DRS Cluster

DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) It is a load balance technique and it will balance the load across the ESXi hosts. Configuration Steps: i. Automation level Manual Partial Automatic Fully Automatic (Recommended) ii. Migration Threshold *======*=====*=====*=====* Conservative                         Aggressive (Slow Migration)                    (Fast Migration) Recommended is three or more stars. iii. VM Swap File location[vmname.vswp] Same as VM…

vMotion

vMotion VMware VMotion enables the live migration of running virtual machines from one physical server to another with zero downtime, continuous service availability, and complete transaction integrity. It is transparent to users. Port : TCP port 8000. It is also known as Hot Migration/Live migration. Host Maintainence e.g.: While upgrading ESX hardware /ESX updates 2.…

Alarms

Alarms — To Monitor the ESXi hosts and VM’s. Types of Alarms: Basic Alerts Advanced Alerts Configuring Alarms: Server up/Down Services up/down Performance issues – CPU over 75%, 90%. – Memory over 75%, 90%. – Disk over 75%, 90%. – Network latency issues Minimum requirements to create an Alarm: Systems should be online Need to…

ESXi Logfiles Information

Log File Name Details /var/log/vmkernel Vmkernel Records activities related to the virtual machines and ESX host /var/log/vmkwarning Vmkernel Warnings A copy of everything marked as a warning or higher severity from vmkernel log. Easier to look through than vmkernel log /var/log/vmksummary Vmkernel Summary Used for avaialability and uptime statistics. Human-readable summary in vmksummary.txt /var/log/vmware/hostd.log Host…

Snapshots

Snapshots Pre-reserve state of VM. When a snapshot is created, it is comprised of these files: <vmname>-<number>.vmdk and <vm>-<number>-delta.vmdkA collection of .vmdk and -delta.vmdk files for each virtual disk is connected to the virtual machine at the time of the snapshot. These files can be referred to as child disks, redo logs, or delta links.…

VMware Hosted Labs

Hosted Labs  Try Hands-on Labs – Explore VMware Products in a virtual lab environment. VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform is the critical third pillar of VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture. The NSX network virtualization delivers for networking what VMware has already delivered for compute and storage. Explore NSX in a virtual hands-on lab…

Discussion on vCloud Director and Cloud Computing

Discussion on vCloud Director and Cloud Computing Cloud computing is an approach to computing that leverages the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure that is consumed as a service. List the three types of cloud deployment: Private Public Hybrid Briefly state of these cloud deployments: Private: Operated solely within an enterprise for consumption by…

vCloud Architecture

vCloud Architecture VMware vCloud® is a VMware® cloud solution built on VMware technologies and solutions to deliver cloud computing. Cloud computing is a new approach to computing that leverages the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure to provide resources consumable as a service.  A simple cloud architecture might contain a VMware® vCloud Director® server…