vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 3

Hello everyone, I hope Parts 1 & 2 were useful. In this third part, we will go through the other health checks, lets start with “Physical Disks” category. Operation Health This test checks the physical disk operation status of all hosts in the cluster like hard and soft errors, issues with reading metadata, congestion, accessibility…… Continue reading vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 3

vCloud Foundation 3.5 – Scaling out the SDDC Platform

Hi everyone, this is a continuation to my earlier post vCloud Foundation and the SDDC bring-up process . In this article we will go through the scalability aspects of the platform – commissioning new hosts, expanding a Workload domain & adding additional workload domains. You can scale the platform by adding additional hosts to the rack…… Continue reading vCloud Foundation 3.5 – Scaling out the SDDC Platform

Deploying vCloud Foundation 3.5 and the SDDC Bring-up process

Hi everyone, I recently attended a Vmware accreditation program on vCloud Foundation and just wanted to try evaluating the platform and see how things work. In this blog post we will walk through how to deploy the vCloud Foundation 3.5 and the SDDC bring-up process. Before we start, lets define what vCloud Foundation is. vCloud…… Continue reading Deploying vCloud Foundation 3.5 and the SDDC Bring-up process

vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 2

Hello everyone, in the last post we’ve gone through the health tests under the “Cluster” category. Now, lets go through the next category “Network” Hosts disconnected from VC This alert is triggered when we have a communication issue over the management vmkernel port. vSAN cluster uses its dedicated port groups and might be able to…… Continue reading vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 2

vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 1

Hello everyone, In this blog post we will walk through the health check options available with vSAN 6.7. vSAN includes around 50+ automated health checks (as of now) which monitors and tells you how your HCI infrastructure is doing. You also have the option to perform an online health test which downloads the new health…… Continue reading vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 1

BGP Load sharing and Unequal Cost Load sharing

Hi everyone, in this blog post we will walk through how to enable eBGP Equal Cost Multipathing (ECMP) and Unequal Cost multipathing. This comes into play when you are multihomed to different ISPs (AS’s). By default, BGP is not designed to perform load balancing, but it can be configured to do so. BGP will always…… Continue reading BGP Load sharing and Unequal Cost Load sharing

Getting Started with BigData as a Service with Bluedata EPIC Private Cloud – Part 2

Hello everyone, this is Part 2 of  my post on “Getting Started with BDaaS Private Cloud”. Part 1 is available at the below link, in case you need to have a walkthrough. https://serveritpro.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/getting-started-with-bigdata-as-a-service-with-bluedata-epic-private-cloud-part-1/ In this post I will cover the below areas: Managing Host Tags for virtual cluster affinity. Adding Worker Hosts to the Platform…… Continue reading Getting Started with BigData as a Service with Bluedata EPIC Private Cloud – Part 2

Getting Started with BigData as a Service with Bluedata EPIC Private Cloud – Part 1

Hello everyone, this is part 1 of my 2 part series on building your BigData as a Service Private Cloud infrastructure with Bluedata EPIC. In this part, we will go through the below: More details on BDaaS with Bluedata EPIC is available on http://www.bluedata.com Prerequisites BDaaS EPIC Prechecks Where can I get the prechecks script?…… Continue reading Getting Started with BigData as a Service with Bluedata EPIC Private Cloud – Part 1

AD Certificate Services Migration – How to do with suitable regression plans? When the CA name matches the hostname?

There are few complications for doing a “migration” of CA role as the old CA name matches with the server hostname. I’ve faced this and after referring Tech articles and chatting few tech guys, I’ve successfully achieved this, so thought to blog this, and might be helpful to someone. The simple scenario below is a…… Continue reading AD Certificate Services Migration – How to do with suitable regression plans? When the CA name matches the hostname?