[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

Setting up VMware update manager on ESXi 6

Posted on 2016-08-15
4
Medium Priority
?
119 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-15
I will be setting up Update Mgr on esxi 6 which has 6 host and about 80 host.
I know the articles I have found say that to use SQL express, there should be 5 host with 50 VMS.
Is this set in stone or is ok for m to use SQL Express or should I use and existing SQL DBS?
0
Comment
Question by:vmich
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 125

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 41756470
I think SQL Express is fine to host a database for Update Manager, however it's borderline for VMware vCenter Server.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:vmich
ID: 41756491
Yes we just added the 6th host about a month ago and I never thought about SQL Express because that is what is running on the VCTR along with the 80 vms.
I guess I need to get SQL on the VCTR and remove SQL Express and if so, is there a good doc to follow to do this?
I don't want to add the Update Mgr now until I get SQL straightened out if I need to on the VCTR?
0
 
LVL 125
ID: 41756537
You may want to check your current database size, the issue with express is the 10GB max limit.

That many hosts and VMs, you are borderline that the database will grow beyond 10GB.

Upgrade to SQL Full, or dump vCenter Server for Windows, and use the Appliance, and hold off, until VMware Update Manager is launched for Appliance (very soon!)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:vmich
ID: 41756864
upgrade sql express to sql
0

Featured Post

Take Control of Web Hosting For Your Clients

As a web developer or IT admin, successfully managing multiple client accounts can be challenging. In this webinar we will look at the tools provided by Media Temple and Plesk to make managing your clients’ hosting easier.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
It’s time for spooky stories and consuming way too much sugar, including the many treats we’ve whipped for you in the world of tech. Check it out!
Teach the user how to delpoy the vCenter Server Appliance and how to configure its network settings Deploy OVF: Open VM console and configure networking:
Teach the user how to edit .vmx files to add advanced configuration options Open vSphere Web Client: Edit Settings for a VM: Choose VM Options -> Advanced: Add Configuration Parameters:
Suggested Courses

590 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question