vSphere ESXI 6.0 Installation and Configuration

ESXi has come a long way over the last few years in terms of features and functionality, but one of the other things VMware has done has been to dramatically simplify the hypervisor installer. ESXi v6 is by far the easiest version i’ve ever installed. Here are the steps: Continue reading “vSphere ESXI 6.0 Installation and Configuration”

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Deploying Log Insight 3.0

Log Insight is VMware’s log management and analytics product. It can collect unstructured log data from many different sources from VMware products, to Cisco and EMC. What’s more it works hand in hand with vRealize Operations to combine symptoms from vROPS and LogInsight and deliver effective monitoring. The server itself is a virtual appliance and is dead easy to install. Here’s how. Continue reading “Deploying Log Insight 3.0”

Deploying vRealize Operations Manager 6.1

vRealize Operations Manager or vROPS as it’s commonly known is part of VMware’s cloud management suite of products. This is an operations monitoring tool which can also do capacity planning and much more. One of the things i love about vROPS is how simple it is to use and the value it can give you using out of the box functionality. Deploying it is very easy too, and here’s how.

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App Volumes 2.10 with SQL high availability

If like me you’ve already read the VMware App Volumes documentation, you’ll have noticed that whilst it’s clear and easy to follow, it only shows you how to configure App Volume manager resiliency with multiple managers talking to the same SQL server. So I thought i’d take some time to explain how to make SQL resilient too. Continue reading “App Volumes 2.10 with SQL high availability”