Install VCSA in Nested vSphere Hosts

In an earlier post I showed you how to install VMware vSphere 7 in KVMs on Centos 8. In this post we will install the vCenter virtual appliance. Its the same procedure as a standalone servers aside from making sure your VMs have enough memory and have at least 500G for vCenter made available. In … Continue reading Install VCSA in Nested vSphere Hosts

Synology: How to add an additional IP for VLAN?

Synology uses a linux environment but its not the same as adding one for Linux. I have a 418+ and only has one enet connection but I wanted to have an additional IP for my lab and the other for general access. The one big difference is normally I would create a virtual IP but … Continue reading Synology: How to add an additional IP for VLAN?

Updated: vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM

In the earlier post last week I had a section on configuring the network from Cockpit. Since I am using a VLAN I made some changes later on that weren't in this section. It turns out you don't need to setup the virtual networks ahead of time and you can just configure at the VM … Continue reading Updated: vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM

vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM

What is a Nested VM? Nested virtualization refers to virtualization that runs inside an already virtualized environment. In other words, it's the ability to run a hypervisor inside of a virtual machine (VM), which itself runs on a hypervisor. Why do this? As for me I have an R440 single CPU 10 core 20 threads with 64G of memory. I have … Continue reading vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM