Vmware Vsphere 6 | Vcenter password expiration

If you are installing VMware Vcenter 6 in your network and you want to set this policy to no expiration. In the VMware 5.5 you could have done this 2 ways like the way below or via the https://vcenter:5480. The default password lifetime is 90 days, but you can change this lifetime to never expire. … Continue reading Vmware Vsphere 6 | Vcenter password expiration

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Draytek | VPN between Draytek and a VMware Cloud Director

Recently I had some issues with a few Draytek routers that they were back to default settings and we didn't have any information from the previous IT supplier. Because of the default settings of the draytek I had to figure out where to find the VPN information. Luckily I found them on the VMware Cloud … Continue reading Draytek | VPN between Draytek and a VMware Cloud Director

Vmware upgrade 4 to 5 | Fully Quilified Domain Name cannot be resolved.

Today I upgraded for the X time a vmware esx 4 environment to esxi 5. With the installation of the vCenter server did I have the following warning. This warning can occur when you don’t have a PTR record in the DNS of the vCenter Server. In this case I had a PTR in the … Continue reading Vmware upgrade 4 to 5 | Fully Quilified Domain Name cannot be resolved.

Recreate Datastore on local host after adding new storage space which wasn’t seen by vmware vsphere / client

Recreate new datastore on an existing ESX server without reinstalling the server. First move the current servers from the ESX server. This we had to do due probables after adding new harddrives to the raid array and we had expended this RAID set. In VMware we couldn’t add the new data to the existing datastore. … Continue reading Recreate Datastore on local host after adding new storage space which wasn’t seen by vmware vsphere / client

Cisco catalyst switch ( ether channel settings ) to VMWare ESXi 5

Earlier this year I made a trunk connection between HP Procurve switch and a VMWare ESXi5. But now i've created a connection between a Cisco Catalyst Switch 3750 and a VMWare ESXi5 To do this you have to go to the configuration of you ESX Server and than the Network properties. Choose the vSwitch you … Continue reading Cisco catalyst switch ( ether channel settings ) to VMWare ESXi 5

VMware ESXi5 and HP lefthand | Best Practice document

Just today I found a really useful document of HP. It contained information about a setup for VMware ESXi5 and HP left hand P4000 series. "notes from the Document" This white paper provides detailed information on how to integrate VMware vSphere® 5.0 with HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Solutions. VMware vSphere is an industry leading virtualization … Continue reading VMware ESXi5 and HP lefthand | Best Practice document

VMWARE & HP | Trunking settings on VMware server and HP Procurve Switch

How to configure a trunk between a VMware server and a HP Procurve Switch. You can decide by yourself what to configured first. I will explainthe settings for the VMware ESX server first and than I will explain the switch configuration. Vmware ESX Server Login to the VMware VCenter Console. Click on an ESX Server … Continue reading VMWARE & HP | Trunking settings on VMware server and HP Procurve Switch