vSphere Upgrade Series Part 5: Upgrading VMFS Storage

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• vSphere 5.5 End of General Support Reminder • If you are running vSphere 5.5, please be advised that End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 occurred on September 19, 2018. Read the 5.5 EOGS blog for more details.   Today brings us Part 5 of the vSphere Upgrade series which will cover Upgrading VMFS Storage. Upgrading Read more...

What does End of General Support mean?

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On September 19th, vSphere 5.5 exited its general support phase and moved into something called “Technical Guidance”. In response to this, many have already moved to a newer release of the vSphere 6.x line. Whether it be for compatibility concerns or a reasonable wariness of touching what’s not broken, there are several of us who Read more...

Introduction to Automating Your vSphere Upgrade

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When it comes to upgrading your vSphere environment you have two options when upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or vSphere 6.7. The installer provides two methods, the first being the UI Installer and the second being the CLI installer. As I travel and present to folks, I often ask who prefers to use the CLI method Read more...

Under the Hood – vSphere 6.7 Update 1

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In conjunction with the announcement of vSphere Platinum we also have announced vSphere 6.7 Update 1 (note: general availability will be later this year). vSphere 6.7 U1 is an important release that not only signifies enterprise readiness but also brings in some important new features and enhancements. It also provides an upgrade path from vSphere 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...