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VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER 6.5 UPGRADE AND VSPHERE WEB CLIENT PLUG-IN INTEGRATION

After worked on first step of upgrading my VMware vCenter Server from 6.0 to version 6.5, I can upgrade other vsphere component one by one. Whenever I want to upgrade my production or lab vSphere environment (This is recommended practice), I always first upgrade (database), vCenter Server, and secon…

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UPGRADING FROM VMWARE VCENTER 6.0 TO 6.5 PROCEDURE AND VSPHERE HTML5 WEB CLIENT

Recently VMWare has announced vSphere 6.5 product suite GA (General availability). There are tones of new features included in new version of vSphere 6.5 suite, Here I will be testing one of the inbuilt new feature vSphere HTML5 web client first, Although for earlier version this was separate ova ap…

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VMWARE VCENTER 6.5 UPGRADATION ERROR

Today I upgraded my vCenter Server version 6.0 to 6.5 (UPGRADING FROM VMWARE VCENTER 6.0 TO 6.5 PROCEDURE AND VSPHERE HTML5 WEB CLIENT) and I would like to discuss below two errors I faced while update, Rest everything was smooth. After this vCenter Single sign-on and vCenter Server Credentials scre…

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PASSED VMWARE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL 6 - DATA CENTER VIRTULIZATION DELTA EXAM (VCP6-DCV, 2V0-621D)

Today I passed VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Delta Exam - exam code 2V0-621D. As per the VMware certification policy, Exam certificate will expire every 2 years. I already had VCP5-DCV certificate and it was expiring this December 2016 and I had to take an action immed…

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ADDING AND CONFIGURING VMWARE VSPHERE VCENTER SSO ACTIVE DIRECTORY AS LDAP SERVER

After installing my new vCenter Server in my office every time I was using Administrator@vsphere.local account to login into vCenter server Including my colleagues. (After Installing vCenter server there is default vsphere.local SSO directory service created in PSC (Platform Service Controller), vCe…

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ADDING AND ASSIGNING VSPHERE LICENSES IN VCENTER SERVER AND ESXI

This article focuses on how to add licenses to vCenter and ESXi server. For more detailed information on pricing and licensing VMWare has provided nice WhitePaper pdf. Its worth reading this official vmware document. On my newly deployed vsphere Productions in the office I was keep getting warning…

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EXTRASPHERE - FREE VMWARE VMOTION FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES RUNNING ON ESXI HOSTS UNDER VMWARE HYPERVISOR (FREE) LICENSE

Extrasphere solution is a free analogue of VMware vMotion technology. Extrasphere provides unique technology of VM disks and configuration migration without downtime for a standalone VMware ESXi 5.0+ host. The migration of VM disks is totally downtime-free, while for configuration migration a very…

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CREATE VIRTUAL DATACENTER AND ADD ESXI HOST ON VCENTER SERVER

After installing vCenter it is time to add ESXi server, before adding ESXi Server there must be Virtual Datacenter created before hand, Add  Esxi server inside Virtual datacenter. Open vSphere web client, right click vCenter server and click New Datacenter, Provide the name and click Ok.

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VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER (VUM) - UPGRADE ESXI OS

Last article I configured Update manager (VM) and imported esxi ISO image. I will be updating my existing ESXi 5.5 to Esxi 6.0 using it. In the vSphere client, Select Esxi server need to be updated, This is running Esxi 5.5 as underlined, go to Update Manager tab in the right, and click attach to ad…

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VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER (VUM) - IMPORTING ESXI ISO AND CREATE UPGRADE BASELINE

VMware Update Manager manager (VUM) can be used to upgrade ESXi OS. This is very efficient way to upgrade ESXi OS, It can be automate using schedule and DRS. We can specify time when OS need to be upgraded, at the scheduled time VUM (update manager) uses (if configured DRS) to migrate VM and put it …

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PART 3.2 : VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER PLUG-IN INSTALLATION ON VSPHERE CLIENT

Once installed VMWare vSphere Update Manager, it is time to configure plug-in on vSphere client (You can configure and manage VUM only using vsphere Desktop c# client and can't be configured using vSphere web client only compliance checking is possible). Installation is very straight, Click Plug-ins…

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PART 3.1: VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS 2012 R2

This is my third article on installing installing Vmware vSphere Update Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2, Also called VUM in short used for Esxi server patching and updates, also used for virtual appliances upgrades, Virtual machine hardware upgrade and VMware Tools upgrade, It is possible to upgra…

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