 5.1 Performance History Not Retained Past 30 Days

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

I was made aware of a KB 2042164 yesterday describing an issue where vSphere 5.1 vCenter Systems will not keep performance data past 30 days. This article will briefly discuss the symptoms, seriousness and solutions.

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Free vSphere 5.1 What’s New eLearning Course

November 30, 2012 1 comment

I just heard about this and thought I’d share it with you all. VMware is offering a free vSphere 5.1 What’s New eLearning Course and it’s available in 9 languages. If you’re interested you can check it out on the VMware Education and Certification Blog.

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vSphere 5.1 and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.5 Deployment Considerations

November 3, 2012 1 comment

Some of you may also remember the article I wrote titled Using vCenter Heartbeat to Protect Non-vCenter SQL DB? Think Again!. vCenter Server Heartbeat is only licensed and supported to provide HA and protect certain components. This article will outline what components are supported with the new vSphere 5.1 release and some important design and deployment considerations.

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Updating CA SSL Certificates in vSphere 5.1 vCenter Virtual Appliance

October 29, 2012 2 comments

Recently I wrote about Updating CA SSL Certificates in vSphere 5.1 which applied to the Windows installable version of the vCenter 5.1 and it’s supporting components including SSO. VMware has now also released the instructions to update the CA SSL certificates in the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Virtual Appliance.

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Updating CA SSL Certificates in vSphere 5.1

October 27, 2012 10 comments

Over the past few weeks I have been working behind the scenes with a team of people at VMware spread around the globe on the process to successfully change out the self-signed certificates in vSphere 5.1. With the introduction of Single Sign-On in vSphere 5.1 the process is somewhat more complicated than vSphere 5 (ok quite a lot more complicated). But now I’m able to bring you some of the solutions you’ve all been waiting for.

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Clustering Support on vCloud Director and vCenter Databases

October 22, 2012 Leave a comment

It was good to read recently on Duncan Epping’s blog Yellow Bricks that database clustering support for vCloud Director is added in version 5.1. vCloud Director now supports both Oracle RAC and also Microsoft Cluster Services or Microsoft Failover Clustering for MS SQL Server for it’s database. This was previously not supported in vCloud Director 1.0 and 1.5. But what is the support situation for all of the other components when it comes to database clustering, including vCenter Server?

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