Creating an IP Pool for vFabric Hyperic Server

While deploying vFabric hyperic server one needs to specify IP addresses for both Hyperic server and also Hyperic database. These IP’s need to be reserved for hyperic. It will also throw a warning during deployment as shown below. Most of us forget to do what is mentioned here and end up with an error which says: Power On virtual machine vFabric_Hyperic_Server Cannot initialize property ‘vami.netmask0.vFabric_Hyperic_Server’. Network ‘VM Network’ has no associated network protocol profile So lets see what all steps are involved in the process of

License has expired on xx/xx/xxxx error on vCAC 5.1 Self-Service Portal

I was upgrading vCAC license yesterday and came across this weird issue. I was using a vCAC Evaluation key and it expired. So i got hold of another license which was valid for a couple more days. Now i went to the documentation page(installation guide in particular) to see the steps for updating the license for vCAC 5.1. The steps that have to be followed are: 1. Copy the new license file to the location of the existing license, with the

vSphere 5.5 : Upgrade vCSA from 5.1 to 5.5

In my last two posts i wrote about upgrading ESXi and vCD from 5.1 to 5.5. In this post we will look at vCSA upgrade. Download the vCSA from VMware download page : Deploy the Virtual Center Server Appliance 5.5 OVF/OVA on your supported ESXi like you did with your vCSA 5.1. After deploying the open your web browser and point it to https://<vCSA-ip>:5480. default username is root and password is vmware. After logging in accept the EULA. Choose the

vSphere 5.5 : Upgrading vCloud Director 5.1 to 5.5

In my last post i spoke about upgrading ESXi from 5.1 to 5.5. In this blog post i will be talking about upgrading vCloud Director from 5.1 to 5.5. I will jump in directly to the installation assuming that the vCD 5.5 bin file has been downloaded and uploaded into the vCD cell that is being upgraded. Take a SSH session to the vCD cell using Putty. Before you start installing the vCD you will have to put the cell