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). 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. vCenter Server: physical or virtual? - vInfrastructure Blog This post is also available in: Italian vCenter Server vDesign: Physical vs Virtual Machine Over the last years there have been some controversy over this topic: should vCenter Server be a physical or a virtual machine? There is a best solution or a best practice? The most important aspect is that both solutions are supported by VMware. Note that in both cases minimum required must be guaranteed. vCenter Server dependency In order to understand how is is possible to have a vCenter Server inside the virtual environment, it’s also very important understand with VMware service require a working vCenter Server: In addition, you will also need to know where your DB server is located, cause if you loose DB connection, the vCenter Server service will stop! Physical solution: pro and cons Pro Cons Virtual solution: pro and cons Best Practices for running a virtual vCenter Server vCenter Performance as a VM P2V or V2P of vCenter Server Reference 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. 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. You can install vSphere in your PC to get more knowledge of this amazing technology. The following two tabs change content below.
Ceilometer/blueprints/vmware-vcenter-server Although Nova provides support for VMware vCenter Server, Ceilometer does not. It does not collect metrics of virtual machines deployed on VMware virtualization platform. It will be necessary to extend this support in Ceilometer. for existing meters. create new meters in Ceilometer for which VMware vCenter Server provides data. Architectural decisions Nature of Plugin Ceilometer agents are one of the following types (refer to this for more details) Bus listener agent - the product being monitored itself generates events and posts on the Oslo notification bus from where Ceilometer will extract it. For bus listener or push agents we will require changes in VC for pushing/ publishing the performance samples, which is not possible. Executing VC APIs Pysphere, PyVmomi are currently not an option because of licensing issues. Mapping of Ceilometer Metrics and VC counters
Discovery for VMware vCenter These options are available for getting VMware vCenter data: ServiceNow Discovery can run the VMWare - vCenter probe when it identifies a VMware vCenter process running on a Windows machine. ServiceNow Orchestration can run the VMWare - vCenter probe from a workflow. See VMware Component Relationships for a description of the VMware architecture and component relationships. Discovery of vCenter CIs requires at least two credentials: the Windows credential for the host on which the vCenter server runs and the VMware credential for the vCenter server. When Discovery runs, a classifier called vCenter classifies the process running on a Windows machine and launches the VMware - vCenter probe. Administrators can configure configure instances with Orchestration to run a workflow called Discover vCenter to populate the CMDB with vCenter data without having to activate the Discovery plugin. Discover vCenter Details: This related link is available to users with the vmware_operator role.
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. Too often, disks slow down, interrupt or endanger these centralized IT operations not because they are poorly designed or built, but because they are physically constrained. VMware Virtual Infrastructure helps you to overcome similar limitations in CPU and memory however when it comes to advanced functions such as workload migration, load balancing, fail-over and disaster recovery, server virtualization is completely dependent on highly available (HA) shared storage. You will be shocked at the high hardware costs and major overhaul generally proposed to put such a storage infrastructure in place. DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software delivers a radically simple, high availability solution to meet vSphere shared storage requirements.