Vembu BDR Suite : Installation and configuration

Vembu BDR suite is a backup and disaster recovery solution. In my previous post I have covered, in detail, all the product offerings from Vembu has. In this blog post I will be covering the step-by-step procedure of installation and configuration of Vembu BDR suite. Vembu provides a free version of the BDR suite for customers who are just starting with their backup and DR strategy. They also have products that cater to enterprise customers which can be licensed on

Moving from windows vCenter to vCSA 6.5 using the migration-assistant

Since the introduction of vCenter Server appliance (vCSA), there has always been a debate on which one is better (Windows based deployment or vCSA) and what one’s advantages over the other is. Folks at VMware have spent lot of their time and effort on making vCSA better and are committed to making sure all the features are available with vCSA in order to relieve the customers of the dilemma of choosing between the two. This is very evident with every

Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 – Part 3

This is the third blog post in the Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 series. The first post can be found here. The second is here. In this bog post we will take a look at replacing the certificates on the External Platform Services Controller (PSC) server. Before we get into the details, let us make sure the external PSC is installed on a windows server. Select the vCenter for Windows option and install the external PSC. Since this is

Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 – Part 2

This is the second blog post in the Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 series. The first post can be found here. In this blog post we take a look at how to obtain a CA certificate from the CA authority. Now that we have a CA up and running and the certificate template create for vSphere 6, we can go ahead and download the CA root certificate which we will be using to generate the signing request for vSphere