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How to break GRUB / Recover Root password on VCSA 6.0 ?

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This article will provide the step by step screenshot to recover the VCSA 6.0’s  root password and breaking the GRUB password. VMware vCenter Appliance(VCSA) is a pre-configured Linux VM based on SUSE Linux. If you forget the root password of the appliance, you need to recover the root password like other Linux Operating systems. Recovering root password is very simple …

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VMware Integrated Openstack – Overview – Part 1

What is the best technology to pair with openstack

This articles provides the overview of VMware Integrated Openstack (VIO). Openstack is an opensource framework for creating an IAAS (Infrastructure as a service) cloud. It provides a cloud style API to simplify the consumption of virtual infrastructure technologies. Openstack doesn’t not provide any virtual technologies  to create the OS instances.  It always require hypervisors like KVM, XEN and ESXi. Openstack has …

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What’s New – VMware Integrated Openstack 2.0

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The VMware’s global conference for virtualization and cloud computing “VMworld 2015” is completed  in San Francisco today. In that conference , they have announced the most important  release for “VMware integrated Openstack 2.0 (VIO 2.0)”.  The first VMware integrated  openstack (VIO) released in 2014. Since then VMware aggressively doing more enhancement on the Openstack part. VIO 2.0 has major updates with lot …

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How to Map the VMware virtual Disks for Linux VM ?

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Most of the VMware virtual machines are configured with few virtual disks with different size according to  the project requirement. When it comes to the Linux VM , there will be a dedicated disk for the root filesystem and other disks are used for application/data. So whenever there is request for resizing the existing drive , it is very easy to figure-out …

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How to Measure the bandwidth between Linux / Solaris hosts ?

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All the new servers are shipping with 10 Gbps built-in network adapters .  At the same time, servers are virtualized and one physical server may hosts many virtual servers. For an example, VMware ESXi hypervisor will be directly installed on physical server and multiple VM’s will be created on top of that. So all the VM’s will share the same 10Gbps network interface. That’s why throughput will not …

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How to Connect vBenchmark to vCenter Server ?

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Once you have deployed the vBenchmark appliance , you can access the web portal using the vBenchmark IP address which is configured automatically (DHCP) while deploying it.(You can find the IP address of the appliance in the VM console).  In vBenchmark webpage, you need to enter the VMware vCenter IP address/Hostname and credentials to generate the benchmark reports. Your vCenter server may …

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How to Deploy vBenchmark on VMware vSphere ?

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vBenchmark is an appliance which provides the web interface to measure the performance of your VMware virtual infrastructure. It helps to identify the efficient resource utilization on your VMware environment. It  will also show you averages across your environment, such as the average configured amount of RAM/CPU per VM or GB of storage consumed. By reading your environment, it shows the calculation that how much time require …

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VMRC – Standalone VMware Remote Console

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Due to NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) deprecation on all the modern browsers , VMware need to find the alternate solution to use the vSphere Web-client for launching the VM console, upload & download the files from datastore and use of windows authentication on the browser(To use windows login in browser). According to the Google announcement, NAAPI will be permanently disabled …

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Unable to upload files using vSphere Web client

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I have been scratching my head from yesterday to upload the ISO files to VMware vSphere ESXi datastore using vSphere web-client 5.x/6.x(it worked earlier and suddenly stopped working). The web-client shows that , we need to install “vSphere client integration plugin”  to upload the files, launch VM console and deploy the OVA. But in Laptop , I can see that …

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