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Installing VMWARE vCenter Server Appliance 6.0

Posted by in VMware

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


ESX Server Host status shows “OK (Limited)” in System Center VMM 2012 R2

Posted by in System Center VMM

Preface Microsoft’s System Center VMM helps you manage virtual and cloud environments. It includes full support for Windows Server capabilities and also supports VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer. While Hyper-V has come a long way, and when combined with VMM, it provides great platform for virtualization and private or hybrid cloud deployments. And ofcourse, Microsoft’s Hyper-V isn’t the only hypervisor out there, so even if your organization is now fully committed to Microsoft offerings, it may still have VMware implementation for you to manage. Or you are one of those…read more