Storage Center 5.6 Released

There is a release of the storage center 5.6 and it comes with some features and platform support currently built into storage center 6.x as well as a large number of bug fixes. This is good news for those with … Read More

Software Defined Single Sign On Database

One difficult task since the release of vSphere 5.1 has been the creation of SSO (Single Sign On) databases.  Creating an SSO database is not that incredibly difficult, but to achieve this; you require a higher level of attention to … Read More

vMA 5.1 Patch 1 Released

Expendable news item here too good not to be posted.  For those who may have missed it, VMware has released an update to the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) 5.1 appliances formally referred to as Patch 1.  This release is documented … Read More

vSphere 5.x – How to Enable SSH & ESXi Shell

Today we are going to learn how to enable SSH and the ESXi shell on VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.x in very simple steps. We are going to do this using the ESXi/vSpher Hypervisor console window. This post hopefully will … Read More

vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 root account locked out after password expiration

I was browsing and I came across this new VMware KB article which could potentially have widespread impact. This is very important, particularly in lab, development and proof of concept environments. The VMware KB article number is 2069041 and it … Read More

Using vim-cmd To Power On Virtual Machines

When you have a lab it is very wise to have a UPS that will protect you in case of a power shortage, this is because a power shortage can bring everything down. When everything is 100% virtualized, DHCP , … Read More

A Look at vCenter 5.5 SSO RC Installation

vCenter single sign on (SSO)  vsphere 5.5  release has several improvements, like the following: Completely re-written from the ground Multi-master architecture Native replication mechanism SSO now has site awareness (think of the possibilities for HA stretched clusters) MMC based diagnostic … Read More

Mastering VMware vSphere Book Updated for vSphere 5.5

Good news for those interested in vSphere, VMsphere vSphere author, blgogger and all-round aficionado, Scott Lowe is releasing an update to his highly popular” Mastering VMwrae vSphere “book. In this release he is joined by fellow blogger nick Marshall in … Read More

Syslog gone mad after vSphere upgrade vSphere 5.1 update 1

I experienced this when I upgraded from vSphere 5.0 update 2 host to vSphere 5.1 update 1 I noticed an issue with the Isassd daemon, after the update manager finished with the upgrade the Isassd starts to write a lot … Read More

Release: Veam Backup & Replication 6.5

For those not aware, there has been a new release of the Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5. It’s very interesting, the first backup solution for vSphere 5.1 and windows Server 2012 Hyper-3.0. A well brief of the new features can … Read More