vCenter 6.7 Server Appliance – Install Guide

I thought I would take it back to basics for this next post. Getting vCenter installed is a must do job for most IT Admins out there so below is a an install guide for the vCenter 6.7 Appliance. This will also help us build a foundation for some future Continue Reading

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Veeam Enterprise Manager 9.5 Update 4 – How to modify the default theme

In a previous post I walked you through how to modify the default theme of Enterprise Manager 9.5 Update 3. Recently I upgraded to Enterprise Manager 9.5 Update 4 and the portal itself looks a whole lot better. The only downside is that it set all of my theme changes Continue Reading

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Veeam Cloud Connect – Connecting to a Service Provider

Veeam Cloud Connect is a great way to extend your Company backups to a secondary site hosted by your local Service Provider. You can even do away with rotating tapes and configure backup copy jobs to a Cloud Connect Repository instead. There is no need for a VPN or to Continue Reading

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Migrating your vCloud Director 9.5 SQL Database to PostgreSQL

Before you start the migration its a good idea to snapshot the vCloud Director cells and manually backup the SQL database. Next you need to stop the vCloud Director services. You do this by connecting to each cell via SSH and running the following command. Service vmware-vcd stop Next we Continue Reading

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PostgreSQL Deployment for use with vCloud Director

A quick guide on how to install PostgreSQL 10 on Centos 7. vCloud Director 9.5 officially supports PostgreSQL 10 and I thought I would setup a new database server to migrate my existing vCloud SQL database over too. VMware recommends the database server is built with 16 GB of memory, Continue Reading

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Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade – Part 3

Now that the UCS Manager Infrastructure Components are complete we need to move over to the HX Data Platform. The next step is to go through the manual bootstrap upgrade process. The following steps will upgrade the HX Data Platform and the Data Platform plug-in. Open WinSCP and connect to Continue Reading

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Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade – Part 2

Upgrading the Hyperflex Cluster We have now completed the first step which was to upload the UCSM Infrastructure A-bundle, Blade B-bundle and Rack C-bundle for version 4.0(1a) to the Fabric Interconnects. Next step is to check the vMotion between hosts to ensure when you start to failover you won’t have Continue Reading

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Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade – Part 1

Working in the integrations and service provider space has provided exposure to a wide variety of platforms. Over the past few years we have seen the shift from clients running traditional 3-tier architecture to more adopting a hyper-converged platform. I have worked with a few different hyper-converged platforms but I Continue Reading

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Renaming Nodes in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7

Login to vRealize Operations Manager via the admin interface https://vROPS-Server/admin Under System Status select the node and click the Take Offline button The following prompt will appear, enter your reason and click Ok The status will then change to Offline Login to the vRealize Operations Manager as the root user Continue Reading

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How to Reset the Root Password in vRealize Operations Manager 7

The following process will help you reset the vRealize Operations Manager 7 root password. If you have locked the account out attempting to use what you thought was the password the steps below will also work as the account is unlocked after a reboot. Open a console session from your Continue Reading

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