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Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows

Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows

Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows

VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere. The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vCenter Server for Windows will be available. Why Is VMware deprecating vCenter Server for Windows? VMware is consistently striving to simplify data center administration and The post Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

VMware plans to deprecate the Flash-based vSphere Web Client with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere. The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vSphere Web Client will be available. The vSphere GUIs, including the vSphere Web Client and HTML5-based vSphere Client, are tools that are used every day The post Goodbye, vSphere Web Client! appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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Tips for Passing your VCDX

Tips for Passing your VCDX

Tips for Passing your VCDX

The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the most elite certification that VMware offers. Those that earn it have proven they can operate at the highest levels of expertise, showing not only their advanced technical knowledge but also their ability to think on their feet, to identify and recognize customer requirements, and begin creating a conceptual design within minutes.


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VMware Fun Facts 2017

VMware Fun Facts 2017

VMware Fun Facts 2017

VMware started with 5 people in 1998 and now has over 20,000 people. Take a quick tour of VMware’s history with this fun facts animation. Learn more about life at VMware: https://careers.vmware.com/ http://facebook.com/vmwarecareers http://twitter.com/vmwarecareers http://instagram.com/vmwarecareers https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/2988/life/


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How to configure Dell PERC H730 mini RAID Cards for VMware VSAN

I was facing some issue with VSAN cluster and after troubleshooting with the help of VMWare we found that our Dell PERC H730 mini RAID card is not in HBA pass-through mode. It was in RAID Mode and Disks are in pass-through mode.

Pre-requisites for VSAN.

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So As we know that VSAN pre requisites regarding Hardware RAID controller should be in HBA or pass-through mode.  Yes, HBA is pass-through mode in Dell PERC H730.

Note: Before starting this activity need to follow below steps.

1. Using Web client Put that ESXi host into maintenance mode and use this option Evacuate all data to other hosts.

2. After that Remove all the disks from that disk group and it will automatically delete that disk group.

3. Now Open iDRAC for that Dell Server and follow the below steps. (Press F2)

4. It will open below console and from here you can choose RAID settings.

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Here you can select your controller.

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DO NOT CLICK ON CLEAR CONFIGURATION.

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Select Convert to RAID Capable

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As you can see in below screen shot this Controller is in RAID mode.

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Go further down and click on Advanced Controller Properties.

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Select Switch to “HBA mode” option and your controller will be now in pass-through mode.

Note: If you select HBA mode then you can see below option to flip back to RAID.

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After this reboot the Server.