vSphere 6.5 Encryption – How to configure encryption for VMs — via Enterprise Daddy
There were a lot of features that were introduced with the vSphere 6.5 and vSphere 6.5 Encryption of VMs was one among them.
How to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using DCUI
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1033604 This video demonstrates how to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using Direct Console User Interface (DCUI). VMware recommends that you back up the configuration data before proceeding with any changes Reverting of an ESXi host is only valid if the host was updated using one of these methods: • VIB installation or removal • Profile installation or removal • ESXi host updated using VMware Update Manager • ESXi host updated from a ISO For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article 1033604 at the following URL http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1033604
#NSX Install Guide Part 2 – Data Plane — via ESXsi
In Part 1 we looked at the overall design of the environment and official documentation, as well as preparing the management and control planes by installing NSX Manager and an NSX Controller cluster. In this post we will focus on installing components in the data plane; preparing the hosts for NSX, configuring VXLAN, VTEP interfaces, Transport Zones, and creating a logical switch. To complete the routing configuration Part 3 will walk through NSX Edge and Distributed Logical Routers.
What’s New in VMware vCloud Director 8.20 — Technical White Paper
vCloud Director 8.20 includes major functional updates. The solution now integrates more closely with VMware NSX® network virtualization, which means that end users will be able customize many network settings.
VMware – Configure vSphere Auto Deploy — via driftar’s Blog
The last few days and weeks i was preparing for my VCP6-DCV exam. Well, i’m still preparing for it, there is ahelluva stuff to learn and understand. One thing is vSphere Auto Deploy.
Looking For A VMware Technical Paper Repository?
As an engineer, I tend to go looking for technical papers to provide information on requirements, install, and configuration information for solutions on a regular basis. In most cases, most of us go looking for them by searching Google. Well I was given this link by a co-worker which is a repository of technical papers for all of VMware solutions in one single place.
Check status of Veeam services
Status Name DisplayName ------ ---- ----------- Running VeeamBackupSvc Veeam Backup Service Running VeeamBrokerSvc Veeam Broker Service Running VeeamCatalogSvc Veeam Guest Catalog Service Running VeeamCloudSvc Veeam Cloud Connect Service Running VeeamDeploySvc Veeam Installer Service Running VeeamMountSvc Veeam Mount Service Running VeeamNFSSvc Veeam vPower NFS Service Running VeeamTapeSvc Veeam Tape Access Service Running VeeamTransportSvc Veeam Data Mover Service
Before upgrade stop all your Veeam jobs and disable all Veeam services and restart server.
Set-Service VeeamBackupSvc -StartupType Disabled Set-Service VeeamCatalogSvc -StartupType Disabled Set-Service VeeamCloudSvc -StartupType Disabled Set-Service VeeamDeploySvc -StartupType Disabled Set-Service VeeamMountSvc -StartupType Disabled Set-Service VeeamNFSSvc -StartupType Disabled Set-Service VeeamTapeSvc -StartupType Disabled Set-Service VeeamTransportSvc -StartupType Disabled
Once the server is back online run the setup.exe, accept the license and click Next
Setup will inform you about detected previous version
and recognize that you have already licenced version. If you want to provide new license number just click Browse and add new license file.
Veeam 9.5 require Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL2014 and Management Objects. And if you didnt install it already, it will inform you. You have the option to install it now .. just press Install.
once installed you can click Next and continue with upgrade.
Choose under which account will be your Veeam Backup & Replication service running.
Choose a database instance. I am using local MSSQLDB.
Setup will ask if you are sure to use this database and if required upgrade it.
Now all prerequisities are done and you can isntall upgrade.
.. and finished. Your Veeam Backup & Replication was upgraded to version 9.5
You can connect ..
after login as a last step server componnents will be upgraded.
Once done you can use Veeam Backup & Replication and do backups.
All services which were stopped and disabled before installation are automatically set as Automatic startup.
if you are looking for information which guest operating system is supported in each version of ESX/ESXi. With all the info which NIC type or SCSI/IDE is supported and need reference to VMware KB. Then look/download this single PDF with all informations.
you may experience an error if any of vCenter service is not running as you can see below.
And in wizard fill all the info: