In this guide we will be deploying the VMware vCenter Server Appliance. You can get this from the downloads at vmware.com. I will also be deploying this in VMware workstation in this guide, but the recommended way is to deploy Continue reading Deploying VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.1
In this guide we will be installing, configuring and using the AutoDeploy feature of vSphere 5.1. This is a great feature to use when you need to deploy many hosts and do not want to configure a local disk to Continue reading vSphere 5.1 AutoDeploy
I now have my HP EliteBook 8570w laptop. This laptop is going to be my mobile lab for demo’s and training. It is an Intel I7 with 32GB of Ram. Going to be a good mobile lab. I am currently Continue reading Lab Laptop
Here is a quick walk-through on the process of migrating standard vSwitches (VSS) to distributed switches (VDS) using the new web ui in vSphere 5.1. In this post I will be migrating the management ports, vMotion ports and guest network ports Continue reading vSphere 5.1 – Migrating standard switches (VSS) to distributed switches (VDS) using new web ui
Here are some screenshots of upgrading ESXi 5.0 hosts to ESXi 5.1 using the update manager utility that was upgraded as part of the vSphere 5.1 walkthrough. The upgrade process went flawless to say the least. So just click through Continue reading vSphere 5.1 host upgrade using update manager walkthrough
Here are some screenshots to click through to see the installation of vCenter 5.1. You need to download and install SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Management Studio if you are using a SQL Express DB.