Tags » Vcenter

GUI Based VSAN Bootstrap VCSA Deployment

When deploying my 3 node NUC VSAN lab I got to try out the new bootstrap vcsa gui installer blogged about here…


Once you download and unpack the VCSA you’ll find a file called installer within the following path %filepath%\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\installer.exe (there’s a MAC & LINUX option too) 247 more words


HOW TO: Remove unwanted plug-ins from VMware vCenter Server

VMware KB article 1025360 “Removing unwanted plug-ins from vCenter Server” describes this procedure in details

  1. In a web browser, navigate to http://vCenter_Server_name_or_IP/mob.
    Where vCenter_Server_name_or_IP is the name of your vCenter Server or its IP address.
  2. 56 more words

PowerCLI: Script to reboot each ESXi hosts

I realized that having done this for a few year, I never really nailed down a script to do this properly. It is very common as a vSphere admin to have to reboot your ESXi hosts after a configuration change or for patching. 714 more words


Apparently I broke my entire lab

Apparently I broke my entire lab…

After changing where the logs are stored my data-stores started to ‘meld’ together and break their partition tables. I have absolutely no clue how this happened from just changing where logs are stored and am rather annoyed. 58 more words


VMware vCenter 6.5 Installation

Below is the step by step installation process of deploying the vCenter 6.5 using a distributed deployment model – PSC and VCSA (Patform Services Controller and vCenter Server Appliance). 47 more words

Unable to remove datastore on vSphere

So a few things have happened recently and I’ve made a few executive decisions in regards to my home network. I’ll make a post about these at a later stage but in the process I require a boot drive for a new piece of hardware I got my hands on and I have a suitable SSD sitting on my ESXi Server not doing much. 317 more words


[Backup] Add backup job in Veeam B&R 9.5

In Storage Infrastructure, choose Backup job -> Insert name, Next

Add Virtual machines in backup job in the desired order -> Next. Choose the Backup destination, configure the restore points number, then Advanced… 37 more words