Category: VMware

Automating Upgrade of VMware Tools and VM Compatibility

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

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Telegraf 1.8 brings vSphere Metrics to Wavefront

Abstract Thanks to a code contribution from VMware, version 1.8 of the Telegraf metric collector fully supports pulling metrics from vSphere. Since Telegraf is the underlying metric collector for many of the metric sources available to Wavefront, this brings the full set of vSphere metrics to Wavefront. In this article we will discuss why this

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vSphere Upgrade Series Part 6: Upgrading vSphere Networking

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

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Self-Driving all the way to the Host? Oh yeah Host Based Placement!

As you hopefully saw in my first blog, vRealize Operations 7.0 is the key to your new self-driving driving datacenter!  If you missed it you can read it HERE.  Enjoy!  But that’s not the end of the self-driving story.  You can now drive your business intent (license enforcement, SLAs, compliance, etc) all the way down to

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Cloud Automation Services – Cloud Assembly Technical Overview

Vipul Shah from VMware’s Cloud Management Business Unit recently published a blog announcing the initial availability of Cloud Automation Services at VMworld. This was a great introduction to our Software as a Service based automation focused group of products. I wanted to spend a bit of time diving into them in a bit more detail

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Start Running a Self-Driving Datacenter – vRealize Operations 7.0 Workload Optimization!

vRealize Operations 7.0 is the key to your new self-driving driving datacenter!  Going self-driving will save you time and money, reduce your number of fire-drill headaches and make you look like a superstar to your bosses.  To turn on self-driving you need to enable workload optimization which lets you automate the business and operational intent in

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vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.0 – What’s new

We are very excited about the latest release of vRealize Lifecycle Manager that went GA on September 20, 2018. Along side vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager we updated several of our key products in our Cloud Management space. vRealize Automation 7.5 – YAY New UI vRealize Business for Cloud 7.5 vRealize Code Stream 2.4.1 vRealize Operations

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vRealize Automation 7.5 Released! Look at that Interface!

I remember when I was younger, I was a big player of video games; especially online ones (you all can probably guess which…). I remember my favorite time was always patch week. It was always like getting a new game with so much more to see and do. Now that I am a grown up

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We heard you: VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon 6.6 is here with VMware vRealize Operations 6.7!

We heard you: VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon 6.6 is here with VMware vRealize Operations 6.7! It’s a fascinating time for vRealize Operations admirers!  We announced vRealize Operations 7.0  some time back. Today, we are also excited to announce the support readiness of vRealize Operations for Horizon version 6.6 with vRealize Operations version 6.7. VMware

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Announcing General Availability of vRealize Suite 2018 & vCloud Suite 2018!

VMware vRealize Suite 2018 and vCloud Suite 2018, the industry leading cloud management platform is now available for download. As announced at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, VMware’s cloud management platform is further helping IT deliver developer-friendly infrastructure from any cloud with secure and consistent operations. The new vRealize Suite 2018 includes: vRealize Automation 7.5 vRealize

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Network Insight September 2018 Release Technical Overview

The September release of Network Insight brings a number of great new features focused on NSX-T, Pinboard personalization and sharing, a new SaaS datacenter location, page Auto-refresh, and a number of other new features.  For this post, I’ll provide an overview of the top new features available in this release.   VMware is providing expanded

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vSphere Upgrade Series Part 5: Upgrading VMFS Storage

• 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

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This Baby is Loaded! What’s New with vRealize Operations 7.0 Technical Overview

It has arrived, and we are officially in a new era with vRealize Operations 7.0 which brings advancements in Self-Driving Operations to VMware customers running private, public and hybrid cloud environments.  The party was just getting started when we improved the capacity engine in the 6.7 release.  In 7.0, you can now put your self-driving

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What does End of General Support mean?

On September 19th, vSphere 5.5 exited its general support phase and moved into something called “Technical Guidance”. In response to this, many have already moved to a newer release of the vSphere 6.x line. Whether it be for compatibility concerns or a reasonable wariness of touching what’s not broken, there are several of us who

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Upgrading Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server via the CLI Installer

The first topic we will cover in our Automating your vSphere Upgrade series is updating our core infrastructure. Upgrading Platform Services Controller(PSC)  and vCenter Server via the CLI installer. In our workshops one of the common things I hear is that most folks aren’t using the CLI based tools that have been included in the installer.

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Introduction to Automating Your vSphere Upgrade

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

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vSphere Upgrade Series Part 4: Upgrading VMware Tools and VM Compatibility

Welcome back to the vSphere Upgrade Blog for the next piece of our Upgrade Journey. We began in Part 1 of this blog series by reviewing our prerequisites & compatibility, gathering our data. In Part 2 we upgraded vCenter Server & migrated VUM from vSphere 6.0 Update3 to 6.7. Part 3 guided us through preparing

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Just Two Weeks Left Before vSphere 5.5 Reaches End Of General Support (EOGS)

We would like to remind you that the End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. Note that by upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7 you not only get all

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VMware vCloud Availability for Cloud to Cloud 1.5 is announced! What’s New?

I am excited to announce that vCloud Availability for Cloud to Cloud 1.5 (vCAv-C2C) will be released for VMware Cloud Providers at end of September. This has been a long and fruitful journey between strategic design partners and our internal … Continue reading

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Security Compliance – Pre-configure your vApp firewall rules inside vCloud Director using NSX DFW (Part 1 of 2)

This is a joint blog series with Wissam Mahmassani  Today, we will be discussing pre-configured firewall rules for vApps inside of vCloud Director (vCD). Recently, I received a request from a new provider that wants to deploy a specific vApp … Continue reading

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