Archive for September, 2017


VMware Workstation 14 Pro allows you to quickly scan for virtual machines on local folders as well as network shared storage and USB drives.

Procedure:

1. Select File > Scan for Virtual Machines.

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2. In the Select a location to scan text box, enter or browse for a location, then click Next.

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3. Select the virtual machines and the library node, then Click Finish.

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Notes:

1. To use the same folder hierarchy in the library, click Match the file system folder hierarchy in the library.

2. If the location of the virtual machines you are adding to the library is on a remote server or a removable storage device, select the options in the Copy to local disk options dialog box that meet your needs.

Reference:

VMware Workstation Pro 14.0

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vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is designed to streamline and simplify the deployment and on-going management of the vRealize product portfolio, throughout the product life cycle. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager relieves IT teams of day-to-day admin tasks by accelerating product installation and deployment, simplifying on-going management and configuration, and enabling best practice-based implementation.

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Key Benefits:

  • Rapid Installation:

Simple and flexible deployment model with product and solution based installation supported. Automated environment replication and validation process.

  • Easy Ongoing Management:

Automated configuration management and drift management with health monitoring capabilities.

  • One-Click Upgrade:

Simplified upgrade and patching process with environment snapshot function.

  • Best Practice Implementation:

Easy alignment with VMware recommended reference architecture and validated design (VVD) through pre-defined settings.

Software Requirements

  • vCenter Server 6.0/6.5
  • ESXi version 6.0/6.5

Hardware Requirements

  • 2 vCPUs
  • 16 GB memory
  • 127 GB storage

Supported vRealize Suite Products

  1. vRealize Automation 7.2 or 7.3
  2. vRealize Orchestrator 7.2 or 7.3 (embedded with vRealize Automation)
  3. vRealize Business for Cloud 7.2.1, 7.3, or 7.3.1
  4. vRealize Operations Manager 6.5 or 6.6.1
  5. vRealize Log Insight 4.3 or 4.5

Deployment:

1. Login to vSphere Web Client (Flash), Select the Deploy OVF Template.

2. Browse to the path of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance OVA file.

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3. Enter an appliance name and select a deployment location.

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4. Select the host and cluster.

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5. Review the template details.

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6. Read and accept the end-user license agreement.

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7. Select the storage and vDisk format (Thick Format recommended for Production environment)

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8. From the drop-down menu, select a Destination Network and IP Protocol (IPv4)

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9. Define the Host Name, Certificate configurations and IP settings.

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10. Verify the settings and click finish to complete the deployment.

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Note: the following command could be used to modify the network configuration after the deployment.

/opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_config_net

Login to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

1. Login to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance by using the URL https://IPaddress/vrlcm using the default admin account “admin@localhost” and Password “vmware”.

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References:

· vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Solution Brief

· Blog: https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2017/09/vrealize-suite-lifecycle-management.html

· Release Notes: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Suite/2017/rn/vrealize-lifecycle-manager-1-release-notes.html

· Documentation: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Suite/2017/com.vmware.vrsuite.lcm.doc/GUID-5E1CB756-CE86-430D-89C0-DE3831C33738.html

· Download: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VRSLCM-10&productId=675&rPId=18268

· Use Case Deployment Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager: https://pubs.vmware.com/vmware-validated-design-41/index.jsp#com.vmware.vvd.usecases-lcm-deploy.doc/GUID-4F7F9BCA-86B6-4E01-80C6-B4C83E6F35AA.html