VMware – vCenter Database Pre-Upgrade Checker

Before you upgrade vCenter Server, you can run the VMware vCenter Database Pre-Upgrade Checker on your current vCenter Server database to reveal problems that could prevent the upgrade or affect the performance of your database after the upgrade. For more information see KB article 2004286

VMware – SQL script to create the vCenter 4.1 database

use [master] go CREATE DATABASE [VCDB] ON PRIMARY (NAME = N’vcdb’, FILENAME = N’C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.VIMSQL\MSSQL\DATA\VCDB.mdf’, SIZE = 2000KB, FILEGROWTH = 10%) LOG ON (NAME = N’vcdb_log’, FILENAME = N’C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.VIMSQL\MSSQL\DATA\VCDB.ldf’, SIZE = 1000KB , FILEGROWTH = 10%) COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS go use VCDB go sp_addlogin @loginame=[vpxuser], @passwd=N’@Password’, …

VMware – SQL script to create the SRM 4.1 database

use [master] go CREATE DATABASE [SRMDB] ON PRIMARY (NAME = N’srmdb’, FILENAME = N’C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.VIMSQL\MSSQ\DATA\SRMDB.mdf’) LOG ON (NAME = N’srmdb_log’, FILENAME = N’C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.VIMSQL\MSSQ\DATA\SRMDB.ldf’) COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS go use SRMDB go sp_addlogin @loginame=[srm], @passwd=N’@Password’, @defdb=’SRMDB’, @deflanguage=’us_english’ go ALTER LOGIN [srm] WITH CHECK_POLICY = OFF go CREATE USER …

VMware – vCenter Infrastructure Navigator

Part of the vCenter Operations Suite, vCenter Infrastructure Navigator provides automated application discovery & mapping for applications running on vSphere 5. More info on http://vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vcenter-infrastructure-navigator/ httpv://youtu.be/Fjqv6_c5G5c