VMware vCenter SNMP Configuration

VMware vCenter SNMP Configuration

This blog will cover the vCenter SNMP configuration and I will show some debugging examples to verify the working of the SNMP Agent. In my case, I am using Zabbix Server as the monitoring program to verify the status of my VMware vCenter Server in my lab environments. […]


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VMware Event Broker Appliance (VEBA) v0.5.0

VMware Event Broker Appliance (VEBA) v0.5.0

Just in time for the holidays, the VMware Event Broker Appliance (VEBA) team is excited to announce our latest v0.5.0 release, which is also our last planned release of the year. 2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone, but looking at the positives, we could not have been happier with […]


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Backup vCenter Server to Windows File Share

Backup vCenter Server to Windows File Share

Backing up your VMware vCenter Server is of paramount importance in your VMware vSphere environment. This becomes even more important if you are running vSphere Distributed Switches and other highly vCenter-centric vSphere infrastructure. You want to protect your vCenter Server in multiple ways [..]


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How to Mount a Content Library ISO on a VM

How to Mount a Content Library ISO on a VM

While Content Libraries are becoming more and more used, there are still some features that are not yet implemented in PowerCLI. For example, is it not possible to mount an ISO file located in a Content Library on a VM. The Set-CDDrive cmdlet is currently lacking this functionality, while […]


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Supermicro VMware Homelab 2020 Options

Supermicro VMware Homelab 2020 Options

There are a number hardware options these days when it comes to building a new or upgrading your VMware Homelab. For instance, take a look at the 100+ VMware Community Homelab submissions which can range from $500 up to a whopping $50K. There are many factors that go into deciding what type of […]


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PCIe Switch and SAS Expander support for VMware…

PCIe Switch and SAS Expander support for VMware vSAN

PCIe Switch and SAS Expander support for VMware…

I’ve received several questions from customers about using PCIe switches for vSAN. I would like to provide some clarity as well as also bring up the close compatriot of the internal PCIe switch, the SAS expander. What do I mean when I say PCIe switch? I’m referring to adapters such as Lenovo’s 1610-8 that connects The post PCIe Switch and SAS Expander support for VMware vSAN appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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ESXi-Arm Licensing Options

ESXi-Arm Licensing Options

The the adoption of the ESXi-Arm Fling has skyrocketed since its initial launch back in October and has already surpassed over 10K+ downloads in its first month of release! Just got an update from the @vmwflings team that the #ESXionARM Fling has already surpassed 10K+ downloads since its […]


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VMware vSphere with Tanzu Hands-on Lab

VMware vSphere with Tanzu Hands-on Lab

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Introduction to Script Runtime Service (SRS)…

Introduction to Script Runtime Service (SRS)…

PowerCLI is the preferred automation strategy for vSphere administrators. More organizations are moving to an event-driven datacenter, and want to utilize the investment they’ve made in PowerCLI to orchestrate datacenter operations. This usually requires a remote execution host to be setup for […]


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Introduction to VMware vSphere Encrypted vMotion

Introduction to VMware vSphere Encrypted vMotion

Introduction to VMware vSphere Encrypted vMotion

VMware vSphere Encrypted vMotion secures workload data that is transferred with vSphere vMotion with high-performance and low-overhead encryption on the network connection used to live-migrate VMs between hypervisors. Join Bob Plankers for a brief look at how this works and what you need — and don’t need — to set it up.


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Sharing my vSAN 7.0 U1 webinar, watch it now!

Sharing my vSAN 7.0 U1 webinar, watch it now!

I recorded a webinar a while back. It was streamed last week, and I figured that as I have the recording here, I may as well share it with you. In this webinar I discuss many of the new features which were introduced as part of vSAN 7.0 U1, features like HCI Mesh, IO Insight, […]


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NSX-T Ports and Protocols

NSX-T Ports and Protocols

In most cases, the infrastructure components (vcenter, esxi, nsx, etc.) reside on the same network. Then they communicate with each other within the same subnet without having to cross routers and firewalls. Normally this is the case … but if you operate within large enterprise it is likely […]


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core.vmware.com: A New Site for Technical…

core.vmware.com: A New Site for Technical Information

core.vmware.com: A New Site for Technical…

This past summer the technical marketing teams behind VMware Cloud Foundation, vSAN, and vSphere came together under one hypothetical “roof” inside VMware. Just like with roommates or relationships, when people move in together one big question is “where does all the stuff go?” So, we started a new site, core.vmware.com, just for all of our The post core.vmware.com: A New Site for Technical Information appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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Check VMware Host Uptime in 3 Ways

Check VMware Host Uptime in 3 Ways

It is often handy to know how long your VMware ESXi host has been running, either for troubleshooting purposes, to diagnose stability issues, or to maintain a record of maintenance and other information regarding your VMware ESXi hosts making up VMware vSphere clusters. In this quick post, we […]


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Getting Started with NSX-T: Logical Routing and…

Getting Started with NSX-T: Logical Routing and…

This primer on NSX-T helps you understand the capabilities and features of NSX-T, how to configure and manage NSX-T, and integrate NSX-T with other software. The book is the first in a series that will teach you the basics of NSX-T, which is an update of VMware’s original software-defined […]


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