The NSX-v manager is not being backed up via snapshot-based backups. This isn’t officially supported. Therefore a file/configuration based backup method used to backup the configuration of your NSX manager periodically.
Unfortunately, there is no retention setting available in the NSX manager so if you are not careful the backup directory will grow in a rapid fashion and fill up your disk very fast. Via this easy script I’ve written, you can enable backup retention for your NSX-v backup files. (more…)
Lately, I have been playing around with NSX-T in my homelab, to be specific with version 2.2. A week or two ago NSX-T 2.3 has been released and initially, I was planning to upgrade all the stuff. After having a chat with a colleague where he suggested to do a clean install instead of upgrading it, I went for a fresh installation for the latest NSX-T version. (more…)
Day 1 – Sunday 26th of August
Today is the unofficial start of VMworld US 2018 in Las Vegas. Johan van Amersfoort, Marco van Baggum, Laurens van Duijn and myself are representing #TEAMITQ during the conference week. (more…)
Some time ago I deployed vRealize Automation with vRealize Orchestrator embedded in the appliance in my home lab and I’m not very experienced yet with vRA and vRO. The reason that I deployed it is mainly that I want to get more hands-on experience with vRA and vRO and eventually use the gained knowledge for customers.
vRA was already running for a couple of months, and all the frontend self-signed certificates were already replaced by my Microsoft home lab CA issued certs. When I started using vRO, I noticed that the certificate was not replaced yet and that the appliance was still using the default self-signed one. I started googling how to replace the vRO certificate and found the following official VMware documentation. This article states that you can trust the already installed custom certificates in vRA. I executed every step from the official VMware guideline but was unsuccessful to replace the vRO certificates with the procedure. Fortunately, I was able to replace the certificates with another procedure. (more…)
Along with the vSphere 6.7 release, VMware released new versions of other products from their portfolio as well. In this blog post, I would like to demonstrate how you do an upgrade to the new vSphere Replication 8.1 version which was released last April. Since this is slightly different compared to the upgrade methods that are used in the past. (more…)