vSphere HA (VMware HA)

vSphere HA (VMware HA) VMware vSphere HA (High Availability) is a utility included in VMware's vSphere software that can restart failed virtual machines (VMs) on alternative host servers to reduce application downtime. VSphere HA enables a server administrator to pool physical servers on the same network into a logical group called a high availability cluster. During a server failure, such a...
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Creating Global Roles With PowerCLI in vCenter 6

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Creating Global Roles With PowerCLI in vCenter 6 While middle in the migration from a vCenter 5.1 environment to a vCenter 6.x environment I wanted to use the Global Roles so I don’t have to set them per vCenter anymore. So how do I create those global roles? Well the important thing is to connect to your vCenter (Connect-VIServer) using the administrator@vsphere.local user (or your SSO u...
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VMware Fault Tolerance (FT)

VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) Awesome!  So you’ve got your brand new shiny VMware cluster all setup with HA and think, “Man, I’m in great shape now.  Downtime is a thing of the past!”. Well, not so fast!  VMware High Availability just means that if a physical host fails, the virtual machines can reboot on another host which LIMITS your downtime.  What if your machines are so critical tha...
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How To Configure Fault Tolerance in vSphere 6

How To Configure Fault Tolerance in vSphere 6 Make sure to follow the Requirements Here We will be showing off 4 vCPU Fault Tolerance. Login to vSphere vCenter 6 Web Server. Click on Hosts and Clusters. Select your first host. Click on Manage Click on Networking Click on Add Host Networking This pop’s up. Select Physical Network Adapter, and Click Next. Select ...
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How to Install VMWare Tools on Mac OS X

How to Install VMWare Tools on Mac OS X How to Install VMWare Tools on Mac OS X: Hi My Friend. If you want enable 128 vram on your Virtual machine, You should install VMware Tool. VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine Graphics are set to accelerated with a max of 128MB ...
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How to Install VMware Tools on Fedora 14

How to Install VMware Tools on Fedora 14 After publishing a post with VirtualBox, I wanted to install latest Linux OS on VMware workstation or player. Installation is very easy and simple. You can refer earlier post. The problem is VMware tools installation.  Latest VMware products support only up to Fedora 13. This post shows how to install VMware tools on Fedora 14 to get better performance and...
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How To Install VMware Tools on Fedora 20 Running on ESXi Host

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How To Install VMware Tools on Fedora 20 Running on ESXi Host Today I would like to share with you how to install VMware Tools on a freshly installed Fedora 20 running on a free version of ESXi host. I choose basic (minimal) istallation for this Fedora 20 running on ESXi host. First, install the required package below: – # yum -y install net-tools perl tar Then, we must ensure everything a...
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Installing and upgrading VMware Tools on Windows VMs

Installing and upgrading VMware Tools on Windows VMs Overview VMware Tools provides many drivers specific to running your VM operating system. Among others, VMware Tools provides the video driver that allows you to control your VM mouse cursor and the networking drivers required for VM network connectivity. If you are having issues with the mouse cursor or connecting to the VM, make sure you ...
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How to install VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.5

How to install VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.5 If you don’t already know, VMware Update Manager (aka, VUM) is a tool which allows you to easily automate patching and upgrading VMware hosts as well as virtual machine hardware and VMware tools. It’s a wonderful tool and makes upgrading and patching so much easier and allows you to quickly see how compliant/up-to-date your environment is with th...
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How to Configure VMware High Availability (VMHA)

How to Configure VMware High Availability (VMHA) I am not biased to one virtualization solution or another but I know a great product and amazing features when I see them. VMware ESX Server and the VMware Infrastructure suite has a lot of amazing features that really “set the bar” for other virtualization products. One of those features is VMware’s High Availability feature – dubbed VMHA. When...
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