Cross vCenter vMotion
Some useful commands for ESXi
We can use df -h command to get the file system usage.
When can we use it-Most of the time I had to use it to check the file system usage on vCenter appliance.
We can use find command to find files in the ESXi or vCenter file system
In my below example I have used it to find all the vmx files
find / -name *.vmx
We can use cat command to open a file and read the data
In my below example I have opened one of the main log file(vmkernel.log) using cat viewer
We can use grep command to search something inside the file
In my below example I used grep commands to find logged errors in the vmkernel.log
We can use ps command to fine running vm’s process
How to configure iSCSI on vSAN
iSCCI is one of the best option where we can use our vSAN datastore from outside. We an configure our vSAN enabled ESXi hosts as iSCSI target.This help us to configure guest level clustering also.
Login to vCenter
Select the cluster
Click on edit button which in line with vSAN iSCSI Target Server option under vSAN services configuration
Select vmk0 adapter from Default iSCSI net(Here I have selected my default management network)
I’m using default port(3260)
I’m not using authentication for this lab setup.
Also I have selected default vSAN policy
How to use VMDK sharing for Guest OS clustering
Operating system clustering is one of the major and popular high availability mechanism in system infrastructure products. Advantage of the os clustering is it can identify the application level failure.
As a systems administrators most of the time we may need to work with MS windows failover clusters. Most of the file servers and SQL clusters are depend on this failover cluster technology. Most of the situation one of the main requirement is this failover cluster is shared lus/disk. Earlier most of the time we sued to have minimum two physical servers for this cluster operation which is directly connect to SAN device(Shared storage). But to get the benefits of virtualization platform and reduce the cost , now we have to use same cluster features on top of the virtualization platform.
1. In my below example Im using two test virtual machines.
2. Now we need to add new scsi controller per this vm
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How to increase disk space of vCenter appliance
vCenter appliance is a vm and most of the time we are running it on the same ESXi cluster.
In some cases we may need to increase the disk capacity of some partition(most of the time its log file path).If our vCenter is running out of disk space, vCenter related services may not tart as expected. To resolve this issue we need to increase the free space capacity of the vCenter appliance.
How to do this
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Configure backup & restore vCenter 6.7
This is a very useful feature when its working with changes.This is the easiest way to restore our vCenter.
As a destination backup media we need to have http,https,ftp or ftps server. Since I had windows server. Just I add web roles with ffp feature sfrom server manager.
Once I completed that process. I have to do the following configuration on windows server.
Open Internet information service manager
Migrate vCenter 5.5 windows implementation to vCener 6.5 appliance
First of all we need to run Migration Assistance tool from vCenter 5.5 server. To do this we can mount the vCenter 6.7 installation media to the computer.
Inside the ISO file we can locate migration assistance in the folder migration-assistant
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