Automating Migration of VMFS-5 to VMFS-6 Datastores

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Next up in our Automating your vSphere Upgrade blog series is your VMFS Datastore. vSphere 6.5 and vSphere 6.7 both support the latest VMFS-6. Once all of your ESXi hosts that are connected to the VMFS-5 datastore have been upgraded to vSphere 6.5 or vSphere 6.7 you can then proceed to migrate your datastore to Read more...

Automating Upgrade of VMware Tools and VM Compatibility

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Next up in our Automating your vSphere Upgrade blog series is your VMware Tools and VM Compatibility. Upgrading these both have different requirements so we will cover when and how you should upgrade your VMware Tools and VM compatibility in the below post.   Upgrading VMware Tools When it comes to keeping your VMware Tools Read more...

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 6: Upgrading vSphere Networking

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Congratulations! You have made it to the final part of the vSphere Upgrade Series, Part 6: Upgrading vSphere Networking. To recap, I kicked off this series by reviewing our Upgrade prerequisites & compatibility, gathering our data, and Preparing to Upgrade. Next we continued by upgrading vCenter Server and migrating vSphere Update Manager (VUM) from vSphere 6.0 Update3 to Read more...

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...

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 Platinum

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It’s an exciting day with the announcement of vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1! In this post I will go into a bit more detail about vSphere Platinum, AppDefense, and vSphere 6.7 U1. vSphere Platinum is a new offering that includes VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus and VMware AppDefense. But this isn’t simply a bundling 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...

VMworld 2018 vSphere Security Sessions

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It’s that time of year again! The time when we all pack our comfortable shoes and head to Las Vegas for VMworld! As we are all dealing with the seemingly ever-increasing IT security issues that plague our industry, VMware is there to help you make sense of it and deal with it in as easy Read more...