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

VM Disaster Recovery using NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6.1

Disaster recovery (DR) is a process of protecting the workloads running on the primary site to another site known as the disaster recovery site. This keeps the application workloads up and running in case of a natural or any other kind of disaster that may occur. Disaster recovery is like insurance for the data center, it doesn’t hurt to spend some amount of the IT budget to make sure the end customers have continuity in the service that is provided to

Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 – Part 4

In the previous blog post we saw how to replace the SSL certificate for the PSC component of the vCenter server. So this brings us to the final blog post of the series. In this blog post we will look at the steps to replace the certificate for the vCenter server service. If you have worked with the replacing the SSL certificates for version 5.x, this would be a cakewalk. The fact that certificate request generation and processing is automated and

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