As a Consultant I travel a lot and I have pleasure to work with fantastic VMware Clients. Unfortunately for myself access to Clients infrastructure is granted via VPN (many times different software) and I am forced to use virtual machine to work. This is quite understandable and make sense for security point of view, but for myself being locked by VPN without Internet access isn’t great. Today post Disable Num Lock notification in VMware Workstation will show you how to fix this issue.
Many of the IT environments have so called security driven approach. Every time I hear that something has to be implemented it is because security said so. Don’t get me wrong - by all means I like to be secure and compliant. In my opinion there should be balance between Security and Costs.
In third and last post VMware vCenter Server 6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - Part3 I will cover vCenter Server installation.
In second post VMware vCenter Server 6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - Part 2 I will describe how to configure Microsoft SQL Server to be used for vCenter Server and we will create vCenter database.
With new VMware vSphere version 6 much more people choose vCenter Server Appliance instead of vCenter on Windows because now it has same limits. However there are still organisations which prefer to use vCenter Server on Windows Server. In first post - VMware vCenter Server 6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - Part 1 I will describe Microsoft SQL Server 2014 preparation and installation. In next post I will continue with database creation and vCenter Server installation.
In last post, I will cover installation of vCenter Server on Windows Server 2012 R2 with SQL Server 2014. To recap - we installed SQL Server 2014, we created vCenter Server Database and we created ODBC connectivity.
In the second post of vCenter installation on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft SQL Server 2014, I will cover vCenter Databases creation and ODBC connectivity.
It has been a while since I was dealing with vCenter on SQL Server simply because I used vCenter Server appliance. In series of post, I would like to guide you through the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2014, vCenter database creation and preparation and vCenter 5.5 Update 2 installation.
In Today’s post, I would like to show you how to configure Microsoft Clustering across Virtual Machines with shared disk - so-called Cluster in a Box(CiB). Typical use case for Microsoft Cluster / Failover Cluster is to have cluster nodes with shared storage. Typical use case for Cluster in a Box is when you have to provide availability on Operating System level for application/service and you can’t use Raw Device Mapping in your environment.