Tag Archive: vCenter

Jun 16 2012

Registering vCenter server with vSphere Web Client (server)

First when I saw this I was whooo…a web interface to control a VMware Infrastructure ? But I calmed down  after a while, because now I can access all my ESX hosts and virtual machines from anywhere, from any computer, no client installation, and the ability to administer the infrastructure from any operating system including …

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May 12 2012

Upgrading VMware vCenter 4 to vCenter 5

I know you are happy that you got the approval to upgrade your VMware Infrastructure, but before anything happens you need to upgrade your vCenter servers. In this guide I’m going to show how it’s done, and for the lab setup I have a vCenter Server 4.1 that is using a remote database hosted on …

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May 06 2012

Publish VMware vShpere 5 Web Client Server with TMG 2010

OK, you are using the VMware vSphere 5 Web Client Server for quite some time now in your network, but what about access from the internet. Wouldn’t be nice in case of an incident to just open a browser, type the address (public address) of your VMware vShpere Web Client Server and manage the infrastructure …

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Apr 29 2012

How to Add a VMware vCenter Server to SCVMM

Sometimes you want to control different environments by using a single management console. This guide is one example, where I will show you how to manage a VMware vCenter Infrastructure using the SCVMM console. For this lab I will use a VMware vCenter 5 server (even tough this version is not supported by Microsoft but …

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Apr 16 2012

Configuring VMware vCenter Server Linked Mode

I think most of you out there will love managing your VMware Infrastructure using a single management console. And you can do this with VMware vCenter Linked Mode. Think of it like this: you have different regions/sites, and in every one of them different vCenter servers, which means multiple consoles opened on your desktop. You …

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Apr 03 2012

Replacing VMware vSphere 5 Web Client Server default (self signed) certificate

Yep…I’m the kind of guy that does not like those red bars in IE, and I created this post because I just got another one. Right after I finished installing VMware vSphere 5 Web Client Server and opened the web console to register one or more vCenter servers, I got the certificate error page in the …

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Feb 24 2012

Replacing VMware vCenter server default (self signed) certificate

You have your VMware Infrastructure in-place, and is working great, but…what do you do about that annoying certificate message when you, or another person connects to the vCenter Server. And is not just the message, is about trust between your vSphere client and the vCenter server. I remember that I had to give a person …

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Feb 10 2012

Add users in VMware vCenter

I bet everything went great in your VMware infrastructure, until the company hired a junior admin to help you with the work. Now that’s not a bad thing, but you can’t just give him/her full permissions to your vCenter from the start, because it needs to learn the infrastructure first and get familiar with it. …

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Jan 14 2012

Installing VMware vSphere 5 Web Client Server

VMware vSphere 5 Web Client Server is a web management console for your vCenter infrastructure. Yes, you can configure and manage vSphere hosts and virtual machines in your vCenter infrastructure even if you are thousand miles away. Just open a browser, login in and you are good to go. In this guide I’m going to …

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Jan 10 2012

Creating virtual machines in VMware vCenter 5

Creating virtual machines was an easy job in previous versions of vCenter, and it’s still is, just a couple of options changed during the wizard. In this post I’ll show you how to create a new virtual machine on a ESXi 5 host using vCenter 5.

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