Tag Archives: vSphere

vSphere upgrade: in-place or fresh install?

This post is part of vSphere design considerations and trying to answer for one of the questions often asked during doing the vSphere (but not only) upgrade projects: should I do this in-place or as a clean, fresh install? The answer is - it depends. Everyone agrees that during e.g. an upgrade in-place of ESXi host, an existing… Read More »

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) and partially connected datastores?

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) is a certified (you should always check/verify compatibility on VMware Storage Compatibility Guide) configuration for stretched storage (synchronized replication) cluster architectures. As I already described, there are possible two vMSC configurations based on how the hosts are connected to the storage arrays. The below figure presents uniform host access configuration (the most often… Read More »

How to publish Root CA into the trusted store in VMware Endpoint Certificate Store?

Recently during preparing a new vSphere environment based on 6.0 U2 version and replacing certificates I got some problems and found the following error in certificate-manager.log: "Error while publishing cert using dir-cli." dir-cli allows to create and update solution users, create other user accounts, and manage certificates and passwords in vmdir. It's used together with vecs-cli and certool… Read More »