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Friday, 26 May 2017

vSphere VM Connected to Unknown Network - Issue Resolved

A vSphere Administrator reports that its VM is connected with Unknown Network but cannot figure it out "How this VM is connected with Unknown or Extra Network". Let's discuss this situation when this can happen. As we know, whenever the snapshot is created many states of a VM gets captured. One of state is VM settings state. Settings State means all configuration settings of that VM gets captured. Lets take the example:- I have VM configured with two NICs (one connected to one portgroup and another one connected to another portgroup) gets captured in the snapshot. After taking the snapshot if you have deleted one of NIC, under the networks tab of the VM it will still show you two portgroups name. That's were the problem starts for the vSphere Admins. Now to get rid from this network you have to delete the snapshot. I am going to demonstrate the same scenario here:

1. I have VM with two NICs, connected with different portgroups

2. I took the snapshot of this VM

3. Then i have deleted one of the NIC

4. In my VM networks tab, there are still two portgroups. However my VM has one NIC only now

5. Now to get rid from this extra network i have deleted my VM snapshot

6. Now check the VM networks tab and only portgroup is listed

Demo Completed!!!!!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Auto Import of vCenter VMs - vCloud Director 8.20

vCloud Director 8.10 and 8.20 Configuration Maximum Guide

If you are looking for vCloud Director 8.10 and 8.20 Configuration Maximum Guide, so here is the guide link:-

vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

It delivers DRaaS. VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director enables vCloud Air Network service providers to offer simple, cost-effective cloud-based disaster recovery services that seamlessly support their customers’ vSphere environments. It requires vCloud Director 8.10 or Higher
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 Key Features:-
  • Warm standby capacity for native vSphere clusters on-premises to vCloud Air Network service provider running vCloud Director  
  • Tenants on-premises deploy standard vSphere Replication™ Appliance from Self-service protection, failover, failover test, and failback per VM 
  • RPO: Tenant choice, from 15 min to 24 hours 
  • RTO: Time it takes for the VM to power on 
  • Choice to have initial seeding by shipping disk 
  • Up to 24 previous restore points 
  • Tenant UI integrated in vCenter™ 
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Installer provides rapid installation in service provider data centers 
  • Portal provides access to protected virtual machines to perform test, recovery and migration.
  • Self-service VM migration from on-premises to cloud or cloud to on-premises
vCloud Availability for vCloud Director YouTube Videos Series:-

FAQ Doc:-

Using vRealize Orchestrator with vCloud Availability for vCloud Director:-