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Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 1

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  Recently VMware released vSphere 6.0 Update 2m, an officially supported Migration Tool.  The Migration tool will automatically deploy a new vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 2 and migrate configuration, inventory, and alarm data by default from a Windows vCenter Server 5.5. If your vSphere environment is leveraging a virtual distributed switch (VDS), it is Read more...
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vCenter Server Migration Tool: vSphere 6.0 Update 2m

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Migrating from one vCenter Server to another traditionally has been a daunting task. Deploying and configuring a completely new vCenter Server while maintaining your existing one and coming up with a migration plan can be challenging. There are many factors to consider, including but not limited to the size of your environment, number of solutions Read more...
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vSphere Integrated Containers: Updates from VMworld

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VMware Adds Management Portal and Registry Capabilities to vSphere Integrated Containers By Michael Adams, Senior Director, Product Marketing, VMware At VMworld 2015, we unveiled VMware vSphere Integrated Containers, a virtual container host for vSphere that allows IT operations teams to provide application teams with a Docker compatible interface on top of their virtualized infrastructure. (Read Read more...
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VMworld 2016 vCenter Server Sessions

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Over the past week we’ve seen a series of blog posts by our colleagues: Security Availability & Resource Management Host Lifecycle Management Extreme Performance Series Intelligent Operations Management & Automation Now it’s our turn! Emad and I have put together a Top 10 list of vCenter Server sessions. These sessions contain a variety of content and hopefully have Read more...
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vSphere Client (HTML5) v2.0 – Easy upgrade

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UPDATE: Aug 12, afternoon We have uploaded new bits which should work.  Both the one click update and the manual update instructions should be working now.  If you updated during the period where there were bad files, go here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vsphere-html5-web-client#comments and search for the text “Workarounds for fling 2.0 deployment issues” which provides some recovery steps for Read more...
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Flash Memory Technologies & vSphere Endurance Requirements

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Over the past decade or so, flash technologies has evolved in several aspects from a simple uniform technology with limited number of packaging and simple consumer grade use-cases to a plethora of various form-factors, interfaces, type of devices, various endurance specification and ever-demanding commercial use-cases. Before we go in the details of vSphere use-cases, let’s understand Read more...
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VMworld 2016: Availability and Resource Management Session Guide

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VMworld 2016 US continues to highlight why vSphere is the unparalleled platform for trusted business applications when guaranteed performance and availability are crucial to business success.  We are continuing to evolve the vSphere platform to make it possible for enterprise and managed service providers to provide higher SLAs, while simplifying the configuration and operations overhead. Availability sessions Read more...