Monitoring is one of the most important aspects of an IT environment. This post focuses on integrating Paessler’s PRTG Network Monitor with VMware vSphere 6.5.
While new versions of vSphere are being released and deployment methods have been changed, it’s currently not so straight forward to deploy a vSphere lab inside Fusion and Workstation. This due to the fact that there is no OVF-based vCenter Server Appliance install available anymore (as of vSphere 6) and there is some manual fiddling required to make this work. This article will describe the steps you need to take for deployment.
Starting with vSphere 6, components for license, certificate management and SSO are being handled by the PSC (Platform Services Controller). This new part of a vSphere installation can be configured to be highly available.
I came across an issue where a fresh installation of vCenter Server 6.0 using an external high availability deployment of PSC would fail with a certificate or invalid credentials error. This article describes the issue and how it was solved.
A while ago I was asked to aid in some performance issues in a customers’ vSphere environment. This article is all about troubleshooting your own environment using esxtop in combination with a tool called PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs) which can generate a report including alerts and graphs.
I have some exciting news! I will be presenting at the Dutch VMware User Group event on the 19th of March about building a Hybrid Cloud using products from the VMware vCloud Suite.