In the first post, I will show you how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 to use it by vCenter Server 5.5 on Windows Server 2012. Next posts will cover Databases preparation and vCenter Server 5.5 installation.
It is huge, it is thick as hell, and you want to get rid of it? If you are thinking about **transaction log **file (I hope you are 😉 ) I will show you how to do it.
Yesterday I was asked by my colleague if it is possible to find when virtual machine was created and by who.
Today I was working on problem related to VMware Update Manager pointing to wrong database and I managed to find the solution to this problem.
In my case SQL server was running on Windows Server 2008 R2 so I had to check 32 bit DSN located in %SystemRoot%\syswow64\odbcad32.exe
Of course DSN was pointing to correct database on correct DB server but VUM was still not working. Also it is important to mention that two days before vCenter Server was migrated from one host to another with vCenter Server version upgrade. I knew previous SQL database names so I knew what I was looking for. On new SQL server I created new databases - the one which was VUM referring to.