Configure NFS Storage on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance

This post highlights some best practices on the management of the vCSA log and core files. VMware recommends that these files are stored on an NFS share external to the vCSA due to the possibility of the default log and core locations filling up. When this happens, vCenter services will be impacted. For more informationContinue reading “Configure NFS Storage on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance”

Adding sysprep packages to the VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance

The VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) is a Linux version of the vCenter Server, this post discusses the placement of the System Preparation tools (sysprep) packages within the vCSA and how to make the contents of the DEPLOY.CAB file available. Once configured, it is possible to use Guest Operating System Customizations with the vCSA. MyContinue reading “Adding sysprep packages to the VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance”

Configuring vCenter Server Virtual Appliance to use an Oracle database

In previous posts I blogged about what the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) is, its features and benefits, feature parity with the Windows vCenter Server and also how to quickly deploy the vCSA. For more information about the vCSA, please see the resources listed here https://vmwire.com/vmware-vcenter-server-virtual-appliance-vcsa/. This post extends the series with how to configure an externalContinue reading “Configuring vCenter Server Virtual Appliance to use an Oracle database”

VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) Feature Parity

In a previous article I wrote about the vCSA’s features and benefits.  This post lists the interoperability or feature parity of the vCSA and the Windows vCenter Server.  For more information about the vCSA, please see the resources listed here https://vmwire.com/vmware-vcenter-server-virtual-appliance-vcsa/. A few readers have asked what works with the vCSA and what does not. The vCSA supportsContinue reading “VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) Feature Parity”

VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) features and benefits

The VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) provides an alternative option for organizations that chose not to run the Windows vCenter Server but still require centralised management of VMware vSphere deployments in the enterprise. It provides exactly the same functionality as the traditional Windows vCenter Server but packaged in a Linux distribution. I know thatContinue reading “VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) features and benefits”

vSphere 5 vCenter Server Virtual Appliance Quick-Start Guide

The vCenter Server Linux Virtual Appliance (vCSA) is a preconfigured Linux-based virtual machine that is optimized for running vCenter Server and associated services. This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to deploy the vCSA, configure networking, authentication, database and vCenter services.  For further information regarding the vCSA please refer to this post and this post.Continue reading “vSphere 5 vCenter Server Virtual Appliance Quick-Start Guide”