Tag: vCenter Server Appliance

Which vSphere CPU Scheduler to Choose

The release of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 brought with it a new vSphere CPU scheduler option, the Side-Channel Aware Scheduler version 2 (SCAv2) or “Sibling Scheduler.” This new scheduler can help restore some performance lost to CPU vulnerability mitigations, but...

/ May 15, 2019

HTML5 Web Client Fling: A Feature Catch-up

Flings are awesome! Have you heard about VMware’s Flings website? It’s packed with free tools (130 at the time of writing) that can make your life much easier, and it’s where a number of features are road tested before they...

/ April 30, 2019

vCenter Server Converge Tool Enhancements in vSphere 6.7 Update 2

vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2 has been announced and with this release there have been enhancements made to the vCenter Server Converge Tool. VMware has now provided a topology overview of your Platform Services Controllers (PSCs) and vCenter Servers in...

/ April 10, 2019

vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2: What’s New

Note: vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was recently announced and will soon be generally available as an update and download. The announcement of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 informed us of many new features like DRS-MM (DRS in Maintenance Mode), CPU scheduler...

/ April 5, 2019

Understanding the vCenter Server Converge Tool

Announced in November 2018, the External Platform Services Controller (PSC) is being deprecated. Previously, many customers have deployed the External PSC to take advantage of features such as Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) or PSC HA. With the removal of the...

/ February 27, 2019

Understanding vSphere Health

A new powerful feature of vSphere 6.7 is vSphere Health. vSphere Health works to identify and resolve potential issues before they have an impact on a customer’s environment. Telemetry data is collected from the vSphere environment then used to analyze...

/ January 29, 2019

External Platform Services Controller, A Thing of the Past

VMware is deprecating the external Platform Services Controller deployment model. In a future vSphere release (not update release), there will no longer be an option to deploy the external PSC The Platform Services Controller (PSC) was first introduced in vSphere...

/ November 6, 2018

Migrate to the vCenter Server Appliance

vSphere 6.7 is the final release that will include vCenter Server for Windows. VMware’s direction for vCenter Server is the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). The good news is there’s a dedicated migration tool to help customers transition to the VCSA....

/ October 31, 2018

Announcing the vSphere 6.7 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool

As part of vSphere Central we previously had a Topology and Upgrade planning tool for vSphere 6.5. It focused on common upgrade and migration paths from vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 to vSphere 6.5. With the support for Enhanced Linked Mode with...

/ October 26, 2018

What’s New in vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1

Today I’m happy to announce vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is now generally available. This release includes a single vSphere Client to manage them all. I’m referring to the HTML5 based vSphere Client, now fully featured. Also, included in this release...

/ October 18, 2018

vCenter Server Licensing Options

vCenter Server allows virtualization administrators to centrally manage and monitor their vSphere environments. Lately I’ve received several questions from customers about the different vCenter Server licensing options and what features are included with them. There are three different vCenter Server...

/ October 10, 2018

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...

/ September 19, 2018

How to change the startup setting of services in vCenter Server Appliance

With the release of vSphere 6.5, a lot of new features and capabilities such as vCenter file-based backup and restore, unified update and patching, native vCenter High Availability are added into VCSA as compared to Windows version of vCenter Server....

/ October 5, 2017

How to Copy Sysprep Files to vCenter Server Appliance

Most of us will be running the latest windows operating system such as Windows Server 2008, Windows server 2012 or Windows server 2016 in the virtual machine but even now many environments are running with an older version of windows...

/ September 15, 2017