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vCenter Administration and Configuration

Hybrid environment leveraging SSO Multi-Master Replication between vCenter Server for Windows & VCSA (virtuallyGhetto)

In vSphere 5.5, the SSO (Single-Sign On) component has been completely re-designed to help simplify the management of your SSO Server(s). A built-in automatic multi-master replication architecture is now used to ensure that all SSO instances are always ke ...
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How do I find my SSO Server 5.5 Site name?

During an SSO (Single-Sign On) Server 5.5 installation, you may have noticed a new input parameter called Site Name that you must now specify. This new Site name is meant to help users identify a specific SSO Server when more than one exists in an environ ...
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Part 2 - Architecting vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) – A Scoop from my vForum Prezo (vXpress)

This article is the second part of the series of articles on - "Architecting vSphere Environments - Everything you wanted to know!"   Although, each part of this series can be used as an individual tool to learn about architecting different compone ...
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Determining the ownership of VMware vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 components within vCenter Single Sign-On (2046600)

This article provides information on determining which Solution User/Application User belongs to a VMware vCenter Server 5.1 or 5.5 instance (or multiple instances).

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Rename ESXi Hosts in vCenter (Without Losing Historical Data)

Changing the display name of an ESXi host in vCenter is typically done by removing and then adding the host back into the vCenter inventory.  While this doesn't impact running virtual machines, the ESXi host's task, event and performance history is l ...
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Viewing the services registered with Single Sign-On (2043509)

This article provides steps to view the list of services registered with vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO).

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Migrating an ESXi Host running vCenter to a Distributed vSwitch - YouTube 7:32

This video walks through the four steps necessary to migrate a host running the vCenter virtual machine from a standard to distributed vSwitch.

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Release: VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Director 5.5

vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for vCloud Director 5.5 allows access to vCloud Director’s functionalities and API to be used in vCenter Orchestrator, VMware’s workflow automation platform.

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PowerShell script: vCenter 5.5 SSL Certificate and SQL Toolkit Updated

Fresh off the press is an updated version of my vCenter 5.5 SSL certificate Toolkit script. Last year when I did my popular vCenter 5.1 install series the posts contain a series of scripts and CLI commands to replace the SSL certificates. While that ...
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VMware vCenter Web Client Plug-in for OpenStack - YouTube 3:41

The Havana version of the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance includes the new vCenter Server Plug-in for OpenStack frameworks. The plug-in provides vSphere administrators the ability identify OpenStack instances and some of their respective properties fr ...
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vCenter Web Client Plug-in for OpenStack

Last week right before the start of the OpenStack Summit the Team OpenStack at VMware released a new version of the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) based on the stable Havana release to the VMware and OpenStack communities. The new version of ...
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VSVC4830 - vCenter Deep Dive VMworld Session 59:37

The popular vCenter deep divers are back this time armed with all the questions customers have asked us since the release of vCenter 5.1. We will talk about everything you need about vCenter and its components. Upgrading to vSphere 5.x can be a challengin ...
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Re-pointing and re-registering VMware vCenter Server 5.1 / 5.5 and components (2033620)

Note: This article is specific to VMware vCenter Server 5.1 and 5.5.After certain changes to your VMware vSphere deployment topography, you might need to re-point or re-register vCenter Server components with the vCenter Inventory Service or vCenter Singl ...
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Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for vCenter Single Sign-On in vSphere 5.5 (2058519)

Note: This article applies specifically to vSphere 5.5. If you are using vSphere 5.1, see Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for vCenter Server Single Sign-On in vCenter Server 5.1 (2035011). If you are using vSphere 5.0, see Imple ...
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Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for the vSphere Web Client and Log Browser in vCenter Server 5.5 (2061975)

Note: This article is specifically for vSphere 5.5.  If you are using vSphere 5.1, see Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for the vSphere Web Client and Log Browser in vCenter Server 5.1 (2035010). If you are using vSphere 5.0, see Implement ...
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Displaying the size of all tables on MS SQL server (1030182)

This article provides a script that can be used to determine the size of all tables.   

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Moving a vCenter Server Oracle database to another host server (2033151)

This article provides steps to migrate a vCenter Server Oracle database from one host to another.

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Adding Veeam v7 vCenter Plugin

As I have been testing out vSphere 5.5 and Veeam v7 the past week or so. I wanted to go ahead and check out the new vCenter webui plugin for Veeam v7 so I figured I would throw this together for others in case you are looking for this info. Overall this p ...
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VTGURU VMware vSphere 5.5 ESXi Dump Collector Configuring using ESXCLI - YouTube 6:17

VTGURU VMware vSphere 5.5 ESXi Dump Collector Configuring using ESXCLI

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