Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Later Version

By on June 13, 2016

Hi All, Today we will discuss how to upgrade a vSphere Distributed switch 5.5 to 6.0. The upgrade of a distributed switch is a non disruptive operation, that is, the hosts and virtual machines attached to the switch do not experience any downtime. Before proceeding the upgradation for best practice I am going to export … Continue reading “Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Later Version”

vSphere Web Client, [400] An error occurred

By on February 29, 2016

vSphere Web Client, [400] An error occurred Hi All, Today I am trying to access my vSphere Web client with my AD account. I got the following error:- The VMware vSphere Web Client displays the error:A server error occurred.[400] An error occurred while processing the authentication response from the vCenter Single Sign-On server. Details: Status: … Continue reading “vSphere Web Client, [400] An error occurred”

vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-5 vCenter Server Appliance upgrade from 5.5 to 6.0

By on February 28, 2016

vCenter Server Appliance upgrade from 5.5 to 6.0 Hi All, Today we will discuss about how to upgrade an existing vCenter 5.5 appliance to vCenter 6.0 appliance. I am using two ESXi servers with 4VPUs and 12GB RAM. Pre checks:- Active snapshot of your vcsa5.5. Source ESXi and destination ESXi health status. SSL certificate validation. … Continue reading “vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-5 vCenter Server Appliance upgrade from 5.5 to 6.0”

vCenter Server Install 5.5, Hangs

By on February 27, 2016

Hi All, Today I was trying to install vCenter 5.5 on my Windows 2012 R2 server. I used custom installation and successfully installed SSO, Web Client, Inventory Services. Finally vCenter Server installation, Its hangs on ” Installing Directory Services…” First time I am trying to install vCenter 5.5 on 2012 R2 server. Finally find out … Continue reading “vCenter Server Install 5.5, Hangs”

vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-4 vCenter Server Appliance Deployment

By on February 26, 2016

vCenter Appliance 6.0 Deployment  As discussed there are two types of vCenter server installation. vCenter Server with windows platform –  vCenter Installation vCenter Server appliance deployment. Today we are discussing about how to deploy vCenter server appliance 6.0 to ESXi host.. First we will look in to the pre requests. Windows system with client integration plug-in … Continue reading “vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-4 vCenter Server Appliance Deployment”

vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-3 vCenter Installation

By on October 12, 2015

vCenter 6.0 Installation Today we are discussing about vCenter 6.0 installation. First we will discuss about prerequisites to install a vCenter server. Sizing Hardware for vCenter Server for Windows based installation Two 64-bit CPUs or a single dual-core 64-bit CPU 8 GB of RAM or more 17 GB of free disk space A network adapter (1 … Continue reading “vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-3 vCenter Installation”

vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-2 PSC

What is Platform Service Controller in vSphere 6.0 Platform Service Controller (PSC) introduced with vSphere 6.0, handles the infrastructure security functions such as vCenter Single Sign-On, licensing, certificate management and server reservation. The PSC includes a set of common infrastructure service:- VMware vCenter Single Sign-On VMware Licence Server Certificate Authority Certificate Store VMware Directory Services … Continue reading “vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-2 PSC”

vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-1

By on October 7, 2015

How to Configure ODBC for vCenter Today we are discussing about how to configure ODBC driver for vCenter external database. I am using MSSQL 2014 Express database and I created a data base called “vgyanvc”. Let’s start:- Open ODBC Data Source Administrator (64-bit) from start menu. Select System DSN and click on “Add..” From ” … Continue reading “vCenter 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-1”

ESXi 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-2

By on September 29, 2015

How to configure ESXi Network settings. Log In to your ESXi server. Press “F2″for Customize system window. Enter login credentials here. First option is to configure password, We already configured the password during  the installation time. If you need to change the password again, this is the place to reset. Configure Management Network option providing … Continue reading “ESXi 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-2”

ESXi 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-1

Today we are discussing about how to install and configure a ESXi 6.0 server. Pre check:- ESXi 6.0 ISO or CD. VT Enabled or not. Supported NIC card. Connect the ISO or CD drive to your server and boot first. It will boot from the ISO or CD. Wait for the installation console. Press “Enter” … Continue reading “ESXi 6.0 Installation and Configuration Part-1”