Adding static routes to a vCenter Server with multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs)

For a Disaster Recovery (DR) site, I designed a separate isolated VMware Horizon environment. The Center Server has an external (eth0) and internal (eth1) IP address. The external connection is for example for management and restoring production VMs to this DR environment. The internal connection is for Horizon … [Read more...]

Installation vCenter Inventory Service hangs forever

Recently I was installing an additional VMware vCenter Server in an environment in which I had replaced all default certificates with official CA certificates and ran into an issue where installation of the VMware vCenter Inventory Service kept hanging when communicating with the VMware SSO server. In the installation … [Read more...]

VMware vCenter Server 5.1 fails after demoting Windows Domain Controller

Last week a colleague of ours was tied up in troubleshooting a VMware environment with a vCenter Server. It ¬†failed authenticating through LDAP with the Windows Domain. He was demoting two old domain controllers from the Windows domain which became obsolete after creating new virtual machines to replace the old … [Read more...]

Design question: Why vCenter Server Datacenter?

When working on a design in which there would be two physical datacenters, I started to rethink about why I would create multiple datacenters inside vCenter Server. I noticed that almost all example designs I look at that cover two physical datacenters, also have two datacenters in the vCenter Server design. But … [Read more...]