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Installing VMWARE vCenter Server Appliance 6.0

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As I finally got around to installing first VMware 6.0 host in my lab environment, I decided to follow-up the installation of vCenter server appliance. This would allow me to manage the hosts I install later as well as the first host I installed moments ago. Not only that, I wanted to put in the infrastructure configuration in place before installing all the other hosts so I can achieve a level of consistency across the board. Installing vCenter server right after installing the first host would allow me to do…read more

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Physical-to-Physical Server migration with Firewall Transversal

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A common tool that is used for X2P & X2V migrations is called PowerConvert from Platespin. Generally speaking the servers that are being migrated are put on the same internal network segment and therefore relatively easy to migrate. However, I wanted to examine how the process works if that is not the case and one or more of the elements are segregated by a firewall. There are three elements involved in the migration process: Source Server Destination Server Platespin Powerconvert Server The communication between these elements is over the following…read more

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VMware Reference Card

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I am currently preparing to take the VMware Certified Professional certification exam. While exploring online, I came across this great reference card. It can be a great reference for anyone administering VMware or preparing for the exam. Check it out! http://www.vmreference.com/vi3-card/

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