vSphere Syslog Collector 5.5 – Install and Configure

Syslog Collector Syslog is a way for network devices to send event messages to a logging server – usually known as a Syslog server. The Syslog protocol is supported by a wide range of devices and can be used to log Continue reading vSphere Syslog Collector 5.5 – Install and Configure

Setting up the ESXi 5.5 Dump Collector

The ESXi Dump Collector is a centralized service that can receive and store Memory dumps from ESXi servers when they crashed unexpectedly. These Memory Dumps occurs when an ESXi hosts crashed with PSOD (Purple Screen of death). The Kernel grabs Continue reading Setting up the ESXi 5.5 Dump Collector

Upgrade vCenter Server 4.1 to 5.5

Last night upgraded my home lab from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.5. The vCenter upgrade process is actually fairly simple, (all things considered). You basically just backup your existing database (SQL or Oracle), snapshot (or clone) your existing vCenter (if Continue reading Upgrade vCenter Server 4.1 to 5.5