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vSphere 5.5 : Upgrading ESXi 5.1 to 5.5

VMware recently released vSphere 5.5. In this blog post I will explain the steps in upgrading ESXi 5.1 to ESXi 5.5. Before we start off its understood that the hosts has been prepared for upgrading by powering off/migrating the VM’s onto

Get authorized by VMware before registering for a certification

All these years there were no strict rules that you have to finish authorized training and then get a VCP certification. You could go ahead and take up the certification and then finish the authorized training after which your certification would

Hyperic agent installation on a windows machine

In this blog post we will see how to download and install Hyperic agent on a windows machine. Download the hyperic agent from the link  Run the installer     Click Next Enter the information of the hyperic server host Leave

Manually deleting vCloud director network objects from MS-SQL database

I ran into some issues in my lab while trying to delete the entities like Org vDC, Edge gateways and Org Networks on vCloud Director(happens with all the versions) . I couldn’t delete the Org vDC as it was dependent on

Clustering using sharing of VMDK’s between virtual machines

 This blog post explains how to share a VMDK between two virtual machines so they can be clustered or any application that needs two machines to share their disks.     Assume there are two VMs that participate in the clustering