vSphere Integrated Containers Overview

  VMware vSphere Integrated Containers is a comprehensive container solution built on VMware’s industry leading virtualization platform – vSphere, which enables customers to run both modern and traditional workloads in production on their existing Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) infrastructure today with enterprise-grade networking, storage, security, performance and visibility. vSphere Integrated Containers is a vSphere feature that allows… Read More vSphere Integrated Containers Overview

Patching ESXi 6.5 with Update Manager

  If you are responsible for keeping a VMware vSphere environment properly patched, you most likely use Update Manager to quickly and easily download patches from the Internet and apply them to your clusters according to baseline policies. vSphere Update Manager (VUM) enables centralized, automated patch and version management for VMware vSphere and offers support for… Read More Patching ESXi 6.5 with Update Manager

Create VMFS6 datastore in vSphere 6.5

VMFS datastores serve as repositories for virtual machines. You can set up VMFS datastores on any SCSI-based storage devices that the host discovers, including Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and local storage devices. Datastores that you deploy on block storage devices use the vSphere VMFS format, a special high-performance file system format that is optimized for storing virtual… Read More Create VMFS6 datastore in vSphere 6.5

Configure Software iSCSI Adapters vSphere 6.5

VMware storage entails more than simply mapping a logical unit number (LUN) to a physical server. SAN (Storage Area Network) storage, however, provides a shared, highly available and resilient storage platform that can scale to a multi-server deployment. In mostly use cases VMware vSphere use  SAN, or block-based devices, which includes the iSCSI, Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocols. An… Read More Configure Software iSCSI Adapters vSphere 6.5

Configure Content Library in vSphere 6.5

Content libraries are container objects for VM templates, vApp templates, and other types of files. vSphere administrators can use the templates in the library to deploy virtual machines and vApps in the vSphere inventory. Sharing templates and files across multiple vCenter Server instances in same or different locations brings out consistency, compliance, efficiency, and automation in deploying… Read More Configure Content Library in vSphere 6.5

Back up a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 has a native integrated backup and restore for the appliance itself. This new, out-of-the box functionality enables users to back up vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller appliances directly from the VAMI (vCenter Appliance Management Interface) or API. The backup consists of a set of files that is streamed to a… Read More Back up a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5

In VMworld 2016, VMware announces vSphere 6.5, the latest version of its industry-leading virtualization platform.  This new release of vSphere features a dramatically simplified experience, comprehensive built-in security, and a universal app platform for running any app. VMware vSphere 6.5 is the next-generation infrastructure for next-generation applications. It provides a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business… Read More What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5