How to increase disk space of vCenter appliance

vCenter appliance is a vm and most of the time we are running it on the same ESXi cluster.

In some cases we may need to increase the disk capacity of some partition(most of the time its log file path).If our vCenter is running out of disk space, vCenter related services may not tart as expected. To resolve this issue we need to increase the free space capacity of the vCenter appliance.

How to do this

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Configure backup & restore vCenter 6.7

This is a very useful feature when its working with changes.This is the easiest way to restore our vCenter.

As a destination backup media we need to have http,https,ftp or ftps server. Since I had windows server. Just I add web roles with ffp feature sfrom server manager.

Once I completed that process. I have to do the following configuration on windows server.

Open Internet information service manager

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how to use telnet command in vCenter appliance putty session

Telnet is the command which we can easily use to check the service status of the remote system.

Ex if we can telnet to vCenter server from our desktop using port 443, we can say that web services of the vCenter is up

But when we use vCenter shell or ESXi shell, we cannot use telnet command.

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As an alternative option, we can use curl command. Please refer the below screen capture

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curl -v telent://vcsa-01a:443

Migrate vCenter 5.5 windows implementation to vCener 6.5 appliance

First of all we need to run Migration Assistance tool from vCenter 5.5 server. To do this we can mount the vCenter 6.7 installation media to the computer.

Inside the ISO file we can locate migration assistance in the folder migration-assistant

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vCenter appliace–how to manage services

The easiest way to manage services in vCenter appliance is using putty tool.First we need to open ssh session with vCenter appliance.

List all the services

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Check the status of all the services

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vCenter appliace–how to manage services

The easiest way to manage services in vCenter appliance is using putty tool.First we need to open ssh session with vCenter appliance.

List all the services

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Check the status of all the services

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