We recently moved from Boston to Austin, in doing so, we had to move our data center but we still need to maintain uptime while we physically move the data center. The obvious answer was a Cloud presence to help us with the move. While this move was planned for a bit, finding an inexpensive but good provider was difficult. Continue reading vSphere Upgrade Saga: Move the Data Center: Step 1
Previously we create our network by integrating Open vSwitch into RHEL KVM. Now we need to create some virtual machines to run the workloads required.
A customer recently switched from VMware Server to KVM, but we wanted better networking, which required us to install and operate the Open vSwitch.
I have previously written about upgrading HPSIM and installing HP specific offline bundles within my vSphere environment. This was to increase the integration between vCenter, vCloud Director, and my physical hardware. Still, everything was not integrated well enough. Here’s what I did to make this work.
In order to increase the size of my virtual environment, I need to increase the size of my primary storage. The choices were to increase the capacity of disks for slower disks, add another disk tray to my SAN, or to use a virtual storage appliance (VSA) within vSphere. I chose to go the route of a VSA. Here’s how I did it:
Upgrading to the latest Veeam Backup and Replication v6.5 went smoothly. However, I got errors on all but one of my backup jobs. A simple patch fixed that.