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connect-viserver vcenter01 -user administrator@vsphere.local -password VMware1!

Write-host "No of VMs to deploy"


write-host "Enter the naming convention"


for($count=0;$count -le ($noofvms-1);$noofvms++)


new-vm -name ($vmname+$count) -vmhost (get-cluster cluser01|get-vmhost|get-random) -disksizemb 100 -portgroup vlan100


VCAP 6-Deployment-HA Cluster - YouTube


I have recorded this video for those who following vCAP -deployment. This includes HA cluster configuration with some advanced settings

dja234 Enthusiast

Manage vCenter appliance

Posted by dja234 Sep 3, 2017



I'm preparing for VCAP deployment and I have done step by step guide using Microsoft Onenote. Some of the practicals are still pending. but 60% are completed.Some times it may be help you for your exam.


VCAP-6-Deployment | VMware,Microsoft Knowledge Sharing Portal

dja234 Enthusiast

How to configure DRS

Posted by dja234 Jun 4, 2017
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configure pvlan

Posted by dja234 Apr 30, 2017

In my lab environment I used iscsi as my shared storage. Today I have removed network adapters from software iscsi adapter to do some other networking stuff. After a while when im trying  to reconfigure iscsi im getting below error


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To resolve this problem I had to reset iscsi from esx shell by following below steps


find iscsi config locations









navigate to the iscsi config location /etc/vmware/vmkiscsid




Delete all the files & reboot esx host


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ESX-Disable ssh access to root

Posted by dja234 Mar 29, 2017
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How to convert VMDK to RDM

Posted by dja234 Feb 16, 2017

1. Identify the disk which we want to convert


2. Identify the raw disk which we are going to point this VMDK.(in this example we are using iscsi target). We need to copy naa id


3. Convert vmdk using vmkfstools command. This will create new vmdk pointer to rdm file


4. Remove existing vmdk file and map new RDM to the vm