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VMware: VI Toolkit Lab at VMworld Europe 2009

March 19th, 2009 No comments

It was great to attend VMworld. One of the best labs was the Powershell lab. For those of you how didn’t attend the lab or VMworld. Go check it out.

VI Toolkit Lab at VMworld Europe 2009

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the VI Toolkit lab at VMworld Europe 2009.

I want to thank the team that made the lab a success this year:

  • Aidan Dalgleish – Senior Consultant
  • Carter Shanklin – Product Manager, End User Enablement
  • Reg Hall – Senior Systems Engineer
  • Hardev Sanghera – Lead Partner, Systems Engineer
  • Yavor Boychev – VI Toolkit QA Lead
  • Andrey Anastasov – VI Toolkit Architect

If you didn’t manage to make it, or if you just want to review what we covered, you can Download VI Toolkit Lab — VMworld Europe 2009.

VMware: Howto setup vCenter Server 2.5 on Linux connecting to Oracle XE 10g Release 2 – Part II

March 18th, 2009 1 comment

vCenter Server 2.5 on linux is still beta and not all features are supported.

    Unsupported VirtualCenter Server Components
    The technical preview version of VirtualCenter on Linux does not support the following VirtualCenter server components:

  • Embedded database
  • LDAP support
  • Virtual machine customizations
  • Plug-in support
  • Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
    Unsupported VirtualCenter Server Features
    The technical preview version of VirtualCenter on Linux does not support the following VirtualCenter
    features and associated products:

  • Monitoring
  • Alarms
  • Schedule tasks
  • Topology maps
  • Update Manager
  • Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • Getting Started tab
  • Converter Enterprise
  • Guided consolidation
    This is Part II of the howto, if you have missed Part I go check it out.
    Last week I have released Part I and it is now time for Part II. Let me explain to you how I setup vCenter Server on Linux and connected it to the Oracle XE Database.

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VMware: Howto setup vCenter Server 2.5 on Linux connecting to Oracle XE 10g Release 2 – Part I

March 11th, 2009 4 comments

Still processing all the info from VMworld Europe 2009 I remembered something about vCenter Server that it was available on Linux. I searched on the VMware site and found the beta version. I downloaded the virtual appliance and the installation guide. I Started vConverter to import the VA in to my workstation edition. Ok that went well. While the vm is starting let’s check the installation guide what we need to get it going.

vCenter Server on linux console

      Requirements for Installing VirtualCenter on Linux
      Installing VirtualCenter on Linux requires the following items:

  • VirtualCenter on Linux appliance
  • Virtualization platform, which can be any of the following:
  • ESX Server 3.5 or later
  • ESX Server 3i version 3.5 or later
  • Workstation 5.5 or later
  • VMware Player 2.0 or later
  • VMware Server 2.0 or later
  • Oracle database, version 10 or later
  • Browser with a network connection

I think I have everything I need to get started.

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