Using Replication in v. Sphere 6. Posted By Jon on Nov 1. As of v. Sphere 5. VMware started including v. Sphere Replication with the base licenses without needing its own license or a Site Recovery Manager SRM license. What this means is that whether youre running v. Sphere Essentials Plus or v. Rapidshare Labview 2011 there. Sphere Enterprise Plus, you can use v. Sphere Replication without any additional cost. Difference Between Vmdk And Vmx File' title='Difference Between Vmdk And Vmx File' />Difference Between Vmdk And Vmx FileI can hear some readers out there noting, Well, sort of, except you need an additional v. Center license and licensing to cover the replication side hosts  Youd be right if you were to replicate your VMs to another v. Sphere environment, but what many people dont realize is that you can replicate your VMs locally within your single v. Im afraid this file Servername000002. VM configuration to get the VM started, depending on how. The jury is still out on whether the malware is Petya or something that just looks like it it messes with the Master Boot Record in a way which is very similar to. This post explains How to iBoot loader with VirtualBox to Install Snow Leopard and upgrade to latest version 10. Boot is another good boot loader to install Mac. Reliability Complexity Performance Cost Technical possibilities. Windows or Linux Technically, the main difference between Windows and. The next screen will require you to specify a URL or local file for the OVF. For this tutorial were using a local file Once you hit next, the OVF will be. Other virtualization platforms. Whilst other VM platforms arent specifically supported, many support VMDK andor there is often a way to use an existing format e. Hi, will you please help mentioning what utility to use to extract. Center Server to separate storage. With v. Sphere 6, the v. How the Petya Global Malware Incident Happened to Nuance, Merck, and Others, and What It Means to Health Care. Hi Carl As you know, the 7. XenApp XenDesktop brings some profound Changes to the way most of us have been doing Citrix for a long time. Sphere Replication 6 component gains a few new features over previous versions that make it more flexible and attractive sometimes people dont even realize they can leverage it as a part of their base license Its pretty often that I see environments with third party replicationbackup solutions implemented and when asked Hey, ever think about not renewing with product and use v. We have 2003 AD server and have migrated all services DHCP, DNS, FMOS, Schema etc to a new 2012 R2. Now I want to move or attach the existing VMDK files. Sphere Replication the response is Nah, its too expensive. How does it work In a traditional disaster recovery DR plan, one would likely be required to provide evidence that their data is being stored in a remote, secured location. In order to satisfy that requirement many people are using SAN replication to DR sites or use Veeam cloud providers to put their VMs on remote storage. SAN replication is great but requires a SAN on each side of a reliable connection with, presumably, hosts on both sides to hold the VMs in a DR fail over. Further, with SAN replication you usually end up replicating LUNs so you have to place VMs on LUNs that are replicated and have to replicate the whole LUN even if you only care about a single VM. Another approach is to use v. Sphere Replication to replicate the VMs from the v. Sphere layer rather than from the SAN layer to make this a true DR solution, one would need a v. Center Server on the DR side along with hosts to support the VMs. Of course you can go further and use SRM in order to automate some of the fail over process, but thats not free. However, by using v. Sphere Replication you can replicate only the VMs you require, set the schedule of how often to true up the replica, and how many replicas to keep for how many days For smaller installations, though, you dont need to replicate to a remote location. In fact, if you had a single host running a virtual v. Center Server with redundant local storage where all of your VMs run you could simply add another source of storage be it local, i. How To Install Radius. SCSI, NFS, whatever and replicate to that. So, really, the end result is that you leverage the v. Sphere Replication appliance to handle replicating the VMs on a schedule to storage other than your default, active storage. This does not protect you from a host failure or power failure, obviously. But, one of the biggest concerns small installations have is what to do if their storage solution fails this satisfies that. Getting Started with v. Sphere Replication 6. There are really only a few requirements in order to get started with v. If I Ran A Circus Activities First Grade on this page. Sphere Replication in v. Sphere 6 Must have v. Center Server 6. 0 deployed in your v. Sphere 6 environment. Must have at least one ESXi 6. Center Server. Must deploy at least one v. Sphere Replication 6. Sphere 6 environments with v. Center Server 6. If using a single v. Center Server for local replication you should have more than one storage target. Must be able to allocate 2 v. CPU and 4. GB of RAM to the v. Sphere Replication 6. Once you have all of the requirements satisfied, deploying the v. Sphere Replication 6. Appliance is quite simple Well go over that next. The first thing youll want to do is log in to your my. VMware v. Sphere Replication 6. Appliance. iso disk image note that at the time of this blog entry the latest version is 6. Build 3. 05. 14. 87. Once youve downloaded the ISO image you will want to extract the contents to a folder since this is not the type of ISO that can be booted from. I use Win. RAR and extracted the ISO to my desktop. Once extracted, navigate to C UsersusernameDesktopVMware v. SphereReplication 6. Note in the image above that there are two OVF files included. The one we want to use is v. SphereReplicationOVF1. SphereReplicationAdd. OnOVF1. 0. ovf is for delpoying additional v. Sphere Replication 6 appliances within the same v. Sphere environment. Since this is our first appliance, well want to deploy the standard OVF. From the v. Sphere Web Client, right click a resource pool or VM folder, or even a host, and choose Deploy OVF Template Deploy OVFThe next screen will require you to specify a URL or local file for the OVF. For this tutorial were using a local file Once you hit next, the OVF will be validated and the review summary page will be displayed Click next and youll be offered the option to accept or decline the EULA you have to accept to continue. You are then prompted to select a VM Folder to deploy the OVF to After picking the folder, you will be able to select whether you want to assign 2 v. CPU or 4 v. CPU to the appliance. The default is 4 v. CPU but 2 v. CPU works well for a lab or any small implementation You will then be prompted to select where youd like to store the appliance. You can see I have many datastores available on my lab host, but choose any datastore with enough space 1. GB thick provisioned that is available to each of your hosts in case the appliance is moved around by DRS After you have selected where to store the appliance you will have to set up your networking options. The default is to use IPv. DHCP.  I personally prefer a manualstatic IP. You also have to select your networkport group. If you choose to set the IP by staticmanual, youll have to provide the DNS servers, gateway, and netmask for the appliance. Oddly enough, the actual IP isnt set on this window The next window will allow you to set the password for the appliance, NTP servers, and management IP of the appliance After you have the network settings configured, including the management IP address, you are presented a window regarding the v. Service Bindings. There are no options at this point you are just being informed that the v. Sphere Replication will register itself as a v. Center Extension and the appliance will gain unrestricted access to the v. Center server APIs Finally, youll have the typical summary window to review showing all of your settings you just need to click on Finish and the OVF will be deployed. I chose to check the box to power the VM on after deployment Once the VM is deployed you can access it by going to https ipaddress 5. OVF deployment.  You can also consider creating a DNS entry for the appliance if you wish When you are logged into the appliance, go to the Configuration tab and enter your SSO Administrator username and password. The VRM host and other attributes should already be populated. Once the settings are correct, there will be a Save and RegisterRestart Service button on the right hand side. My menu shows that its already registered and running because I have already deployed this appliance. This is the point where the appliance will be registered to the v.