vCenter Support Assistant 5.5 Released

vCenter Support assistant 5.5 was realeased by VMware Yesterday 29th January, 2014. This support assistant is one of those should have tools in VMware environments. It accelerates the support process and also provides proactive alerting about the things that might go wrong with your environment. Its is a free vSphere Web Client plug-in that can collect support bundles on а regular basis, analyzing your environment and sending you alerts and recommended fixes for potentially emerging problems. Imagine how easier it

Integrating Cisco UCS Manager with VMware vCenter

Have Cisco UCS Servers? Use Different management tools(UCS manager for cisco and vCenter for VMware) to manage the blades and your virtual environment? What if i say you can manage all your virtual and physical servers in a single management pane? In your vCenter? Yes, Cisco UCS-vCenter integration plugin is the solution. It brings capabilities of UCS Manager into vCenter and you can use your vCenter to manage all your Cisco Blades. This Plug-in works only with vSphere 5.1 and

vSphere 5.5 Basics : Installing ESXi 5.5

In this blog post we will take a look at the steps involved in installing ESXi 5.5. Before we start off with the actual steps, Mount the ESXi 5.5 ISO image onto the server and reboot it so the installer kicks in Now the Installer will be loaded. choose the ESXi 5.5 Standard installer and start installing ESXi 5.5. Once the ESXi Installer is chosen, the Installer loads all the required kernel modules. Wait for all the modules and packages

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