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vSphere 7 – vCenter Server 7 Migration & Upgrades

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With the recent announcement of vSphere 7 it is an exciting time for vCenter Server 7 as well. In particular, migration & upgrade workflows have undergone a number of changes to help simplify them, making it easier to patch and move to new versions as part of the life cycle of vSphere: vCenter Server 7 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...

Hot and Cold Migrations; Which Network is Used?

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A common question arises when customers are migrating workloads between ESXi hosts, clusters, vCenter Servers or data centers. What network is being used when a hot or cold migration is initiated? This blog post explains the difference between the various services and networks stacks in ESXi, and which one is used for a specific type Read more...

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...