Refresh/Regenerate/Replace Esxi 6.0 SSL Certificates

To improve security in your virtualized environment, it is advisable to use the signed certificates because  ‘self-signed’ certificate will not be trusted by default in it’s communications with other systems. There are various ways to deploy signed certificates on your Esxi hosts

Backup and Restore vDS Configurations

You can export vSphere distributed switch and distributed port group configurations to a file. The file preserves valid network configurations, enabling distribution of these configurations to other deployments.

This functionality is available only with the vSphere Web Client 5.1 or

Isolating vSphere Replication Traffic

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

Distributed Switch Port Group Bindings

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

Network IO Control in vSphere 6

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

Find vCloud Director Orphaned VM’s

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

vCloud Director 9.0 Released

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 tagging and PVLAN’s in vSphere 6

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