Few days back was 2nd CZ VMUG.
Katarina Wagnerova [@_KatkaW_] presenting her way to VDM (Virtual Design Master). This was an awesome presentation. Really breath taking. Where she found all the time to do it in such a short time.
Paudie ORiordan [@oriorp] was doing live scripted demo of 2node vSAN. Amazing presentation from the VMware guy. Who know a lot about VSAN.
Presentation of “Metro Cluster HA or DR“ was from Czech TAM’s David Pasek (VCDX200) and Standa Jurena. A lot of information from the field. And they give us a lot of information from Metro Cluster HA and DR. At the end of the presentation you should know the main reasons for “what to choose” Metro Cluster HA or DR.
Veeam presentation was full of practical information about the new version of their backup software Veeam Backup & Replication presented by Boris Mittelmann.
at the end I want to thank you to our VMUG leaders..
The Unsupported Functionality table documents the vSphere Web Client workflow functionality not available in the vSphere Client at the release of VMware vSphere 6.5. Any vSphere Web Client functionality not documented in this table is supported in the vSphere Client at release. Continue reading “vSphere Client 6.5 (HTML5) – partial functionality”
Finally. Go to your my.vmware.com and hit “download”
!read before upgrade! Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.5
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August 2016 Edition
You can download ..
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VMware Workstation 12 Pro version 12.5 is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 12 Pro users, it adds support for the following operating systems:
- Windows 10 Anniversary Update
- Windows Server 2016
VMware Workstation 12 Pro Version 12.5 also contains bug fixing, security updates and performance improvements.
VMware Workstation 12 Pro Version 12.5 | 13 SEP 2016 | Build 4352439
Last updated: 13 SEP 2016
VMware Workstation Pro Documentation
source: official site
Now I want to update it with newer version “beta2” which was released recently. First of all download BETA2 files for your Linux distribution. In my case RPM files for RedHat/Centos 7 from Veeam site.
First of all you need to uninstall “beta1” to be able to install “beta2” properly.
Continue reading “Veeam backup Agent for Linux update to BETA2 on CentOS 7”
Home LAB starts to grow. More and more test lab VM’s, nested ESXi hosts etc. So I was looking for another node. Dont want to spent a fortune so the price was the key. I had also other minimum requirements as 32GB of RAM and power consumption. After few weeks of searching I decide to buy a Intel NUC.
Components added to my #HOMELAB:
- Intel 6th Generation NUC NUC6i3SYH
- 2x Kingston 16GB DDR4 2133MHz SODIMM
- USB3 TP-LINK UE300 gigabit NIC
- 8GB San Disk Cruzer Fit
- HDMI to VGA adapter
Disclaimer: The Intel NUC is not on VMware’s official Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)
today just received an email from Veaam with link and code. So I can download the beta agent for linux. In my case I will use CentOS 7 linux distribution 64bit.
Installation is easy, with some tricky part. As on installation page here is step-by-step info about how to install the Veeam Linux agent. But I am missing step-by-step info about how to install prerequisites. So you can read it here for CentOS 7 Linux.
First of all update your server. Once done, reboot the server if during your update was installed new kernel.
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The NSX Troubleshooting Guide describes how to monitor and troubleshoot the VMware® NSX™ system by using the NSX Manager user interface, the vSphere Web Client, and other NSX components, as needed.
You can download PDF HERE.
I was just curious if the USB 3.0 pNIC TP-LINK UE300 is fast enough. So run quick vMotion test. And the result you can see on the picture.
Intel NUC is the best piece of HW for HOME mini-LAB. But once you start grow you need more network bandwith. And one pNIC is not enough. After few sec of googling I find great page DevTTY. Where is a lot of information about “supported” USB NIC for your Intel NUC. I choose TP-LINK UE300 because I had a couple of TP-LINK (3210, 5426) switches and they are doing great job.
So I ordered TP-LINK UE300 USB 3.0 network card. Once it was delivered to me, I connected it to the NUC. Then download the driver from DevTTY and upload it to one of my datastore. No maintenance, reboot is needed. The only thing you need to do is to change the “Host Image Profile Acceptance Level” to “Community supported”.
Then just log in to the ESXi console and install VIB file with command:
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