What is VMware vCenter Server?

VMware is the enterprise leading Virtualization Platform which comes as a software suite named VMware vSphere. This flagship software suite comes as a combination of VMware products such as VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, etc. There are differences between datacenter products offered by VMware. This article answers the question “What is VMware vCenter Server?” What is […]

Configure Single Sign-on in VMware vCenter 5.5

After you’ve installed vCenter server, you might want to authenticate vCenter sign on with Active Directory user accounts. To do so, you need to configure single sign-on in VMware vCenter 5.5, you also need to add user accounts/groups in vCenter. Configure Single Sign-on in VMware vCenter 5.5 Step 1. Open vSphere web client and login […]

Create ODBC Database Connection in vCenter Server

vCenter server requires database to store its information. There are two methods you can use to configure database in vCenter server. You can use express SQL 2008 instance or separate dedicated database server. In this post, I will show steps to create ODBC database connection in vCenter Server with dedicated SQL server Server 2012. Create […]

Install vCenter 5.5 in Server 2012 R2 with SQL Server 2012

vCenter server is central place for managing all the vSphere components like ESXi hosts, clusters, virtual machines, virtual machine templates, replication, high availability and so on. With release of vSphere 5.5, VMware has made lot of improvements in vSphere web client.¬†There are two flavors of vCenter server. First – You can install vCenter Server in […]

Install SQL Server 2012 in Windows Server 2012 R2

SQL Server 2012 is available in 32-bit and 64-bit. Installation of SQL Server 2012 is fairly easy. The installation wizard provides easy interface to install components of SQL server. In this post, I will show steps to install SQL Server 2012 in Windows Server 2012 R2. Install SQL Server 2012 in Windows Server 2012 R2 […]

Clone virtual machine in VMware vCenter

There are a couple of ways to clone existing virtual machine in VMware environment. You can clone virtual machine with VMware vCenter or even clone with VMware vSphere client. vCenter server has a lot of features and functionality that just works great. Here, I will show how to clone virtual machine in VMware vCenter server. […]

Difference between vSphere, ESXi and vCenter

People who are new to VMware’s virtualization platform often get confused while learning VMware vSphere and its components. So today I will be explaining all about vSphere and its components. There are many components of VMware vSphere solution. It’s important to know the difference between vSphere, ESXi and vCenter. To get in-depth knowledge and experience […]