Embedded host Client for vSphere Esxi host 6.0

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Today I am writing this blog to tailor some information about Esxi host which we always use to manage by vSphere Client 6.0 . As Vmware is moving forward to get rid of thick client and moving to Web client now. So here I am share the way to manage you Esxi host via vSphere web client .Note: you don’t need to install any extra flings/app to manage the host. its pre embedded in to you vSphere 6 Version.

First & last All you need to URL to login to the ESXI UI . So here is the … Read The Rest ......

Introduction : 5 Why for VSAN

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Today I am starting a new series for Virtual SAN.a.k.a Virtual Storage Area Network . Well before starting to review, understand I always try to follow the 5 Why method (What, Where, When, Who,How) to understand things better..Lets start…

VSAN History

1. What is Virtual SAN.

VMware Virtual SAN is a radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for today’s all-flash performance.Uniquely embedded in the hypervisor, Virtual SAN delivers raically simple, flash-optimized, high-performance storage for hyper-converged infrastructure.

2. What Virtual SAN Delivers

Radically Simple Storage > Make your job easier by simplifying storage provisioning and management for … Read The Rest ......

Why ESXi DCUI is Black & White


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Today when I logged in one of  the ESXi  host remotely and found strange screen color on it. it was like early 70’s movie  Black & White. (Screenshot below.)



Anyways I was curious and then I found this one another feature of the Esxi host.

Sometimes in case default colors may be difficult to see then you can change the display of the DCUI to display in a monochrome scheme. To do this press F4 at the main DCUI screen. You won’t be able to change to monochrome if you’ve already pressed F2 to enter Read The Rest ......

Part 4– Final Big Data Cluster Deployment Step-By-Step

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This is the last and Final step for Deployment of the Big Data Cluster where we will deploy all the hadoop nodes (Compute Datamaster, Compute Master, Worker Node Group, Client node Group).
You can read about the Node and there Working Description in this Post . Big Data Extension :Node Nomenclature, Description & Architecture


Lets start the Deployment.

1. Login to the vCenter WebClient and go to Big Data Extension Server plugin.


2.Click on the (+) Sign in Big Data Clusters Window and it will pop up wizard to create the Big Data cluster. Input the Name and … Read The Rest ......

Part3 : Preparation for Big Data Cluster Deployment

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Welcome to the 3rd part for Deployment of Big Data Cluster in your Environment So you can easily deploy the Big Data cluster with no issue.


There are few preparation/changes we need to made before deployment of the Big Data Cluster Servers.

1. Prepare RPM repository for Serengeti Server.
2. Configure Resources for Big Data Clusters

1. Prepare RPM repository for Serengeti Server.

Before Deploying the Big data Cluster you need 2 packages (Necessary) to complete .


1. Login with the Serengeti user in to your Management server (a.ka. Serengeti Server).

2. Change the path to … Read The Rest ......

Big Data Extension :Node Nomenclature, Description & Architecture

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While writing the Series of Big Data Extension Deployment we must need to know the Node which will  deploy as a Big Data Component like there working nomenclature Description etc. So lets check it out Today.

Node Architecture

DataMaster Node Group

The DataMaster node is a virtual machine that runs the Hadoop NameNode service. This node manages HDFS data and assigns tasks to Hadoop JobTracker services deployed in the worker node group. Select a resource template from the drop-down menu, or select Customize to customize a resource template. For the master node, use shared storage so that you protect this … Read The Rest ......

Part 2- Setup the Serengeti Server to Manage Big Data Extension Cluster

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This is my Second Blog in the series of Big Data Extension.  We will learn how to Connect With Serengeti Server A.k.a Management Server to manage the Big Data Extension Cluster.

serengeti server

What is Serengeti Server

Serengeti Management Server lets you manage and monitor Hadoop and HBase distributions deployed within the server instance.It’s a single pane to manage multiple Big Data cluster in your Environment

You can deploy multiple instances of the Serengeti Management Server in your environment, however, you can only connect the Big Data Extensions plug-in with one Serengeti Management Server instance at a time. You can Read The Rest ......

Part 1-Deploy VMware Big Data Extension-Step By step

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Today I am sharing the Deployment of Vmware Big Data Extension.  Before Deployment I would need your couple of minute to know about Big Data Extension (BDE).

Read my First post of VMware Big Data Extension Here.

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System Requirements for Big Data Extensions

vSphere Requirement

  • Install vSphere 5.0 (or later) Enterprise or Enterprise Plus.
  • When installing Big Data Extensions on vSphere 5.1 or later, use VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On to provide user authentication
  • Configure all ESXi hosts to use the same Network Time Protocol (NTP) server.
  • On each ESXi host, add the NTP server to the host
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Top vBlog 2016 :VMwareminds.com Listed under “Top 100 VMware Blogs”


Yesterday Eric Siebert from vSphere-land announced the final results of the Top vBlog 2016 .

For those who aren’t familiar with the Top vBlog competition, it is all about best content and frequency of content.This Year VMwareminds.com ranked 90 out of 321 blogs.

I’m super excited and thankful for everyone who took the time to vote for me and my blog. I will try to share more Blog, Information and my knowledge with all of you. .

A special thank you to Eric Siebert, who made this happen!

Thanks Again.

What is VMware Big Data Extension

Vmware BigData

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Today I am sharing the intro to the Big Data Extension in VMware vSphere Environment.  Before Deployment I would need your couple of minute to detail you about Big Data Extension (BDE).

What is VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions

VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE) simplifies running Big Data workloads on the vSphere platform to deliver a new level of efficiency and agility. VMware introduced Big Data Extensions, or BDE, as a commercially supported version of Project Serengeti designed for enterprises seeking VMware support. BDE enables customers to run clustered, scale-out Hadoop applications on the vSphere platform, delivering … Read The Rest ......