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Configuring NIC Teaming in ESXi 6.5 upd 1.
Posted by Veniamin Kireev on March 21, 2018
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A NIC team can share a load of traffic between physical and virtual networks among some or all of its members, as well as provide passive failover in the event of a hardware failure or network outage.

To utilize NIC teaming, two or more network adapters must be uplinked to a virtual switch. The main advantages of NIC teaming are:

  • Increased network capacity for the virtual switch hosting the team.
  • Passive failover in the event one of the adapters in the team goes down.

WEB GUI ESXi - Virtual switches

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VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 – vSwitch Error
Posted by Veniamin Kireev on March 6, 2018
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On my work, I needed to install ESXi on our Server HP Proliant DL360 G6 server. Going to configure the network, I needed to add adapters to vSwitch but something went wrong and I got the error says to me – “You do not have free adapters to add to vSwitch”.

There are no free physical adapters to attach to this virtual switch - Error

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What is the difference between VMware ESXi, vCenter vSphere?
Posted by Vladimir Yamkovoy on February 26, 2018
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When in the distant 2001 the VMware ESXi hypervisor appeared on the market, a virtual revolution started that began the end of the era of personal computers with the programs installed on them. This event opened a new era in the development of computers and software – client-server technologies and cloud computing technologies.

VMware - ESXi - vCenter - vSphere

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Building a Cluster based on VMware (part III)
Posted by Veniamin Kireev on February 19, 2018
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This is the third and the last article in the series related to How to build a Cluster based on VMware. In the first article, we saw Cluster Technologies types and understand how to install VMware ESXi, in the second article we look at how to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5., and now we will look at how to configure VMware HA Cluster.

Scheme of VMware vSphere Cluster

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Building a Cluster based on VMware (part II)
Posted by Veniamin Kireev on February 6, 2018
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In the previous article “Building a Cluster based on VMware (part I) we saw Cluster Technologies types and understand how to install VMware ESXi. To create a cluster of ESXi hosts, we need to install vCentre. In this part, we’ll look at how to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5

Scheme of VMware vSphere Cluster

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Building a Cluster based on VMware (part I)
Posted by Veniamin Kireev on January 29, 2018
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To build a cluster, VMware uses from 2x to 32x ESXi servers that are managed using vCenter. To build a cluster, you also need a shared store. It can be implemented with VMware vSAN or with storage support providing access via Fiber Channel, iSCSI or NFS. The storage stores the virtual machine files that are available to all the cluster hosts at the same time. It is due to the overall storage and independence of the virtual machine from the physical platform that rapid migration/recovery of virtual machines is achieved.

Scheme of VMware vSphere Cluster

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Azure with New Apps Features: Adaptive Applications Controls and App Service Diagnostics
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on January 10, 2018
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Microsoft is continuously releasing new features and options available in their public Azure version, the initial state is usually the “preview” of this feature, which after a period and final touches transforms into General Availability (GA). Within the last couple of weeks, Microsoft released two new features in these two different stages: Adaptive Applications Controls as a public preview and Azure App Service Diagnostics as general availability. These new features come with great benefits for organizations relying on Azure to host critical applications.

Microsoft Azure Graph Web App - Request Count - Requests and Errors

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Install updates in WIM files to accelerate OS deployment
Posted by Romain Serre on December 27, 2017
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When I deployed Bare-Metal servers, I always lose time because of updates. In part of my job, I deploy a lot of physical servers, especially for Microsoft hyperconverged solution. When I install this kind of solution, I have to implement between three to sixteen servers at the same time. The cumulative update installation in Windows Server takes almost 30 minutes. If the servers are not installed at the same time, you can lose a lot of time. This is worst when you install physical servers with a tool like MDT and PXE. You have to copy 1GB in each server and then wait to install it.

To save time, now when I’m deploying physical servers, I update the install.wim file. In this way, the OS is installed with latest updates. In this topic, we’ll see how to update images in WIM files.

Microsoft Update Catalog - Windows Server 2016

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Managing SharePoint Online with PowerShell
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on December 5, 2017
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Some people still consider PowerShell as something that you need to employ only for scripting and automation scenarios, but, when it comes to Microsoft Technology stack, PowerShell evolved into the preferable way of configuring and managing your systems irrespectively of availability of corresponding graphical user interface (GUI). In fact, PowerShell is your primary tool for day to day administration and even some one-off tasks are no longer an excluded use case for PowerShell.

Today, PowerShell is not only an easier way to do some one-off changes or configuration tasks, sometimes it is the only way you can do them. There are a lot of situations when there is no parity in what you can do in GUI and PowerShell, and if in the early days of PowerShell, you sometimes could have a problem of not being able to do something available in GUI with PowerShell, nowadays we have rather the opposite situation – GUI often miss some basic things which available to you only in PowerShell.

SharePoint Online Management Shell Setup - License Agreement

 

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Microsoft is Looking for your VMware Workloads, Announcing Azure Migrate
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on November 27, 2017
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We won’t be telling you anything new if we are talking about Microsoft looking to take away VMware resources to the cloud, and now they are including a new product to facilitate the VMware workloads to the MS cloud – Microsoft Azure Migrate – is a free tool, launching Nov. 27th, that will make it easy for VMware customers to bring their application to the cloud.

Microsoft Azure Migrate - Tool Sheme

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