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Physical or Appliance – Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1

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The other day we received this question from a customer via Twitter: @VMwareCares planning to upgrade to 5.1 from 5.0 vcenter. What’s recommended physical or appliance? Ups and downs side of each? We thought a few more of you might have the same questions so we decided we would take the opportunity to explain the Read more...

vCenter Server issue with Oracle client resolved

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Back in December, we posted the support alert: vCenter Server 5.x does not function correctly when installed with Oracle 11.2.0.3 Patch 10. The support alert was documented fully in KB article: vCenter Server 5.x does not function correctly when installed with Oracle 11.2.0.3 Patch 10 (2039874). There is news on this alert. Oracle has since Read more...

Working with packet filters in vCenter Heartbeat

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vCenter Heartbeat provides rapid failover and failback on both physical and virtual platforms. It does this by monitoring VMware vCenter Server using the concept of active and passive server with same IP (Public IP) on both the servers. Packet filter drivers are installed on a public network adapter during the installation of Heartbeat. Packet filter Read more...

Custom SSL for Virtual Center and ESX

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Here is a step-by-step walk through by Tech Support Engineer Jasbinder Bhatti on how to install custom SSL certificates into your environment. These steps complement KB articles 1029944 and 1005210. We recommend you be familiar with those KB articles before you embark on this mission.   Putty to the ESX Host and rename the existing Read more...