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VM Storage Policies- vSphere 6.5

 VMware Virtual Machine Storage Policies fall under the realm of Storage Policy Based Management that assists with virtual machine provisioning. When defined, Storage Based Policies define which type(s) of storage are presented for the virtual machine and how the virtual machine is placed within storage and also data services. There are certain builtin storage policies that are […]

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How to Clone a Virtual Machine Without vCenter

Virtual machine cloning is a feature exclusive to vCenter Server but there is a workaround to this restriction . In this post, I will explain how to clone VMs on ESXi without vCenter Server using a vSphere client and shell commands. Steps are very simple First create a target VM with identical hardware and resources […]

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VIMTOP – Monitor vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

vimtop is tool to monitor vCenter server appliance 6.5 performance information and statistics. vimtop is similar to esxtop which is available with ESXi. vimtop is the tool which helps you to  troubleshoot performance issues or bottlenecks in the vCenter Server appliance To launch vimtop, you will need to SSH to a VCSA 6.0 system and type “vimtop” […]

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Configure SNMP on the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

vCenter Server Appliance includes an Simple Network Management Protocol agent that can send trap notifications and receive GET, GETBULK, and GETNEXT requests. You can use the appliance shell API commands to enable and configure the Simple Network Management Protocol agent in vCenter Server appliance. You need to configure the agent differently depending on whether you […]

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Configure vCenter High Availability – Basic

An overview of the Architecture A vCenter High Availability cluster consists of three vCSA 6.5 appliances deployed in an Active, Passive and Witness configuration. The Active node is a standard vCenter instance, the state of which is regularly replicated to the Passive node. The Passive node takes over when the entire Active node or critical […]

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Install vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 With External PSC

This Post cover below , and mainly for installing and configure VCSA we should have proper FQDN Set up DNS using a Windows DNS server. Install an external Platform Services Controller (PSC). Install vCSA 6.5 using the external PSC just created. Configured DNS The first step is to come up with hostnames and corresponding IP […]

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Insufficient configured resources to satisfy the desired vSphere HA failover level on the cluster

Problem Setting up a simple vSphere 6.5  environment, using percentage-based HA we have been seeing the following Configuration Issue flag on the cluster . Insufficient configured resources to satisfy the desired vSphere HA failover level on the cluster … You can see the alarms have Acknowledge/Reset options, this is a Configuration Issue message instead. I have […]

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