With vSphere Replication 6.0, VMware added a new feature named “Network Compression” and you have noticed this while configuring replication for a virtual machine.
Prior to vSphere 6, the replication traffic was sent and received using the management interfaces of ESXi and VRA appliances. With vSphere 6 it is possible to send the replication traffic over a separate dedicated interface.
By default, the Read More
In last post of this series we learnt how to configure a backup verification job and test wether or not a taken backup is restoreable. In this post we will learn how to configure data backup replication so that in case of
In last post of this series, we had a look on how to take backup and restore of VM’s using VDP and how to clone/edit existing backup jobs.
In this post we will discuss about how to configure a backup
In previous post of this series we deployed the VDP appliance and also had a look on some of the basic configuration steps. Now its time to test how VDP works.
If you accidently landed on this post and have missed
In last post of this series we discussed about VDP and its capabilities. We also discussed about VDP architecture and different deployment options available. In this post we will learn how to install and configure VDP. Lets get started.
I am now in final legs of my VCAP6-Deploy exam prepration and objective 7.2 revolves all around VDP. Since I have no prior experience with VDP, this is the best time for me to explore this product.
I have broken
In a vSphere environment where vDS is being used for networking connectivity, there are several options available for what should be the type of port binding that is to be used for a portgroup. Have you ever wondered which Port Binding setting is most
In this post we will discuss about what is NIOC and why we need it. We will also configure NIOC in lab.
What is Network IO Control (NIOC)?
Network I/O Control (NIOC) was first introduced with vSphere 4.1 and it
What is NIC Teaming and why you need it?
Uplinks is what provides conenctivity between a vSwitch and a physical switch. This uplinks passes all the traffic generated by virtual machines or the vmkernel adapters.
But what happens when that
In last post of this series, we learnt how to install and configure Cassandra DB for collecting metrics data from vCD. We also discussed that kairosdb is no longer needed to be installed alongwith cassandra for this purpose.
In this post we
Cassandra DB is needed for capturing and storing vCloud Director metrics data so that it can be displayed in portal to end users so that users are aware of VM resource utilization etc.
Prior to vCD v9.0, we needed kairosdb +
We all are familiar with concept of orphaned VM’s in vSphere. However orphaned VM’s in vCloud Director have slightly different meaning.
From vCD perspective, virtual machines that are referenced in the vCenter database but not in the vCloud Director database are
With vCloud Director 9.0, VMware introduced postgres as supported database for vCD. If you are planning to use postgres as DB, then you should install Postgres v 9.5 on a supported OS.
In our last Post I mentioned that I purposefully
vCD 9.0 was announced yesterday and in my last post I touch based on some of the new features that are included in this new release. In this post we will see how to install and configure vCD 9.0.
Yesterday VMware released vCloud Director 9.0 and this version of vCD brings many new things on table which customer’s were looking for some time. We will discuss about Whats new with this release. Vcloud Director 9.0 was first anoounced by VMware in
VLAN’s enable a single physical LAN segment to be further isolated so that groups of ports are isolated from one another as if they were on physically different segments. Using VLAN’s, administrator get following advantages:
- Integrates the host into a pre-existing
In physical networking space, switches are connected to one or more adjacent switch forming a web of switches which can talk to each other. This web of switches is referred as “neighbourhood of switching”.
Virtual switches (standard or vDS) are connected
During my VCAP6-Deploy exam preparation, I found this topic quiet a bit interesting and difficult as well as I have never ever laid my hands on Quality of Service type of thinks in respect of networking. Also my concepts were not very
NetFlow is a mechanism to analyze network traffic flow and volume to determine where traffic is coming from, where it is going to, and how much traffic is being generated. NetFlow-enabled routers export traffic statistics as NetFlow records which are then collected
I am currently going through VCAP 6 objective 3.2 and the very firts task in this objective is to deploy a LAG and Migrate to LACP. Although I have read about this in past and we use this in our production environment, I never
While working through VCAP6-Deploy blueprint I stumbled upon topic TCP/IP stack configuration. I have seen this many times in my lab while configuring networking stuffs and had a basic idea of what is the purpose of using custom TCP/IP stack. Suprisingly this
vSphere storage profiles were first introduced with vSphere 5, then renamed to storage
policies with the release of vSphere 5.5.
vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) is an API framework developed by VMware that enables certain storage tasks to be offloaded from Esxi hosts to the storage array and thus lessens the processing workload
There is a a very cool feature available in vSphere 6 which allows you to tag (mark) a devise as SSD/Flash device. Some time ESXi host do not recognize certain devices as