Introducing VMware Global Services With Watson

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Throughout the past year, VMware has embarked on a mission to reimagine the support experience. As part of that mission, we have built a software engineering organization within Global Services, focused on developing great software to create a proactive, personalized and effortless experience. One of our first steps in that journey was the development of Read more...

How to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using DCUI

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This video demonstrates how to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using the Direct User Console Interface (DCUI). VMware recommends that you back up the configuration data before proceeding with any changes. Reverting an ESXi host is only available if the host was updated using one of the following methods: VIB installation or Read more...

Purging old data from the vCenter Server database

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This video demonstrates how to purge old data from the SQL Server database used by vCenter Server. You would need to perform task if your vCenter database is full. When the vCenter Server database if full: You cannot log in to vCenter Server VMware VirtualCenter Server service may start and stop immediately. To resolve this Read more...

Updating patches on an ESXi host using “esxcli software vib” commands

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This video demonstrates how to update patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host using “esxcli software vib” commands. Patches can either be installed or updated on an ESXi host using esxcli vib commands. Caution: The install method has the possibility of overwriting existing drivers. If you are using third-party ESXi images, VMware recommends using the update Read more...