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Configuring SNMP traps for the vCenter Server

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Steps to configure the vCenter Server to generate SNMP traps:A.In the Home page of vSphere Client
B.Select vCenter Server Settings 
C.Select SNMP configuration
D.Enable one of the SNMP receivers
E. Provide the details for : 

Receiver URL : Provide the host name of the Management Server (target SNMP server / monitoring tool) which will be connected to the VMware vCenter Server.(VMware vCenter Server sends the SNMP traps to this Management Server)Configure port 162 as the SNMP port.Community String: Provide community string (default string is "public") SNMP versions v1/v2/v3 are supported

That is all that is needed for the configuration.  Now you need to configure alarm for generating SNMP traps in the vCenter server. When ever there is a change in the environment ( host state change, VM state change ,etc) the trigger will be generated and send an alert to the monitoring server. 

Configure the AlarmsAfter you have setup the external SNMP server, vCenter Server can now ready to send S…

Explore vsphere 6.0

VVols
Perhaps the most wanted feature in vSphere 6 is Virtual Volumes, or VVOLs. VVOLs extends the VMware software-defined storage (SDS) story to its storage partners, and completely changes the way its hypervisor consumes storage; it radically changes how storage is presented, consumed and managed by the hypervisor. No longer is virtual machine (VM) storage bound by the attributes of the LUN, as each VM disk (VMDK) can have its own policy-driven SLA. VMware has a passel of storage vendors on board to equip its storage, with the ability to offer VVOLs storage to the VMware hypervisor. I'm sure this feature will get much press and customer attention in the coming days.

vMotion
vSphere vMotion just got 10 times better, and a lot more interesting. For one thing, it supports live VM migration  across vCenter servers, and over long distances. It used to support round trip times (RTTs) of 10 ms, but now supports RTTs of 100 ms. A ping from Portland, Ore., to Boston, Mass., is 90 ms; so, …

Whats new in vSphere 6.0

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Here is a list of feature comparison of 5.5 and 6.0