VMware Data Services Manager Hands On Lab now available

A very short post to let you all know about a new VMware Hands On Lab (HoL). This HoL is focused on getting started with VMware Data Services Manager (DSM). Many readers will have seen the multiple posts that I have been sharing since the beginning of this year on VMware DSM. Now you can get some “hands-on” with the product through the lab. We believe that one of the main use cases for VMware DSM is the self-service of database instances, notably for developers who quickly need to spin up a database instance as part of their testing process.…

Gathering logs in VMware Data Services Manager v1.5

The ability to gather logs is an essential part of troubleshooting any product. Logs can help you to resolve issues on your own, but may also be necessary should you need to engage with a technical support organizations. In this post, we will look at the various log bundles which can be gathered from a VMware Data Services Manager (DSM) deployment. We will see the different logs associated with the different layers of VMware DSM. We will also examine which roles have permissions to gather the various log bundles. Roles in VMware DSM Let’s begin with a review of the…

VMware Data Services Manager version 1.5 now available

I am delighted to announce that VMware Data Services Manager version 1.5 is now generally available. This new version has a number of significant enhancements which I will detail in this post. Many of the updates included in this release are a direct result of the feedback we have received from customers. If you wish to try out VMware Data Services Manager v1.5, you will find it here. For more detailed information on what is included and what is changed in this release, check out the full release notes here. Support for vSphere 8.0.x Prior to this release, VMware Data…

VMware Data Services Manager Overview (en français)

La semaine dernière, nous avons eu une très belle présentation de ma collègue, Chaima Berrachdo. C’était au sujet de VMware Data Services Manager. C’était partie de la VMUG France “virtual events”, et je voudrais à remercier Noham et son equipe pour leur soutien. Pour ceux qui parlent français, j’espère que vous le trouverez utile. Last week, we had a really nice presentation from my colleague, Chaima Berrachdi. This was on the subject of VMware Data Services Manager. This was part of the French VMUG “virtual events”, and I would like to thank Noham and the team for their support. For…

LDAP Integration in VMware Data Services Manager v1.4

I had a recent question about integrating VMware Data Services Manager v1.4 with Microsoft Active Directory for users. This is indeed possible. In this post, I will demonstrate how Organization Admins and Organization Users can be integrated as Active Directory users, and subsequently granted access to Data Services Manager. This is achieved by configuring the LDAP settings in DSM to communicate with Active Directory in this example. The configuration steps include creating two AD Groups in AD, one for Org Admins and one for Org Users. These groups will then be added to one or more organizations in my DSM…

Monitoring and Metrics in VMware Data Services Manager v1.4

VMware Data Services Manager (DSM) v1.4 has a substantial amount of built-in monitoring, not just for analyzing the health and behaviour of the vSphere environments where the databases are running, but also the databases themselves. In this post, I will highlight what those metrics are, and where to find them in the Provider UI. We will begin by looking at the ‘Environment’ monitoring and metrics, before turning our attention to the ‘Database’. Environment The first interesting view of an environment is the Health. This view shows us the health of the agent, and whether any of the major components that…

Configuring Clustered MySQL in VMware Data Services Manager (Video)

In this video, you will see how easy it is to create a clustered MySQL database through VMware Data Services Manager (DSM) v1.4. The video shows how to deploy a clustered MySQL database at deployment time rather than building a standalone MySQL database and then enabling a clustered configuration. You will see how a ‘clustered’ IP address is used to act as a front-end IP address for the cluster, and also how a read-write access port of 6446 is used to connect to the database rather than the default port of 3306. Finally, you will see how to use the…