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Blog posts July 2016

POWERCLI INITIALIZE-POWERCLIENVIRONMENT.PS1 CANNOT BE LOADED BECAUSE RUNNING SCRIPTS IS DISABLED

July 31, 2016 07:07PM

VMWARE VSPHERE POWERCLI INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION STEP BY STEP

After installing VMware vSphere PowerCLI installer, when running it for first time you may see below error on the PowerCLI console.

. : File C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI\Scripts\Initialize-Po…

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CREATE VIRTUAL DATACENTER AND ADD ESXI HOST ON VCENTER SERVER

July 31, 2016 04:28PM

After installing vCenter it is time to add ESXi server, before adding ESXi Server there must be Virtual Datacenter created before hand, Add  Esxi server inside Virtual datacenter. Open vSphere web client, right click vCenter server and click New Datacenter, Provide the name and click Ok.

PART 1 : …

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VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER (VUM) - UPGRADE ESXI OS

July 31, 2016 12:51PM

Last article I configured Update manager (VM) and imported esxi ISO image. I will be updating my existing ESXi 5.5 to Esxi 6.0 using it. In the vSphere client, Select Esxi server need to be updated, This is running Esxi 5.5 as underlined, go to Update Manager tab in the right, and click attach to ad…

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VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER (VUM) - IMPORTING ESXI ISO AND CREATE UPGRADE BASELINE

July 30, 2016 11:09PM

VMware Update Manager manager (VUM) can be used to upgrade ESXi OS. This is very efficient way to upgrade ESXi OS, It can be automate using schedule and DRS. We can specify time when OS need to be upgraded, at the scheduled time VUM (update manager) uses (if configured DRS) to migrate VM and put it …

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PART 3.2 : VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER PLUG-IN INSTALLATION ON VSPHERE CLIENT

July 30, 2016 09:47PM

Once installed VMWare vSphere Update Manager, it is time to configure plug-in on vSphere client (You can configure and manage VUM only using vsphere Desktop c# client and can't be configured using vSphere web client only compliance checking is possible). Installation is very straight, Click Plug-ins…

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PART 3.1: VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS 2012 R2

July 24, 2016 05:53PM

This is my third article on installing installing Vmware vSphere Update Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2, Also called VUM in short used for Esxi server patching and updates, also used for virtual appliances upgrades, Virtual machine hardware upgrade and VMware Tools upgrade, It is possible to upgra…

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THERE WAS ERROR CONNECTING VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER [VCENTER:443] DATABASE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE OR HAS NETWORK PROBLEMS

July 24, 2016 04:31PM

Today I installed fresh VMWare vSphere Update Manager on my one of the production environment, When I lunched vSphere client every time I was getting error. Even when go to plug-in manager in the vsphere client and trying to enable the it I was getting same error.
There was error connecting Vmware v…

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INSTALLING .NET 3.5 FRAMEWORKS ON WINDOWS SERVER 2012 R2

July 22, 2016 09:47PM

You may encounter .NET Framework 3.5 error while installation of feature on windows server 2012 R2 and .net frameworks features cannot be installed. As shown in below screenshot in Add Roles and Feature wizard. 

Add Roles and Features Wizard .net 3.5 failed

Feature installation
Installation of one or more roles, role services, or fea…

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PART 2 : VCENTER SERVER 6.0 INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS 2012 R2

July 10, 2016 11:53PM

PART 1 : VCENTER SQL DATABASE AND ODBC DSN CREATION

July 10, 2016 01:28PM

I am writing in this article to install vCenter server 6.0 from scratch. This will be multiple part blog.

Before you begin, make sure that you read the vSphere 6 upgrade guide, the vSphere 6 release notes, the Hardware and Guest OS Compatibility Guide and the Product Interoperability Matrix …

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DSC (DESIRED STATE CONFIGURATION) : DEPLOYING ACTIVE DIRECTORY

July 3, 2016 05:11PM

This is my 3rd Part on installing and configuring Active Directory domain controller using PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration), Earlier in Part 1 : Install and configure AD using GUI way, and in the Part 2 : Normal PowerShell commands are used to do the same task. 

Powershell DSC (Desi…

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