vCenter HA

vCenter High Availability (VCHA) is the new feature introduced in vSphere 6.5 which is available with only VCSA deployment. It is a multi node architecture with active passive configuration plus a witness node. It is actually designed to reduce downtime during vCenter failures. Soon after the VCHA is configured, a drs

Virtual machine encryption

VMware introduced Native Virtual Machine Encryption in vSphere 6.5. In this post, we will take a look at how vCenter, ESXi Hosts, and KMS work together to encrypt the virtual machines in the environment. This feature not only encrypt the new virtual machines, but also existing ones. Before jumping directly into VM

Self Encrypting Drives (SED)

A SED, or self-encrypting drive, is a type of hard drive that automatically and continuously encrypts the data in it without any user interaction. Most of the drive manufacturing vendors in market are coming up with Full Drive encryption feature and is becoming increasingly common in solid state drives (ssd's) Encryption

dnsmasq in vCenter

Anyone familiar with vCenter services/feature should have heard about dnsmasq, VCSA has this service installed and started by default which is introduced from 6.0. DNSMASQ service is a internal DNS service that aggressively cache lookups far beyond the TTL of the A record. If you are given a task of changing the IP

How to access vCenter DB in VCSA

This article is for environments having psql as data base: Take ssh to vCenter server appliance To find the path for psql instance: find /opt |grep psql Run the below command to activate psql: /opt/vmware/vpostgres/9.3/bin/psql -U postgres

Tips for VMware Cloud on AWS management exam

Happy to clear VMware Cloud on AWS certification which i was dreaming to complete since it is launched. Thanks to VMware for articles and on demand courses that are made available in My Learning portal. VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that is capable to run applications across