Tag Archive: vCenter

Nov 28 2013

VMware vCenter 5.5 and Microsoft SQL Cluster support

Even though a lot of people are running their VMware vCenter backend SQL database on a Microsoft SQL cluster, VMware vCenter 5.5 is the first version to actually support this. To enable support for Microsoft SQL Clustering Service (MSCS) in vCenter Server 5.5 you have to enable the Microsoft SQL Clustering Service functionality on your …

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Sep 12 2012

Best practices for installing vCenter Server 5.1

VMware just release a KB article explaining the best practices for installing vCenter Server 5.1. http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2021202

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Apr 20 2012

Implement full vSphere Distributed Swith or hybrid?

Today I received an email from my friend Tom Arentsen (http://blog.arentcs.com/) with some useful info I would like to share. If you don’t know who Tom is, he is one of the latest members of the select club of VMware Certified Design Experts. Tom was playing in his lab (servers with a single NIC ) …

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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 …

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Mar 21 2011

VMware – Investigating the health of a vCenter database server

For troubleshooting purposes it may be necessary to verify the health of the VirtualCenter database server. This VMware article provides steps to eliminate the common causes for problems with a database server, including full disk space, transaction log maintenance, index fragmentation and other common database problems.

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