• As an IT administrator and consultant, you must be prepared for changes in your IT environment. Acquisitions, migrations to another company, changing naming conventions, or renaming a whole system to match the new environment are daily facts. A VMware vSphere Single Sign-On (SSO) domain used for authentications can be changed and repointed to another domain.

  • A VMware content library is a built-in function in VMware vSphere that enables you to publish a native VM template (VMTX file) to subscriber libraries in vCenter. This allows you to sync the content of libraries that are geographically remote from one another.

  • Today we'll talk about VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX). This is the next level of workload mobility supporting not only moving VMware virtual machines (VMs) but also Hyper-V and kernel-based VM (KVM) workloads between clouds. You can move these workloads to the cloud datacenter running VMware vSphere.

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a new joint solution from Amazon and VMware. In this article, you'll learn how to install and run Amazon RDS on your on-premises VMware vSphere datacenter.

  • Many IT  personnel need to upgrade their VMware vSphere installations from 6.0 or 6.5. At the same time, they also migrate their vCenter Server on Windows to VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), which is a Photon OS Linux-based appliance maintained by VMware.

  • In this post, we'll provide some insights about Azure Storage Explorer, a small tool that enables you to connect to your Azure storage account. Benefits of using Azure Storage Explorer include the ability to connect to multiple storage accounts, that it has a user-friendly UI, and that it gives you quick access to your data and management of the objects within your storage. You can also manage Azure Cosmos DB or Azure Data Lake.

  • Skyline Health discovers environmental issues and recommends solutions before the actual problems happens. Skyline is a proactive VMware support solution that is available to all customers who have subscribed to Basic, Production, or Premier Support.

  • VMware has released a new version of their flagship monitoring and remediation product for vSphere: vRealize Operations (vROps) 8.0. It has a much simpler deployment model where you only need to deploy a single virtual machine (VM) to provide all the functionality. For large-scale environments, you can deploy several nodes and use built-in clustered features.

  • Totally agree. Sometimes you just have an AD which is not working as it should. The upgrade process depends on that! Make sure to verify all possible logs and find out what's wrong before the upgrade. It saves tons of time.

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  • Hi Leos, thanks for pointing this out. True, the schema has to be updated before the promotion of the WS 2019.

  • As you might have noticed, Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows Server) will reach its end of support on January 14th, 2020. This means no additional security patches will be issued after that date. If you haven't done so already, you should upgrade your systems to a newer OS. In this post, I'll outline a checklist of an Active Directory 2008 R2 upgrade to 2019, for small AD environments.

  • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), which is the heart of the VMware on AWS deal. In this post, we'll have a look at some of its details and what its advantages and disadvantages are for the datacenter admin.

  • If you are tasked with upgrading the VMware vSphere infrastructure, you might be interested in the vSphere Assessment Tool (vSAT). The tool enables you to streamline the entire upgrade process and helps to determine which host(s) might not be compatible with your vSphere version. If you have older hardware, it might be supported up to a certain version of vSphere, but not higher. This tool will help to detect incompatible hardware such as NICs, storage controllers, etc.

  • Good question, simply download an eval from Microsoft, and then apply the license number you've got when you bought the product.

  • VMware AppDefense is enterprise application protection based on the monitoring of applications and their processes. AppDefense uses the ESXi Hypervisor for monitoring guest VM application behavior.

  • VMware vMotion allows live migrating of virtual machines (VMs) from one host to another without downtime. It was a revolutionary technology back in its day. This post gives tips on how to improve the speed of VMware vMotion.

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