Patching ESXi hosts using Update Manager

Patching ESXi hosts using Update Manager Overview This procedure describes the process for patching ESXi5.0 and 5.1 hosts in a cluster environment using Vcenter and Update Manager. Note that this procedure is not intended to be used as reference for upgrading ESXi versions using Update Manager Prerequisites -Vcenter must be installed and properly configured -Update…

Power OFF unresponsive VM

Power OFF unresponsive VM When we are unable to perform any task on VM or hung issues then we need to follow the below process.. Connect to ESXi host via SSH by using putty run ESXTOP press “c” to open the CPU view shift + V to display VMs only. press “f” to add/remove fields(to change…

Procedure for Backup and restoring ESXi configuration

Procedure for Backup and restoring ESXi configuration Backing up and restoring ESXi configuration using the vSphere Command-Line Interface and vSphere PowerCLI Backing up ESXi host configuration data: Download the vCLI: The installer will install the tools and also the ActivePerl sdk – the download link is currently here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VSP510-VCLI-510&productId=285 Using the vSphere CLI To back…

vCops 5.7 to 5.8 upgrade process

vCops 5.7 to 5.8 upgrade process The procedure consists of two step: Upgrade vCenter Operations Manager vApp; Upgrade the OS to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 to SPx. Download the upgrade media file from my.VMware.com: PAK file to upgrade vCOPs vAPP from 5.0.x, 5.6, 5.7 or 5.8 Name: VMware-vcops-5.8.4-2199700.pak Release Date: 2014-10-28 Build Number: 2199700 PAK file…

Interview Questions on vmware

Interview Questions on vmware What are the VMware certifications? VMware Certified Professional 5 – Infrastructure as a Service (VCP5-IaaS) VMware Certified Professional (VCP) VMware Certified Advanced Professional on vsphere 4 (VCAP4) VMware Certified Advanced Professional on vsphere 5(VCAP5) VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) VMware Certified Associate (VCA4-DT) VMware Certified Professional (VCP4-DT) VMware Certified Professional (VCP5-DT)…

Vmware P2V Conversion

Vmware P2V Conversion Log onto Physical Server, shutdown any application services such as WWW, SQL etc. Log into VCenter Server (Server_Name) From the Plugins menu, select Manage Plugins, click on the Installed Tab, Verify VMware Converter is enabled. Right click on either of the ESX server and choose Import Machine. Click Next. Choose Physical Computer…

HA Cluster

HA(High Availability) Cluster It allows to virtual center automatically migrate and restart the VM’s to another ESXi hosts when an host fails. Configuration steps: Host Failures  – 1 [Default]                                  – 4 [Max.] VM Restart Priority – Medium [Default] Isolation Response – Power off [Default] Admission Control: Doesn’t allow to poweron the VM’s if they…

vSphere Distributed Switch

vSphere Distributed Switch A vSphere Distributed Switch acts as a single virtual switch across all associated hosts. This allows virtual machines to maintain consistent network configuration as they migrate across hosts. Like a virtual switch, a distributed virtual switch is a network hub for virtual machines. A vSphere Distributed Switch can route traffic internally between…

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.…