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vSphere 7 – System Storage When Upgrading

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In a previous blog post, vSphere 7 – ESXi System Storage Changes, we discussed the changes to the ESXi system storage layout. How the various partitions are consolidated into fewer, larger partitions that are expandable as well. A lot of inquiries came in for more information on what happens when upgrading to vSphere 7. Let’s take Read more...
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vSphere Signing Certificate Expiry – What You Need To Know

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Why Do We Sign? To guarantee the security of your download, VMware releases are cryptographically signed. The certificate used to sign legacy releases of software expires at the end of December 2019. For some time now, we have been dual signing releases with the replacement certificate and the legacy certificate. Soon releases be will signed Read more...
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Now Available! vSphere Upgrade: The Inside Track

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With such interest in our vSphere Upgrade workshops, David Stamen and Kev Johnson have put together a 7 Part Video series on Upgrading to vSphere 6.7! We call it vSphere Upgrade: The Inside Track. We have travelled all over the world for the last year and a half bringing a great workshop to our customers and Read more...
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Considerations for vSphere Component Backup and Restore: Part 2

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Now that we have covered the considerations to backup each component in your vSphere Environment, it’s time to think about the rollback or restore process. In the previous post we discussed how to backup each individual component, in this post we will continue the conversation and discuss considerations to restore or rollback your vSphere Environment Read more...
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Considerations for vSphere Component Backup and Restore: Part 1

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You spend time planning and implementing updates, upgrades and configuration changes to vSphere Environments. Rollback or recovery is usually the last thing on the mind. Did you know there are multiple ways to successfully backup each component in a vSphere Environment? There are also many ways to recover those same components. In this series we Read more...
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Handling the Lifecycle of a vCenter HA Environment

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vSphere 6.5 first introduced vCenter HA and since its inception has been deployed in many environments. When it comes to upgrading or updating your vCenter HA environment there are some specific considerations. If you have wondered what it takes to handle the lifecycle of a vCenter HA enabled vCenter Server, keep reading! vCenter HA Overview Read more...
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VMUG vSphere Roadshows – Coming to a City Near You

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Back by popular demand! We have brought back our VMUG vSphere Roadshows in collaboration with the VMware User Group (VMUG) and VMware. These free events are an opportunity for VMUG members to participate in a technical workshop focused on vSphere 6.7. These exclusive events bring a vSphere Subject Matter Expert to a city near you. Read more...
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Security Issue with VMware Tools: VMSA-2019-0009

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Vulnerability Summary Customers should be aware of an important issue with VMware Tools where a non-privileged user on a Windows VM could read information or cause problems in a VM running VMware Tools lower than 10.3.10. The official designation from VMware is VMSA-2019-0009 on the VMware Security Advisories page and mailing list. This vulnerability is Read more...

Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.7 – New Feature Walkthroughs Available

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We are proud to announce we have two new feature walkthroughs available which cover the vCenter Server upgrade from vSphere 6.5 to vSphere 6.7. Introduction Located on our vSphere Central site we have created two new feature walkthroughs focused on upgrading your vCenter Server from version 6.5 to version 6.7.   The first walkthrough covers Upgrading Read more...

The vSphere Upgrade Blog Series (Wrap-Up)

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The vSphere Upgrade Blog Series began in July and ran through September 2018. It provided customers with screen-by-screen guidance from start to finish of a vSphere Upgrade in a six part blog series. Since each part of the blog series was posted over a few months, it’s common for steps or posts to be missed Read more...