Today I am excited to kick off the vSphere Upgrade Blog Series. This vSphere Upgrade Series will cover the upgrades of each piece of the vSphere environment as they’re upgraded, and in the proper sequence. This blog series will begin with Preparing to Upgrade. After this post, we will continue with Upgrading vCenter Server, then move…Read More vSphere Upgrade Series Part 1: Preparing to Upgrade
VMware ESXi patches are released periodically to resolve issues or address security vulnerabilities – just like any other software product. These updates can either be downloaded automatically through VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) or manually by logging in to My VMware. Regardless of delivery means, the contents are the same: a collection of software packages,…Read More New Rollup Bulletins Simplify VMware ESXi Updating
As Nigel Hickey and I present on vSphere Upgrade we are asked questions that seem to have a recurring theme. We thought it would be a great idea to compile them into a central location. These FAQ’s will be a living document and updated over time. We have FAQ on the following vSphere Upgrade…Read More vSphere Upgrade – FAQ’s Now Available
With the recent announcement and general availability of vSphere 6.7 we’ve seen an immense amount of interest. With each new version of vSphere we continue to see customers start their testing of new releases earlier and earlier in the release cycle. vSphere 6.7 brings a number of important new features that vSphere Administrators as well…Read More Announcing the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Whitepaper
In a previous blog post I went over the details on how ESXi uses a TPM 2.0 chip to provide assurance that Secure Boot did its job and how that “attestation” rolls up to vCenter to be reported on. In this blog article I’m going to go over some of steps necessary to configure the…Read More Configuring TPM 2.0 on a 6.7 ESXi host
This is a quick run through on an upgrade or moreso a migration from a VCSA 5.5 appliance with embedded platform services controller to a VCSA 6.0. Remember vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 End of General Support is September 19 2018 Some prereq’s Ensure your appliance is health, browse to your appliance ip:5480 to check…Read More VCSA 5.5 to VCSA 6.0 Upgrade (migration)
This is a run through what I did to update an expiring certificate in vCloud Director 8.20 to a wildcard certificate. On the pre-req’s below a wise leader of mine in the past advised to get all your ducks in a row before starting, get your list of variables and make it easy on yourself…Read More vCloud Director 8.20 – Changing to a Wildcard Certificate.
This is just a quick post on the fly… So I have two vCenter servers and two clusters, warranty is running out in 6 months on the physical hardware of one cluster so I quickly need to find out capacity wise can I move all the virtual machines from one vCenter to another capacity-wise. I’ve…Read More vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 – What-If-Analysis #quickpost
This is a quick guide on installing vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.1 Release notes here Sizing Guide below, for more info see VMware KB Article 2150421 Download Link Underlying infrastructure: 3 vSphere environments on 6.0u3 28 ESXi 6.0u3 in total, although a number of those are not being used currently. Deploy .OVA via vCenter, Deployment –…Read More vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.1 Installation.
We are happy to announce a brand-new version of VMware Datacenter CLI (DCLI) has been released! Before diving into the impressive list of updates, let’s take a second to review the history of one of VMware’s newest command line interfaces (CLI). DCLI was introduced as part of the vSphere CLI 6.5 command set release. DCLI…Read More New Release: VMware Datacenter CLI 2.9.1