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What is vCenter Server Watchdog?

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If you’ve done any research into the high-availability options available for vCenter Server 6.0, hopefully you have had a chance to read the VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Availability Guide written in collaboration with Technical Marketing and Global Support Services as well as KB 1024051. And you might have noticed particular sections that refer to the vCenter Server Watchdog. Read more...

Updating vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 to Update 1

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Earlier this month, we released vSphere 6.0 Update 1. In this update we introduced some awesome new features for vCenter Server. Let’s take a look at some of these just below: Installation and Upgrade using HTML 5 Installer for VCSA: The following installation and upgrade scenarios are now supported for vCenter Server Appliance using its Read more...

Introducing the Platform Services Controller Interface in vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1

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Back in March, we introduced vSphere 6.0 and the new architecture for vCenter Server. With this new architecture you learned about the Platform Services Controller, a new functional component of vCenter that moves beyond just Single-Sign On to include additional platform services such as: Licensing Service Certificate Authority (VMCA) Certificate Store (VECS) Lookup Service for Read more...

Confessions of an Energy Consciousness Mind

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I have a confession.  My data center kit has been using too much energy. Having kit available at my disposable is great, but I have been wasting this resource when it’s not required by my workloads. And if there’s one thing I try to be conscious of, it’s energy consumption. Just ask my kids who Read more...

Enhancing User Experience: Customization of vRealize Automation 6.2.x Email Notifications

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User Experience (“UX”) focuses on the intimate understanding of your users. What is it that they need or desire, what do they value, what are their abilities, as well as their limitations? As you embark upon the journey to the software-defined data center (SDDC), think and architect in terms of the user experience in addition to “boxes and arrows.” What are the desired Read more...