VMware vCenter Server – Installable vs. Appliance - vInfrastructure Blog This post is also available in: Italian As written in a previous post, with the introduction of vSphere 5.0 in addition to the installable version of vCenter Server (which still requires a Windows operating system), there is also a Virtual Appliance version (called VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance). VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) is a VMware’s official VA that can be used as an alternative way to implement a full vCenter Server, instead to install on a Windows Server (that must be deployed first). Across the various versions after the 5.0, this appliance has been improved to make it more effective and optmized, both in the deploy (available finally also in the form of single OVA file), both in the occupation of space (now the downloadable OVA is smaller also the ISO). So vCenter Server Appliance could be the solution and the first option in each deployment? Of course there are several pros: For more information see also those posts: About Andrea Mauro (2132 Posts)
Difference between vSphere, ESXi and vCenter There is a lot of buzz of VMware virtualization solution these days. No doubt that VMware is the number one virtualization solution provider in the industry. People who are new to VMware’s virtualization platform often get confused while learning VMware vSphere and its components. So today I will be explaining all about vSphere and its components. Folks face difficulty to know about major components of vSphere. VMware Inc. is a software company that develops many suites of software products specially for providing various virtualization solutions. vSphere is a software suite that comes under data center product. vSphere is like Microsoft Office suite which has many softwares like MS Office, MS Excel, MS Access and so on. ESXi, vSphere client and vCenter are components of vSphere. vCenter server is similar to vSphere client but it’s a server with more power. vCenter server is installed on Windows Server or Linux Server. The following two tabs change content below.
virtual machine Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia Definition of:virtual machine(1) The name given to various programming language interpreters. See Java Virtual Machine and Python.(2) One instance of an operating system along with one or more applications running in an isolated partition within the computer. It enables different operating systems to run in the same computer at the same time. Virtual machines (VMs) are also widely used to run multiple instances of the same operating system, each running the same set or a different set of applications. The separate VM instances prevent applications from interfering with each other. VMs Are Like Machines Within the Machine Each virtual machine functions as if it owned the entire computer. Although a hot topic in the IT world, virtual machine technology dates back to the 1960s (see VM). Non-Virtual Versus Virtual This shows three applications running in a regular computer versus a virtualized computer. Advantages of Virtualization
How to Add a VMware vCenter Server to VMM Updated: July 9, 2014 Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager You can use the following procedure to add a VMware vCenter Server to System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). You must add the vCenter Server before you can add VMware ESX hosts. Prerequisites Before you begin this procedure, make sure that the following prerequisites are met: The server that you want to add must be running a supported version of vCenter Server. To add a vCenter Server Open the Fabric workspace. See Also -----For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012. Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012.
vSphere 6.0 Basics – Part 3 – vCenter Server Appliance Install This is part 3 of the vSphere 6.0 Basics, detailing the installation of the vCenter Server Appliance. This is a 6 part series, describing the installation basics of vSphere 6.0: This post has been constructed using the vSphere 6.0 Release Candidate (RC – Build 2175370) If you have been used to vCSA in previous vSphere versions, the OVA file has now been replaced by an ISO image, that you need to mount to a Windows Guest OS. There is a HTML 5 script that you run to step through the wizard and install the vCenter Server Appliance to a remote ESXi host. Why has VMware changed their process? Prerequisites You have the VCSA 6.0 RC or GA ISO image.You have a Windows 7/Windows Server 2012 VM that can be used to remotely install the vCenter Server Appliance.You have an ESXi host that has enough resources to host the vCenter Server Appliance. Install the VMware Client Integration Plug-in Install VCSA to a remote ESXi host Monitor the vCSA installation via the vSphere Client Like this: Like Loading...
Storage and Server Virtualization from DataCore and VMware Experience SANs with the highest availability, fastest performance and fullest utilization Virtually everything hinges on storage. VMware® vSphere™ and VMware® View™, in particular, place extraordinary demands on it. DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software delivers a radically simple, high availability solution to meet vSphere shared storage requirements. DataCore SANsymphony-V offers a full integration suite which includes: SANsymphony-V plug-in for VMware vCenter VMware vCenter plug-in for SANsymphony-V VMware SRM Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support for: Full copy Block zeroing Hardware-assisted locking functions Space reclamation services DataCore continues to track key VMware innovations and has committed to working with VMware on future technologies such as vSphere APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA), VVols, and others as they become available.