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Bye Bye to free Blog. Say hello to my new website

Dear friends and Blog Readers, I have started my new website http://www.vstellar.com. All new posts will now be published to my new website. This blog will be running up for a few days until I am confirmed that migration of … Continue reading

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VMware Fling- View Pool Manager

Today I was going through the VMware Flings website and came across one cool fling which I think can be very handy for VM Admins working on VDI. View Pool Manager is a Fling that allows VMware View administrators to easily manage … Continue reading

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vSphere 5 Memory Management and Monitoring diagram

The VMware vSphere 5 Memory Management and Monitoring diagram provides VM Admins a comprehensive look into the ESXi memory management mechanisms and reclamation methods. Graphic Thanks to VMware.com You can download the above diagram from Here

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vCenter Server 6.0 Availability Guide

vCenter Server is instead the most critical part of any virtual infrastructure environment. High availability of vCenter server has become very crucial as there are many features which doesn’t work or partially work when your vCenter server is not available. … Continue reading

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Whats New in vSphere 6.0- vNUMA Enhancements

Before going into this post about vNUMA lets recall what NUMA is how it works. NUMA can be explained as follows: Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) is a computer memory design used in multiprocessing, where the memory access time depends on … Continue reading

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VMware Project Fargo- A Technique for Rapid Cloning of Running VMS

Today I was going through a blog and found one very interesting blogpost which I am going to share with you. At VMworld 2014 VMware announced a very interesting new project called Project Fargo. This is another name for the Project … Continue reading

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Does disabling Inter-VM TPS affect your environment

Before starting with this post I would like to recall what is TPS and what it does in a virtualized environment. Transparent page sharing is a method by which redundant copies of pages are eliminated. This helps to free memory … Continue reading

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Understanding Advanced Snapshot Management

Deleting virtual machine snapshots without wasting disk space Before using snapshots on your VM, analyzing free disk space on the VMFS volume is very important.  As a best practice or thumb rule you should have least 20% of the virtual … Continue reading

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How Snapshots work in VMware

What is a Snapshot We have heard this term time and again during our journey with working on VMware and many of us are aware of what it is. Still I am including the formal definition of snapshot as below: … Continue reading

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AirWatch HOL Released!

Good news for those people who wants to try their hands learning vCloud AirWatch. VMware has released the AirWatch Hands-On-Labs yesterday.  These labs can be accessed by going to AirWatch HOL. The AirWatch labs are designed to give you an introduction … Continue reading

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vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Product Walkthrough

VMware vCloud® Air™ is a secure, dedicated hybrid cloud platform built on the VMware vSphere® foundation. It supports existing workloads and third-party applications, as well as new application development. VMware has made available the product walkthrough of vCloud Air Disaster … Continue reading

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Managing Auto Deploy using GUI

Auto deploy is used for PXE booting/installation of Esxi over the network. Unfortunately Auto Deploy can be configured only through command line (PowerCLI) and most of the VMware Admins are not very comfortable with command line initially. To help solve … Continue reading

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VM Resource and Availability Service

Today I was checking the VMware flings site and found one very cool fling which I think is worth sharing as it can help you analysing your environment and help you designing in such a way that resources are highly … Continue reading

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Certificate Manager for vCenter Server Appliance 5.5

This Fling is a GUI application to replace digital certificates on the vCenter Server Appliance.  Easily deploy by selecting the components that need digital certificates replaced. This Fling works with vCenter Server Appliance 5.5. The GUI wizard-based tool helps you … Continue reading

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Exporting Horizon View Events Database

The VMware View Events Database is used to record all the events that happen in a View environment. The database contains all the information but at times it can be difficult to extract those information for troubleshooting or analysis. This … Continue reading

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VMware Fault Definitions

Today I was going through Vmware Resource Management Guide and found the below information and thought of sharing it across. The below information points to the faults which can occur in an environment and the reason why this fault has … Continue reading

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VMware launched VCP 6.0 training & certification

Finally VMware has announced the most awaited training and certification for VMware vSphere 6.0. vSphere 6 Beta is out in market a while ago and many VMware admins have already dirtied their hands by playing around it. Now its time … Continue reading

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VCP6-DCV Certification Now Available

Good news for all VMware Admins. Most awaited VCP6-DCV certification has been announced by VMware today. This certification that validates your ability to deploy, configure, administer and scale a vSphere 6 virtualized data center, including administering and troubleshooting virtualization technologies. Check … Continue reading

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PowerOn guest o.s in VMware Workstation using command

If you are running a lot of guest o.s in VMware Workstation and tired of going across tabs to power on these VM’s then there is a simpler way to do this. We can achieve this by using an application … Continue reading

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Understanding svMotion operation on a VM with snapshots

Prior to vSphere 5.o it was not possible to storage vMotion a VM that is running with snapshots. With 5.0 VMware has enhanced svMotion and included this feature as lot of customers were demanding for that. But there is one … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Esxi host Disconnection from vCenter issue

Last week I was facing a serious issue in my home lab where my esxi host is getting disconnected from my vCenter Server randomly. Whenever I am doing any configuration changes like enabling ssh or creating a new vSwitch the … Continue reading

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RVTools v3.7 Released

Good new for the folks who are big fan of RV Tools and use this tool quite a lot in their production environment. RVTools is a windows based application designed to use for VMware admins and it lists information about … Continue reading

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Migrating Windows VC with MSSQL to VCSA with Postgres DB

Earlier it was not possible to migrate windows based vCenter Server installation with MS-SQL database to vCenter Server Appliance with embedded Postgres DB. But now it is possible to achieve this using a fling called VCS to VCSA Converter.  Here is … Continue reading

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Explore and play with vSphere 6.0

vSphere 6.0 GA has been released by VMware some days back. After reading what’s new in vSphere 6.0 I am all excited to give it a shot like all other VM admins. So here are the download links and related … Continue reading

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vSphere 6.0- Training Videos and Documents

vSphere 6.0 GA is out now in market and I know we VM admins are very excited to get our hands dirty into implementation and learning. So here I am sharing some useful links which help us all in getting … Continue reading

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Tweaking vCenter Server for home lab

Today I was looking for some tricks to tweak vCenter server 5.5 for my home lab as I have only 8 GB RAM available and my lab was damn slow. Below is my lab configuration vCenter Server v5.5 (with embedded … Continue reading

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vExpert Freebies

Every year vExperts are chosen all round the world for their contribution towards the VMware community and for their efforts VMware offers the vExperts access to community (private forum, access to beta products etc.) Besides the public recognition of being a … Continue reading

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Upgrading vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5- Part 6 Upgrading vSphere Web Client

In our last posts of this series we learnt : Taking DB and SSL Certficates Backup Upgrading vCenter SSO Upgrading vCenter Inventory Service Upgrading vCenter Server Now its time to upgrade the web client. Before starting the upgrade process lets … Continue reading

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Upgrading vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5- Part 5 Upgrading vCenter Server

In our last few posts we have walkthrough the process of Taking DB and SSL Certficates Backup Upgrading vCenter SSO Upgrading vCenter Inventory Service Now its time to upgrade the vCenter Server. So lets start Steps: 1: Launch the autorun.exe file … Continue reading

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Upgrading vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5- Part 4 Upgrading Inventory Service

In our last post we learnt Taking DB and SSL Certficates Backup Upgrading vCenter SSO In this post we will focus on upgrading vCenter Inventory Service. Before start upgrading the Inventory Service lets discuss some basics about what actually is … Continue reading

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