vSphere Rocket

Decoding the vCenter Server Lifecycle: Update and Versioning Explained

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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a vCenter Server update and a patch? Or between an upgrade and a migration? Why don’t some vCenter Server versions align? Keep reading for the answers! Version Numbering The first thing you should understand is vCenter Server versioning. When reviewing your vCenter Server version’s you may Read more...
VMware Tools

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...

vCenter Server Converge Tool Enhancements in vSphere 6.7 Update 2

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vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2 has been announced and with this release there have been enhancements made to the vCenter Server Converge Tool. VMware has now provided a topology overview of your Platform Services Controllers (PSCs) and vCenter Servers in the System Configuration view. Previously available only through the CLI, the vCenter Server Converge Tool Read more...

Introducing vSphere ROBO Enterprise with DRS-MM

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The vSphere ROBO license model is perfect for organizations that have Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) locations with a few hosts running workloads. Although being feature-rich, the ROBO clusters lacked the ability of automatic virtual machine migration when entering maintenance mode to perform upgrade or update operations. With the announcement of the vSphere 6.7 Update Read more...

Understanding the vCenter Server Converge Tool

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Announced in November 2018, the External Platform Services Controller (PSC) is being deprecated. Previously, many customers have deployed the External PSC to take advantage of features such as Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) or PSC HA. With the removal of the External PSC, VMware has provided a Converge Tool to be able to migrate from an Read more...

Using the VMware Update Manager Download Service (UMDS)

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The VMware Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) has been around for some time, but as I speak with customers most have not been familiar with it. Within this post I will cover a few topics such as why and how to utilize the UMDS in your environment.   What is the Update Manager Download Service Read more...
VMware Tools

Configuring a VMware Tools Repository in vSphere 6.7U1

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As you upgrade your vSphere hosts we generally recommend that you also upgrade VMware Tools in your virtual machines. This can get tricky to manage, especially if you have hosts at different versions of ESXi. To help mitigate this we allow you to store the files on a centralised repository and point the hosts to 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...