Month: March 2016

VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 – Installing the vSphere Update Manager Client

The following is a step by step guide for installing the vSphere Update Manager Client. On the vSphere Client navigate to Plug-ins > Manage Plug-ins…. On the Plug-in Manager dialog box click the blue Download and Install link to install the VMware vSphere Update Manager Extension. On the Open File – Security Warning dialog box…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Verify the Status of Critical Services

The script below will query the status of the VMware VirtualCenter Server (vpxd), VMware Inventory Service (invsvc) and VMware vSphere Web Client (vspherewebclientsvc) services on the specified server hosting an instance of VMware vCenter Server 6.0. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will provide the status of the VMware VirtualCenter Server (vpxd), VMware Inventory Service (invsvc) and VMware…


VMware vCenter Server 5.0 – Verify the Status of Critical Services

The script below will query the status of the VMware Virtual Center Server (vpxd) and vCenter Inventory Service (vimQueryService) services on the specified server hosting an instance of VMware vCenter Server 5.0. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will provide the status of the VMware Virtual Center Server (vpxd) and vCenter Inventory Service (vimQueryService) services on VCENTER01.ROOT.SYSADMIN.NET. .DESCRIPTION…


vSphere Update Manager 6.0 – Installation

The following is a step by step guide for installing vSphere Update Manager (VUM) 6.0. On the VMware vCenter Installer dialog box select Server under the vSphere Update Manager section and click Install. Additionally, this is a lab environment so Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express will be utilized. On the VMware vCenter Installer dialog box…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Adding a Host to VMware vCenter Server cluster as a Scheduled Task

The following is a step by step guide for adding a VMware ESXi 6.0 host to a VMware vCenter Server cluster as a scheduled task. On the home screen of the VMware vSphere Web Client select Host and Clusters. Select a cluster, then navigate to the Manage tab and select Scheduled Tasks. Select Schedule a New Task…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Creating a Host Profile

The following is a step by step guide for a creating a VMware ESXi 6.0 host profile. On the home screen of the VMware vSphere Web Client select Policies and Profiles. On the Policies and Profiles interface select Host Profiles. On the Host Profiles interface click the green plus sign to Extract profile from a…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Creating a Cluster

The following is a step by step guide for creating a VMware vCenter Server 6.0 cluster. On the home screen of the VMware vSphere Web Client select Hosts and Clusters. Right click a datacenter object and select New Cluster…. In the New Cluster dialog box enter a Name for the cluster and click OK. On…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Adding a VMware ESXi 6.0 Host to a Datacenter

The following is a step by step guide for adding a VMware ESXi 6.0 host to a VMware vCenter Server 6.0 datacenter. On the home screen of the VMware vSphere Web Client select Hosts and Clusters. Select the datacenter object, right click it then select Add Host…. On the Name and location section enter the hostname…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Creating a Datacenter

The following is a step by step guide for creating a datacenter in VMware vCenter Server 6.0. On the home screen of the VMware vSphere Web Client select Hosts and Clusters. Right click the vCenter Server object and select New Datacenter…. In the New Datacenter dialog box type a name for the datacenter object and…


VMware vCenter Server 6.0 – Web Client Configuration

The VMware vSphere 6.0 Web Client layout may be adjusted to your personal preference but should you ever want to reset the layout to it’s default configuration follow these steps: Username > Layout Settings… > Reset to default layout