HBI1812TE – vSphere Upgrade Workshop

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Over the last year and a half, the vSphere Technical Marketing team have had the pleasure to travel the world. We’ve been running vSphere upgrade workshops and speaking with all kinds of awesome folks. The workshop got an airing at VMworld in San Francisco, and again yesterday at VMworld in Barcelona. The workshop lasts 3 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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vSphere 6.0 Reaches End Of General Support (EOGS) in March 2020

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We would like to remind you that the End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 6.0 and the below listed products is March 12, 2020. This includes the following releases: vCenter Server 6.0 vCenter Update Manager 6.0 ESXi 6.0 Site Recovery Manager 6.0 and 6.1 vSAN 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2 vSphere Data Protection 6.0 and 6.1 Read more...

Troubleshooting vMotion

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In previous blog posts, we looked into the vMotion process (The vMotion Process Under the Hood) and how to utilize high bandwidth networks to lower live-migration times (How to Tune vMotion for Lower Migration Times?). This blog post is dedicated to gaining more knowledge on what to do when troubleshooting vMotion if a live-migration is Read more...

How to Tune vMotion for Lower Migration Times?

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In an earlier blog post, The vMotion Process Under the Hood, we went over the vMotion process internals. Now that we understand how vMotion works, lets go over some of the options we have today to lower migration times even further. When enabled, by default, vMotion works beautifully. However, with high bandwidth networks quickly becoming Read more...
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Announcing vSphere 6.7 Update 3

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We are excited to announce the future release of VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3. This new vSphere release comes with enhancements that will continue to deliver on our goal of providing a highly performant, efficient and more secure hybrid cloud platform to our partners and customers. Next to various enhancements and driver updates, we again will include new 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...

The vMotion Process Under the Hood

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The VMware vSphere vMotion feature is one of the most important capabilities in today’s virtual infrastructures. Since its inception in 2002 and the release in 2003, it allows us to migrate the active state of virtual machines from one physical ESXi host to another. Today, the ability to seamlessly migrate virtual machines is an integral part Read more...