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vCenter is dead! Long live vCenter!

VMworld 2017 kicks off today at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Normally there are some major announcements that are made each year during the first general session, and I”m looking forward to those. However, last week VMware dropped some news on their blog… Goodbye Windows vCenter That’s right! VMware announced that the windows based vCenter server would be deprecated in the next major version release.  a couple years back, VMware introduced the VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) which runs the vCenter server functions on a Linux based VM appliance.  At[…]

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v101tv – VCSA Configuration

Now that VCSA is installed, it’s time to start adding in hosts and configure them, as well as configuring a virtual distributed switch.  

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v101tv – Install VCSA

We’ve got ESXi installed and configured, now it’s time to get the VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) deployed into our lab so we can manage multiple ESXi servers in a single pane of glass.

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VCSA won’t boot – fsck failed

Today I logged into my lab after a power outage and noticed that vCenter was not up.  I accessed to host directly, and opened to console to the VCSA server.  The VCSA server was not able to mount the filesystem, and had this on the screen: fsck failed.  Please repair manually and reboot.  The root file system is currently mounted read-only.  To remount it read-write do: bash# mount -n -o remount,rw / Attention:  Only CONTROL-D will reboot the system in this maintenance mode.  shutdown or reboot will not work. Give[…]

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Upgrading vCSA (vCenter Appliance) from 5.1 to 5.5

  VMware has made updating the vCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) very easy – and with the popularity of the vCSA growing daily, its a good thing. First thing is first, we want to update our vCSA 5.1 appliance to the latest build of 5.1. Log into the admin webpage of the console https://vCSA_Name_or_IP:5480 Click on the Update tab Click Check Updates Click Install Updates Verify after the update that you are on the latest build At this point, we are ready to start the upgrade process from 5.1 to 5.5.  It[…]

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