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vCenter Replication 5.5 appliance install

Time to play with a tool that was updated for 5.5 – vSphere Replication.  It comes (as is quickly becoming the norm) as a downloaded appliance that hooks into the vSphere Web Client for management and lets you schedule block-level … Continue reading

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Change IP address on Orchestrator 5.5 appliance

After you have installed and configured the Orchestrator appliance you might start regretting some of your configuration options. To change the IP address settings or appliance name for Orchestrator use https://<ip>:5480 and the “root” login (the password was set when … Continue reading

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Installing vSphere 5.5 tips and tricks pt 2

If you are trying to upload vcops or vCNS and the import seems to complete but then reports “canceled by user” and reverses the install – try downloading the ova again.  Why checksum isn’t part of this process I have … Continue reading

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Install and configure Orchestrator 5.5

With vSphere 5.5 Orchestrator now ships as an appliance.  I had quite a few problems implementing it and wanted to document my process, mostly in case I need to do this again. When you deploy the OVA/OVF for Orchestrator 5.5 … Continue reading

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Installing vSphere 5.5 tips and tricks pt 1

I’ll add additional posts as I run into new things, here are my notes so far. If you’re using Windows 2008 R2 U1 install the “feature” .NET 3.5.1 before you do anything else or you won’t be able to add … Continue reading

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Patch ESXi 5.x manually

KB 2008939sums it up nicely, but if you get an error like this while manually adding patched to an ESXi 5.x host: / # esxcli software vib install -d ./ESXi510-201210001.zip [MetadataDownloadError] Could not download from depot at zip:/var/log/vmware/ESXi510-201210001.zip?index.xml, skipping ((‘zip:/var/log/vmware/ESXi510-201210001.zip?index.xml’, … Continue reading

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VMware browser support

While building a demo environment and trying to optimize the performance I received guidance that IE was not the best performer for management, especially for the WebClient. I switched to Chrome only to find that not all the products I … Continue reading

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