Introducing Atlantis HyperScale

What is it? A hyper-converged appliance running pre-installed USX software on either XenServer or VMware vSphere and on the hardware of your choice – Lenovo, HP, SuperMicro and Cisco. How is it installed? HyperScale comes pre-installed by Atlantis Channel Partners. HyperScale runs exactly the same software as USX, however HyperScale is installed automatically from USBContinue reading “Introducing Atlantis HyperScale”

Creating (a better) vSphere 5 ESXi embedded USB Stick (HP)

In a previous post I blogged about creating a vanilla vSphere 5 ESXi USB drive using the VMware .iso file from VMware. This post shows how to create one using the HP version of vSphere ESXi (5.0_Oct_2011_ESXi_HD-USB-SDImgeInstlr_Z7550-00253.iso). Note: (You can use any vendor customized vSphere ESXi .iso file: VMware, Dell and IBM). The HP version comesContinue reading “Creating (a better) vSphere 5 ESXi embedded USB Stick (HP)”

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”

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”

Creating vSphere 5 ESXi embedded USB Stick

A very quick post on how to create an image that contains vSphere 5 ESXi Embedded with which you can use to quickly create USB sticks that have the ESXi hypervisor installed.  This is not the same as creating a bootable USB key that contains the installation files to install ESXi from the USB stick.Continue reading “Creating vSphere 5 ESXi embedded USB Stick”