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Configure Time Synchronization in vSphere 6

Synchronizing time with all the machines in the network is one of the most important task. The result of improper time synchronization can lead to serious network outages. After installing ESXi server, setting up proper time source is critical part of vSphere infrastructure setup. In this post, I will show steps to configure time synchronization […]
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Configure IP Address and Hostname in ESXi Server

After installing ESXi host, the very first thing you would want to do is configure IP address and Host name in ESXi server. By default, the hostname is called localhost the IP address is set to DHCP client. So, in this post I will show steps to configure IP address and hostname in ESXi server. […]
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Install and Configure VMware ESXi 6.0

After understanding basics of VMware vSphere components it’s now time to Install and Configure VMware ESXi 6.0. Make sure you’ve gone through various editions of vSphere before purchasing and installing it. There are few system requirements that must be met before you can install ESXi server. Make sure the server hardware that you are going to install […]
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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 […]
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Configure VMware vSphere HA in vSphere 5.5

VMware vSphere High Availability (HA) feature is used to prevent unplanned downtime that could cause from hardware failure, power outage, etc. VMware vSphere HA protects against host failures, guest OS failures and application failures by restarting the virtual machine in another host within the cluster. So configuring HA is one of the important tasks in […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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