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Log Insight – How to upgrade Log Insight

The following guide will show you how to upgrade Log Insight. It is recommended to have a full backup for Log Insight and create a snapshot before upgrading. Log into http://vmware.com and download the Log Insight Upgrade Package Once downloaded login to your Log Insight…


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Log Insight 3.6 – How to configure a 3-node cluster with integrated load balancer

The following guide will show you how to configure a Log Insight cluster with Log Insight’s integrated Load Balancer. Some of the benefits of a Log Insight cluster using the internal load balancer includes the following: Ingestion HA – where you could lose any node…


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vROPS 6 – How to upgrade vRealize Operation Manager Appliance

The following guide will show you how to properly upgrade vROPS. If you have a multi-node environment just upgrade the master node and it will automatically upgrade the Master replica, Data Node, etc.   Before we begin it is best to first take a snapshot…


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vROPS 6 – How to properly shutdown a vROPS Cluster

With vROPS 6.2, we can now build a vROPS cluster node up to 16 nodes which can handle up to 120,000 objects and 300 million metrics. The following guide will show you how to properly reboot your vROPS node whether or not you have one…


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How to Install, configure, and use vCenter Infrastructure Navigator

vCenter Infrastructure Navigator is a must have tool for any vSphere environment. Lot of my customers don’t even know much about the tool until I show them a demo and they immediately want it. Since vSphere already manages all your virtual servers, it just makes…


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vROPS 6 – How to enable IT Compliance with vROPS

vROPs has a built-in compliance checker for ESXi Host and Virtual Machines. This is important for environments that want to automate the process of checking how secure their current environment is according to vSphere Hardening Best Practices. Hardening Guides are an industry recognized method of…


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vROPS 6 – How to hide all default dashboards from all Users and Groups

By default all users that login to vROPS for the first time see the default dashboards (Recommendations, Self-Health, Diagnose, and Workload Utilization). This can become quite annoying as not all groups of users need to see these dashboards as this may raise up more questions…


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vCenter Stretch Metro Cluster Configuration Part 2 – Configuring Host, Groups, and Storage DRS for VMSC

Configure the Host for a Stretch Cluster With the release of vSphere 5.5, an advanced setting called Disk.AutoremoveOnPDL was introduced. It is implemented by default. This functionality enables vSphere to remove devices that are marked as PDL and helps prevent reaching, for example, the 256-device…


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vCenter Stretch Metro Cluster Configuration Part 1 – Configuring the Cluster for vMSC

VMware vSphere® Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) is a specific configuration within the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL). These configurations are commonly referred to as stretched storage clusters or metro storage clusters and are implemented in environments where disaster and downtime avoidance is a key requirement….


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vRealize Automation 7 Installation Guide

The Following guide will show you how to install vRealize Automation 7 in minimal deployment mode. The guide also walks you through how to configure SQL Server and other prerequisites. Prerequisites This section presents detailed prerequisites required prior to the installation of all components of…