How to properly move vCenter to a different host machine?

VMware has updated recently KB about migrating vCenter Server 4.x/5.0.x to a different host machine. The KB is available here. Recently I have done some vCenter 5.x migrations and there are below some additional tips. If you have some 3rd vCenter plugins (e.g. NetApp, HP) installed, you have to unregister it and later install again on a new… Read More »

SRM placeholder datastore design

Recently I was doing a VMware project with 14 HA Clusters (DC) and 8 HA Clusters (DRC) . During the design considerations I wondered how many datastores should be created for Site Recovery Manager (SRM)  placeholders. The placeholder is a file which holds configuration information corresponding to the Protected virtual machines. Following VMware documentation placeholder datastores must meet… Read More »

VCDX Mentor Program

What is this? “This process helps a candidate determine if the candidate, documentation and presentation are ready for presentation by the candidate to a customer.” – John Y. Arrasjid, VCDX#1 This is a program (volunteer) to help VCDX candidates for achieving the highest VMware certificate. The main goals are to: provide 3-4 months of mentoring assistance for each candidate… Read More »