What's the update?

vCenter Update Manager

Update Manager enables centralized, automated patch and version management for VMware vSphere and offers support for VMware ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and virtual appliances. With Update Manager, you can perform the following tasks: Upgrade and patch ESXi hosts. Install and update third-party software on hosts. Upgrade virtual machine hardware, VMware Tools, and virtual appliances. Update Manager requires network connectivity with VMware vCenter Server. Each installation […]

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What is Raw Device Mapping (RDM)

Raw device mapping (RDM) is an option in the vSphere environment that enables a storage LUN to be directly presented to a virtual machine from the storage array . Mostly RDM will be used for confiuring clusters ( SQL , Oracle ) between virtual machines or between physical and virtual machines .Also or where SAN-aware […]

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VMware Network Adapter Types

Depending on the operating system and its version you can use different network adapter types, those adapter types may vary. In this post we are discussing about different virtual network adapters VMware Network Adapter Types The type of network adapters that are available depend on the following factors: The virtual machine compatibility, which depends on the […]

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Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)

Enhanced vMotion Compatibility which is a vCenter Server cluster-centric feature allowing virtual machines to vMotion or migrate across ESXi hosts equipped with dissimilar processors in the same cluster. VMware EVC Mode works by masking unsupported processor features thus presenting a homogeneous processor front to all the virtual machines in a cluster. This means that a VM […]

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vMotion Requirements

We already explained about vMotion  Since vMotion is intervening in an active virtual machine without that virtual machine’s knowledge, certain conditions must be fulfilled so that the process can run without problems or failures: CPU compatibility vMotion interface (minimum 1 Gb adapter) Shared storage Same naming for virtual port groups VMkernel port group with vMotion […]

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VMotion

VMware vMotion enables the live migration of running virtual machines from one physical server to another with zero downtime, continuous service availability, and complete transaction integrity. VMotion is a key enabling technology for creating the dynamic, automated, and self optimizing data center . vMotion allow users to do below Automatically optimize and allocate entire pools of resources for maximum hardware […]

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Install and Configure VMware ESXi 6.0

After understanding basics of VMware vSphere components it’s now time to Install and Configure VMware ESXi 6.0. Make sure you’ve gone through various editions of vSphere before purchasing and installing it. There are few system requirements that must be met before you can install ESXi server. Make sure the server hardware that you are going to install ESXi […]

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