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Jul 3 2009   6:29AM GMT

A Collection of VIOPS

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

If you’re not familiar with the very good VIOPS website run by VMware – then you should add it to your feed burner ASAP because they are pumping out some very good articles recently.

This article explains covers:

Splitting the vCenter Database:

“A centralized model to manage VMware Infrastructure may not be suitable for some VI customers when they start growing into more datacenters. These VI customers may consider splitting the VirtualCenter database into two or more datacenters. This document provides the guidelines on how to accomplish such split. This brief document provides guidelines on how to split up the VirtualCenter database during an upgrade from VC 1 to VC 2.”

http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1134

Virtualizing Microsoft Active Directory:

The purpose of this document is to collect together resources into one useful document on the topic of Virtualizing Microsoft Active Directory.

http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1223

Automating Network Setting Changes and DNS Updates on Recovery Site Using VMware SRM:

The topics discussed in this paper include:

  • Customizing Virtual Machine Network Properties
  • Customization Specification Manager
  • Batch IP Property Customization Tool
  • Entering customization specifications for the first time
  • Adding customization specification after initial input
  • Removing customization specification after initial input
  • Changing customization specification after initial input

DNS Updates Dynamic DNS (DDNS) vs. Script

  • DDNS Updates
  • Configuring DNS Auto-Update on Windows DNS Clients+
  • Configuring DNS Auto-Updates on DHCP Server+
  • DNS Update Scripts+
  • Script dns_update.cmd
  • Script dns_generate.cmd
  • How to use DNS Update Scripts
  • Running DNS Update Scripts in SRM Recovery Plan
  • Customizing Virtual Machine Network Properties
  • Customization Specification Manager
  • Batch IP Property Customization Tool
  • Entering customization specifications for the first time
  • Adding customization specification after initial input
  • Removing customization specification after initial input
  • Changing customization specification after initial input

http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1449

Linked Mode Best Practises:

Need I say more?

http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1521

Steps to setup 3PAR Inserv arrays for VMware Site Recovery Manager:

Another one that needs need no explaination:

http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1471

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