Jan 07 2012

VMware – SRM 5.0 and Dell EqualLogic

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-srm-5-and-dell-equallogic/

Jan 04 2012

VMware – Start your hybrid cloud with VMware vCloud Connector 1.5

When you’re reading this, you most likely have already a vSphere environment up and running. Moving some workloads to a vCloud Director powered public cloud – and thus building your own hybrid cloud – is very easy to do.

The best of all is that the software you need will not cost you anything. The only cost involved will of course be the price you have to pay to the public cloud provider to run your workloads over there.

vCloud Connector is an enterprise product that provides a single user interface for overseeing multiple public and private clouds and for transferring cloud content from one cloud to another. It allows you to connect multiple clouds, both internal and external, in a single user interface.

Using vCloud Connector, you can stop and start virtual machines, check their performance, and transfer virtual machines, vApps, and templates from one cloud to another.

 

vCloud Connector Components

vCloud Connector consists of three distinct components:the vCloud Connector UI, the vCloud Connector Server, and vCloud Connector Nodes.

Component overview
vCloud Connector UI

vCloud Connector UI is the user interface that vCloud Connector Server produces. It can be surfaced in vSphere Client or at vcloud.vmware.com. If you decide to display your UI via vcloud.vmware.com, and your vCC Server is behind a firewall, only browsers also behind the firewall can see the UI. You decide where to display the UI during the configuration process.

 

vCloud Connector Server

vCloud Connnector Server is a virtual appliance that coordinates the activity of vCloud Connector, controls vCloud Connector Nodes, and produces the vCloud Connector UI. Only one vCloud Connector Server is needed.

 

vCloud Connector Nodes

vCloud Connector Nodes are virtual appliances that handle transferring content from one cloud to another. Transfers between clouds that are interrupted, for example because of network problems, can be resumed at the point that they were interrupted. A vCloud Connector Node must be installed in every vSphere or vCloud cloud that vCloud Connector oversees.

Go to http://vcloud.vmware.com/ for your free download of VMware vCloud Connector 1.5.

The full documentation about the product can be found online in the VMware Hybrid Cloud Documentation Center

 

Interesting articles on Chris Colotti’s blog:

http://www.chriscolotti.us/vmware/how-to-get-started-with-vcloud-connector-1-5-part-1/

http://www.chriscolotti.us/vmware/how-to-get-started-with-vcloud-connector-1-5-part-2/

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmwarestart-your-hybrid-cloud-with-vmware-vcloud-connector-1-5/

Jan 03 2012

VMware vCenter Protect Essentials (Plus) – Installation and Training Videos

VMware released the latest version of vCenter Protect Essentials. This product is a combination of several technologies but the major part is from Shavlik Technologies, which VMware acquired on 16 MAY 2011.

VMware vCenter Protect Essentials provides

  • centralized patch management for Windows and third party applications
  • centralized asset inventory for Windows and third party applications
  • for both virtual and physical machines.

The VMware vCenter Protect Essentials Plus versions adds

  • centralized antivirus
  • centralized power management
  • centralized configuration management
  • ITScripts

More information on the product can be found on VMware’s website and in a blog article at VMGuru.NL

Pricing information can be found here

INSTALLATION

The installation of the product is very easy and straightforward. All you need is a Windows machine and a SQL database. The details requirements can be found here

Here are the steps to follow for the installation

Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-vcenter-protect-essentials-plus-installation-and-training-videos/

Dec 26 2011

VMware – SRM 5.0 and EMC SRDF SRA 5.0

Training session recording for the SRDF SRA 5.0 release for VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0

https://community.emc.com/videos/2336#

Topics include
SRM 5 Overview
Configuration
Failover
Failback
Test Failover
SRA Utilities for VSI 5
SRDF/STAR Support

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-srm-5-0-and-emc-srdf-sra-5-0/

Dec 17 2011

VMware – vCenter Database Pre-Upgrade Checker

Before you upgrade vCenter Server, you can run the VMware vCenter Database Pre-Upgrade Checker on your current vCenter Server database to reveal problems that could prevent the upgrade or affect the performance of your database after the upgrade.

For more information see KB article 2004286

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-vcenter-database-pre-upgrade-checker/

Dec 07 2011

VMware – SQL script to create the vCenter 4.1 database

use [master]
 go
 CREATE DATABASE [VCDB] ON PRIMARY
 (NAME = N'vcdb',
  FILENAME = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.VIMSQL\MSSQL\DATA\VCDB.mdf',
  SIZE = 2000KB,
  FILEGROWTH = 10%)
 LOG ON
 (NAME = N'vcdb_log',
  FILENAME = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.VIMSQL\MSSQL\DATA\VCDB.ldf',
  SIZE = 1000KB ,
  FILEGROWTH = 10%)
 COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
 go
 use VCDB
 go
 sp_addlogin @loginame=[vpxuser],
             @passwd=N'@Password',
             @defdb='VCDB',
             @deflanguage='us_english'
 go
 ALTER LOGIN [vpxuser] WITH CHECK_POLICY = OFF
 go
 CREATE USER [vpxuser] for LOGIN [vpxuser]
 go
 CREATE SCHEMA [VMW]
 go
 ALTER USER [vpxuser] WITH DEFAULT_SCHEMA =[VMW]
 go
 sp_addrolemember @rolename = 'db_owner',
                  @membername = [vpxuser]
 go
 use MSDB
 go
 CREATE USER [vpxuser] for LOGIN [vpxuser]
 go
 sp_addrolemember @rolename = 'db_owner',
                  @membername = [vpxuser]
 go

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-sql-script-to-create-the-vcenter-4-1-database/

Dec 07 2011

VMware – SQL script to create the SRM 4.1 database

use [master]
 go
 CREATE DATABASE [SRMDB] ON PRIMARY
 (NAME = N'srmdb',
  FILENAME = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.VIMSQL\MSSQ\DATA\SRMDB.mdf')
 LOG ON
 (NAME = N'srmdb_log',
  FILENAME = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.VIMSQL\MSSQ\DATA\SRMDB.ldf')
 COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
 go
 use SRMDB
 go
 sp_addlogin @loginame=[srm],
             @passwd=N'@Password',
             @defdb='SRMDB',
             @deflanguage='us_english'
 go
 ALTER LOGIN [srm] WITH CHECK_POLICY = OFF
 go
 CREATE USER [srm] for LOGIN [srm]
 go
 CREATE SCHEMA [SRM]
 go
 ALTER USER [srm] WITH DEFAULT_SCHEMA =[SRM]
 go
 sp_addrolemember @rolename = 'db_owner',
                  @membername = [srm]
 go

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-sql-script-to-create-the-srm-4-1-database/

Nov 25 2011

VMware – Site Recovery Manager 5 Overview

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-site-recovery-manager-5-overview/

Nov 12 2011

VMware – vCenter Infrastructure Navigator

Part of the vCenter Operations Suite, vCenter Infrastructure Navigator provides automated application discovery & mapping for applications running on vSphere 5.

More info on http://vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vcenter-infrastructure-navigator/

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-vcenter-infrastructure-navigator/

Sep 26 2011

VMware – vSphere 5.0 documentation center

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-vsphere-5-0-documentation-center/

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