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vSphere Upgrade Series Part 2: Upgrading vCenter Server

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 2: Upgrading vCenter Server

This post was originally published on this site —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 Now that VUM has passed its Migration Assistant pre-checks, we can move to the vCenter Server Upgrade. We begin by mounting the VCSA installation ISO to an Read more […]

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 1: Preparing to Upgrade

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 1: Preparing to Upgrade

This post was originally published on this site —Today I am excited to kick off the vSphere Upgrade Blog Series. This vSphere Upgrade Series will cover the upgrades of each piece of the vSphere environment as they’re upgraded, and in the proper sequence. This blog series will begin with Preparing to Upgrade. After this post, we will continue with Upgrading vCenter Server, then move to Upgrading vSphere Hosts followed by VMware Tools & Compatibility, Storage, and Networking. In part 1 of the series, I will cover the Upgrade Order, Read more […]

New Rollup Bulletins Simplify VMware ESXi Updating

New Rollup Bulletins Simplify VMware ESXi Updating

This post was originally published on this site —VMware ESXi patches are released periodically to resolve issues or address security vulnerabilities – just like any other software product. These updates can either be downloaded automatically through VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) or manually by logging in to My VMware. Regardless of delivery means, the contents are the same: a collection of software packages, knowns as VIBs, that are grouped into bulletins to ensure dependencies are satisfied during installation. Bulletins, Patches, Read more […]

vSphere Upgrade – FAQ’s Now Available

vSphere Upgrade – FAQ’s Now Available

This post was originally published on this site —As Nigel Hickey and I present on vSphere Upgrade we are asked questions that seem to have a recurring theme. We thought it would be a great idea to compile them into a central location. These FAQ’s will be a living document and updated over time.   We have FAQ on the following vSphere Upgrade Topics. Deployment Topologies Migration General Upgrade Management Clients Licensing Interoperable Solutions Networking Storage vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)   You can access the vSphere Upgrade Read more […]

Announcing the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Whitepaper

Announcing the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Whitepaper

This post was originally published on this site —With the recent announcement and general availability of vSphere 6.7 we’ve seen an immense amount of interest. With each new version of vSphere we continue to see customers start their testing of new releases earlier and earlier in the release cycle. vSphere 6.7 brings a number of important new features that vSphere Administrators as well architects and business leaders are excited about. vSphere 6.7 focuses on simplifying management at scale, securing both infrastructure and workloads, being Read more […]

Configuring TPM 2.0 on a 6.7 ESXi host

Configuring TPM 2.0 on a 6.7 ESXi host

This post was originally published on this site —In a previous blog post I went over the details on how ESXi uses a TPM 2.0 chip to provide assurance that Secure Boot did its job and how that “attestation” rolls up to vCenter to be reported on. In this blog article I’m going to go over some of steps necessary to configure the ESXi host to use TPM 2.0 chip. Now, I have only a limited number of hardware systems in my lab from which to do this, but the steps should be familiar, regardless of the server model. Stop! Important Note! Please Read more […]

Prepping an ESXi 6.7 host for Secure Boot

Prepping an ESXi 6.7 host for Secure Boot

This post was originally published on this site —When 6.7 went “GA” or General Availability, I was excited to get it installed and running on my bare metal hosts in my lab here at VMware. I had gotten my Dell R630’s updated with TPM 2.0 chips and was looking forward to booting with “attested” hosts. But I had a few issues before I was able to get everything working. This blog article is Part 1 of a two part series on how to configure your hosts to use SecureBoot and TPM 2.0. Technical Debt All my prior testing with Read more […]

New Release: VMware Datacenter CLI 2.9.1

New Release: VMware Datacenter CLI 2.9.1

This post was originally published on this site —We are happy to announce a brand-new version of VMware Datacenter CLI (DCLI) has been released! Before diving into the impressive list of updates, let’s take a second to review the history of one of VMware’s newest command line interfaces (CLI). DCLI was introduced as part of the vSphere CLI 6.5 command set release. DCLI can be used to interact directly with the vSphere Automation APIs (vSphere’s RESTful APIs) to perform VM lifecycle and appliance management tasks. Outside of being Read more […]

vSphere 6.7 Client Plugin Readiness

vSphere 6.7 Client Plugin Readiness

This post was originally published on this site —       The vSphere client team has been actively working with VMware partners to provide compatible plugins in the vSphere HTML5 Client and vSphere Web Client (Flex-based).  vRealize Operations 6.7, Site Recovery Manager 8.1, and vSphere Replication 8.1 have already released with standalone HTML5 clients providing similar functionality to their vSphere Flex client plugins.  Other VMware solutions are targeting fully featured vSphere HTML5 client plugin availability by Read more […]

VMware Communities Podcast: Episode 433 vSphere 6.5 Update 2

VMware Communities Podcast: Episode 433 vSphere 6.5 Update 2

This post was originally published on this site —VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast On May 9th, 2018, I was lucky enough to join Eric Neilson, Sr. Director Social Media & Communities and his co-host John White, SE VMware, on their podcast, VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast. If you are not familiar with this podcast it is a weekly show that runs every Wednesday at 12pm PST and the topics relate to VMware and the virtualization community.   vSphere 6.5 Update 2 On episode 433, we discuss our latest update to vSphere, vSphere 6.5 Read more […]