Tag Archive: VCSA

Jan 19

Automate Backup of the VCSA to the vMA

Recently I did a post on how to Target the vMA for VCSA Backups. This post takes things a step further and automates the backup of the VCSA using a shell script, the vCenter Appliance REST API, and cron on the vMA.

Jan 16

Target the vMA for VCSA Backups

One handy new feature available with vSphere 6.5 is the ability to take a supported backup of the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) configuration and database. VCSA backups can be transferred to a target using HTTP/S, FTP/S, and SCP. This post walks through backing up the VCSA using SCP to target the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) to store the backup.

May 04

Handy vCenter Topology Script from virtuallyGhetto

Handy little script to generate a topology map (graph) of vCenter and Platform Services Controller (PSC) deployment from virtuallyGhetto by @lamw.

Mar 16

Updating VCSA to 6.0U2 using the Appliance Management UI

I just finished updating my home lab to 6.0U1b yesterday and today VMware has released 6.0 Update 2 for both vCenter and ESXi. Figured I would write up how easy it is to update the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) to Update 2 using the Appliance Management UI.

Dec 04

Couple of Handy VCSA KBs – vCenter Services and Inventory Service

Had a couple of issues in the labs for class last night. Unfortunate since these are assessment labs and the students get frustrated when there are issues. A couple of KBs which came in handy that I am going to leave right here for future reference.

May 21

VCP6-DCV Delta Study – Section 4 – Objective 4.2

This post covers Section 4, Upgrade a vSphere Deployment, Objective 4.2, Perform vCenter Server Upgrades of the VCP6 Delta Beta Exam.