Install VMware tools on Centos 7

I was standing up some Centos 7 boxes in VMware vSphere. And I figured I would blog on the steps to install VMware Tools.   The below Steps are taken from http://partnerweb.vmware.com/GOSIG/CentOS_7.html    “CentOS 7 documentation covers information on how to install the operating system in a virtual machine. For additional information about the operating system,…

VMware vSphere 6.0 is now available

Looks like VMware has made the 6.0 version of their vSphere and related product lines available today.  Here are the links to download.  Note:  These links require a My VMware account that is licensed for these products. VMware vCloud Suite 6.0 (You can get ESXi 6.0, vCenter Server 6.0, vSphere Replication 6.0, vSphere Data Protection 6.0, vCenter…

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0

The following Blog post is about VMware VSAN or Virtual San. http://www.vmware.com/products/virtual-san   The following post was made with pre GA , Beta content. All performance numbers are subject to final benchmarking results. Please refer to guidance published at GA All Content and media is from VMWare, as part of the blogger program. Please also read vSphere…

vSphere 6.0 Fault Tolerance – New Features

Today Announces the next major release of VMware’s Fault Tolerance Product.  Note. These facts are pre release, thus I will update any changes if necessary, All Facts are direct From VMware. New features Enhanced virtual disk format support Ability to hot configure FT Greatly increased FT host compatibility 4vCPU per VM. Up to 4 VM’s per Host. ( 10GB required.)…

vCenter Server 6.0 New Features

Today Announces the release of VMware’s vCenter largest release in VMware History. Note. These facts are pre release, thus I will update any changes if necessary, All Facts are direct From VMware. vCenter Server Features – Enhanced Capabilities Metric Windows Appliance Hosts per VC 1,000 1,000 Powered-On VMs per VC 10,000 10,000 Hosts per Cluster 64 64 VMs per Cluster…

vSphere 6 Configuration of Fault Tolerance

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 new…

In my hunt for a way to optimize my new server 2012 build’s I ran across this blog post. In the below post , she talks about using powershell to build a template for VMware ESXi / vSphere. Below are some useful commands. Windows Server 2012: VM template tuning using PowerShell      http://johansenreidar.blogspot.com/2013/06/windows-server-2012-vm-template-tuning.html “…