Learn about vSphere Upgrade at VMworld 2018

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With vSphere 5.5 going end of life on September 19, 2018, we have been organizing workshops all over the world to better educate customers and partners to upgrade to vSphere 6.x.  If you have already upgraded to vSphere 6.0 or 6.5, you may be interested in the latest features and wonder what your upgrade path Read more...

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 3: Upgrading vSphere Hosts

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In Part 1 Preparing to Upgrade & Part 2 Upgrading vCenter Server of the vSphere Upgrade Series we prepared our environment for an Upgrade and then completed the vCenter Server & vSphere Update Manager (VUM) upgrades to version 6.7. In this post we will cover the upgrade process for Upgrading vSphere Hosts (ESXi) via vSphere Update Manager Read more...

Learn about vSphere 6.7 at VMworld 2018

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vSphere 6.7 was released in April of 2018 and has garnered quite a lot of interest from our customer and partner community. If you haven’t yet taken a look at this latest release and the features within, then VMworld 2018 is a great venue to do just that. With the VMworld US Content Catalog and Schedule Read more...

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 2: Upgrading vCenter Server

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In part 1 of the vSphere Upgrade Series, Preparing to Upgrade, we covered getting started with our prerequisites, compatibility, and also prepared the vSphere Update Manager (VUM) server to migrate its data to the VCSA 6.7 during the upgrade. In part 2 we will cover the vCenter Server Upgrade to 6.7. Let’s begin. vCenter Server Upgrade Now Read more...

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 1: Preparing to Upgrade

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REMINDER! September 19th, 2018 marks the End of General Support for vSphere 5.5   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 Read more...

vSphere Upgrade – FAQ’s Now Available

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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...

VMware Communities Podcast: Episode 433 vSphere 6.5 Update 2

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast On May 9th, 2018, I was lucky enough to join Eric Neilson, Sr. Director Social Media & Communities and his co-host John White, SE VMware, on their podcast, VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast. If you are not familiar with this podcast it is a weekly show that runs every Wednesday at 12pm Read more...

vSphere Upgrade Technical Webcast Series

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Upgrading your vSphere version is now more important than ever, with end of general support for vSphere 5.5 coming on September 19, 2018. Haven’t started yet? No worries! Attend this 3-part Technical Webcast Series to learn how to effectively plan your upgrade.  This webcast series includes all the knowledge, tools, tips and tricks you will need for Read more...

Upgrading your vCenter Server Appliance from 6.5 to 6.7

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On April 17th we released the latest update to our vSphere product line vSphere 6.7. vSphere 6.x has been one of our fastest adopted product versions with many people now moving to the appliance. We have already received quite a few questions on what the new upgrade process looks like, so we will discuss two Read more...