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vHangOut Session 01. Guest: Ryan Conley Host: Gabrie van Zanten. Disclaimer. Opinions expressed are my own Advice given is without warranty of any kind. Overview. VMware Site Recovery Manager and Nimble Array Migrating to VLAN Tagging (802.1Q) Upgrading to vSphere 5.1

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vhangout session 01

vHangOut Session 01

Guest: Ryan Conley

Host: Gabrie van Zanten

disclaimer
Disclaimer
  • Opinions expressed are my own
  • Advice given is without warranty of any kind
overview
Overview
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager and Nimble Array
  • Migrating to VLAN Tagging (802.1Q)
  • Upgrading to vSphere5.1
  • Using the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
  • Study tips for VCAP-DCA
vmware srm and nimble array
VMware SRM and Nimble Array
  • Check the VMware HCL
    • http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php
  • Have a good storage design for replicated LUNs
  • Remember to save room for storage snapshot space
  • Do PING test, NSLOOKUP and reverse lookup
  • Often disable IPv6 for easier configuration
  • Preferably do one real failover test
  • Use lowercase FQDNs for connecting to servers
migrating to vlan tagging 802 1q vst
Migrating to VLAN Tagging (802.1Q / VST)
  • What is a ‘Trunk’?
    • See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBOzFa6ioLw
    • http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010778
    • From Physical Switch to vSwitch VLAN ID is NOT removed
    • Preferred VMware networking:
      • VLAN Trunking (VST)
      • Virtual Port ID Load Balancing
    • Configure Multi NicVMotion
using the vcsa
Using the vCSA
  • Cheap since it doesn’t need a Windows license
  • Limitations:
    • No MS SQL Support
    • No Linked Mode Support
    • Still need Windows Server for VMware Update Manager
  • Pro:
    • Easy and fast deployment
  • Con:
    • Linux troubleshooting
study tips for vcap dca
Study tips for VCAP-DCA
  • TIME IS CRUCIAL !!!
  • Many good blogs: http://paulgrevink.wordpress.com/the-vcap5-dca-diaries/
  • Know basic PowerShell
  • Know how to configure things using esxcli
    • http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vcli.ref.doc_50%2Fvcli-right.html
  • Do an AutoDeploy in your homelab
  • Know Shares, Reservations, Limits
  • Know Storage Policies
  • Configure SNMP, Syslogging, Remote Logging
  • Configure dvSwitches and Private VLANs
thank you for watching
Thank you for watching
  • Please let me know what you think about these vHangOut sessions
  • Visit: GabesVirtualWorld.com -> vHangOut