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How to Build VMware Home Lab in Ravello

How to Create ESXi host, Virtual Machines for Home Lab or for Production in Ravello ( Google Cloud or AWS Cloud.

First Get the Subscription for the same like other Vender ( VMware, Amazon, Azure etc…)

  1. Open the Website … https://www.ravellosystems.com/
  2. Provide your ID and Password.

3. First you have to create Application Ex. VMware VCAP or VMware infra.

4. After that you are able to create VM’s Ravello has some pre-defined template you can use them or you can use your own.

5. You can also upload your own images like OVF, OVA, VMDK your own VM’s which was imported by Ravello.

Note: You need Ravello VM Import tools ( when you click on Import Disk Image it will give you below option from where you can download this tools for Windows or MAC).

 

6. After that you can upload the image from your local System.

7. Now it’s time to Create VM ( ESXi ) Go to application and click on + and use Blue Print Empty ESXi.

 

8. Now Attach the CD in this ESXi host.

9. Now Click on Publish and your VM is ready for ESXi host.

10. Power ON the VM and take the console.

 

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How to Access Esxi 6 Update 2 host via Web Client

How to Access Esxi host via Web Client. ESXi 6.0 U2

After installing ESXi host Update 2, I am able to access my ESXi host via Web Client.

When we are talking about ESXi host and vCenter Server Architecture. it was not possible to access ESXi host via Web Client But now it possible.

Old One

New One 

 

After installing ESXi host 6.0 U2.

  1. Open your browser and type the IP Adress of ESXi host.

http://ESXi-IP/ui

2. Now provide User name and password ( My Esxi host is not part of Domain so i am using Local user name and password).

After login it will ask you to Join CEIP. ( join the same and help VMware to give Feedback)

3. First Look of Esxi host.

4. What you can do with ESXi host via Web Client

a. Creating a new VM (from OVF/OVA but there is limit- OVA deployment is currently limited to               files under 1 gigabyte in size due to web browser limitations.If you wish to deploy an OVA                         greater than 1 gigabyte, please extract the OVA using tar and provide the OVF and VMDK files                 separately)

b. Shutdown/Reboot the Host

c. Enable Host Lockdown Mode

d. Some More Settings.

 Storage options are below

 

Network options are below

 

 

VM Creation on StandAlone Host via Web Client

 

Some Extra Settings

 

 

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Virtualization is reshaping how we manage our data. Traditional storage structure is breaking apart and realigning amidst the fabric of servers, software, and hypervisors. Read this brief to examine the disruption and what it means for your business http://vmw.re/1QJY3Q2

Virtualization is reshaping how we manage our…

Virtualization is reshaping how we manage our data. Traditional storage structure is breaking apart and realigning amidst the fabric of servers, software, and hypervisors. Read this brief to examine the disruption and what it means for your business http://vmw.re/1QJY3Q2


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How to Check VAAI support or not

Login into vCenter server and go to > Configuration > Under software > Advanced Settings >

1. DataMover : DataMoverAcceleratedMove : 1 means enable

Now Need to check ATS

Under advance settings > vmfs3 > VMFS.HardwareAcceleratedLocking : 1 means enable

Command line

putty Esxi host and goto

# esxcli system settings advanced list -o /DataMover/HardwareAcceleratedMove

How many LUN are supporting this VAAI or not

#  esxcli storage core device vaai status get