vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 File-Based Backup and Restore Walkthroughs

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The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) had several exclusive features introduced in vSphere 6.5. One of those features was the built-in file-based backup and restore. This native backup solution is available within the VMware Appliance Management Interface on port 5480. It supports backing up both the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller (PSC). There is Read more...

vSphere Upgrade Technical Webcast Series

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Upgrading your vSphere version is now more important than ever, with end of general support for vSphere 5.5 coming on September 19, 2018. Haven’t started yet? No worries! Attend this 3-part Technical Webcast Series to learn how to effectively plan your upgrade.  This webcast series includes all the knowledge, tools, tips and tricks you will need for Read more...

Upgrading your vCenter Server Appliance from 6.5 to 6.7

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On April 17th we released the latest update to our vSphere product line vSphere 6.7. vSphere 6.x has been one of our fastest adopted product versions with many people now moving to the appliance. We have already received quite a few questions on what the new upgrade process looks like, so we will discuss two Read more...

vSphere 6.5 Update 2 Now Available

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By now, you may have heard, that vSphere 6.7 was released on April 17th which included many new features and enhancements. Customers who are currently on vSphere 6.0 (any version) or 6.5 (GA & Update 1 versions) have a direct upgrade path to vSphere 6.7. Keep in mind that vSphere 5.5 will be reaching its Read more...

vCenter High Availability Deep Dive – Part 2

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The first post in this series covered vCenter High Availability deployment types and considerations. Hopefully, by now you’ve gotten your VCHA cluster deployed and are ready to move on with some of the operational aspects such as backup & restore, patching, and upgrades to the VCHA cluster. The continuation of this blog series will dive into each feature Read more...

vCenter High Availability Deep Dive – Part 1

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vCenter High Availability (VCHA) was introduced in vSphere 6.5 in November 2016. Since that time the Technical Marketing team has spent a lot of time creating content and speaking about VCHA. Much of that content can be found on vSphere Central. Even with all that content, there are still some common questions and misconceptions regarding Read more...

Upgrade Considerations for VMware vSphere 6.7

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Upgrading to VMware vSphere 6.7 With the recent excitement of vSphere 6.7 being released to the public, it’s only natural that a lot of discussion has revolved around upgrades. How do we upgrade, or even why should we upgrade have been the most popular questions recently. In this post I will cover these questions as well Read more...
Introducing vCenter Server 6.7

Introducing vCenter Server 6.7

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vSphere 6.7 is here! and the vCenter Server Appliance is now the default deployment. This release is full of new enhancements for the vCenter Server Appliance in all areas. Now customers have more tooling to help with monitoring. The vSphere Client (HTML5) is full of new workflows and closer to feature parity. The vCenter Server Read more...