Migrating an ESXi Host running vCenter to a Distributed vSwitch

We have tried our lab environment introduce vSphere Distributed Switch. We installed two ESXi host, (x.0.7 and x.0.4) and created one vCenter Server Appliance, that ran one ESXi. We created a distributed switch, than portgroups. Both of them ESXi host had 3 NIC, vmnic0 to Management, vmnic1 to vMotion and vmnic2 to iSCSI. The vCenter Server Appliance ran on x.0.4 host. First we assigned vMotion and iSCSI network to phisycal nics each hosts. That was right. The problem began when we tried to migrate from standard vSwitch to dist. vSwitch the managament network. vCenter Applicance always rollbacked the networks. We recognized the problem, after a few minutes. Becouse we had one uplink to vSwitch and dSwitch, the vCenter always disconnected from network, and wasn’t able to connect management network. Fortunetly we found solution ours problem.

Solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A_9svZCovs and http://wahlnetwork.com/2013/11/22/migrating-esxi-host-running-vcenter-distributed-vswitch/

Install VMware Data Protection 6

Few weeks ago, VMware intoduce vSphere Data Protection 6, wich products able to backup MS SQL, SharePoint, Exchange applications and this is “Free” or different way including in price. No more different between VDP and VDP Advanced. vSphere Data Protection 6 is support EMC Data Domain System and replications among the other VDPs. You can see more information abaut VDP 6 in Technical Overview. Here is the VDP 6 Techical overview from VMware.

I will show you the install process step by step in pictures.

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Set up name of VDP
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Choose Datastore where are going to store VDP.
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Management Web Page URL: https://192.168.160.60:8543/vdp-configure/
Default Password: “changeme”

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Hostname must have PTR record, becouse the VDP will check that.

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You can change capacity by up arrow.
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In my Lab enviroment I chose Thin provision, but in a poduction environment, we may change something else provision method.
Default setting is “Store With Appliance” but You can change other Datastore. If you have another 🙂
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After rebbot we are going to see VDP icon on vSphere Web Client, and the left side. Click the icon, or menu.
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Click to “Connect” button
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If You have any questions please leave me a comment!