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SRM and vSphere upgrade order

I’ve been getting some questions about the correct SRM and vSphere upgrade order from our customers lately. The default order of any vSphere environment is to begin with the vCenter Server of course but the more products and thus complexity you add to your environment, the upgrade order may change. In a multisite environment with external PSCs and vCenter Server Appliances you would normally upgrade all PSCs first and then the vCenter Servers. When SRM/vSphere […]

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How to upgrade NSX to version 6.4

The NSX 6.4 release was GA roughly two weeks ago so I decided to do an upgrade on my environment to see what’s new etc. I am not going into details and what’s new in 6.4 release because you can read it in the release notes. I will focus on the upgrade process which is quite straightforward as you will see. The procedure below describes an upgrade from NSX 6.3.3. Before you begin make sure […]

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My VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam experience

Last week I passed the VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam after failing it the first time some time ago. To be completely honest, I didn’t really prepare for the first exam and obviously, I failed (by 13 points). I am not going to discuss the objectives that are covered by the exam because you can find it in the exam blueprint. I also didn’t use much of the study material that you can find on the web […]

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News update from Vembu

I have received some interesting news from Vembu today. Looks like they have been quite busy in the last couple of months. Unveiling the perpetual licensing With launching the latest perpetual licensing, we look forward to availing more flexibility with the pricing. The Vembu BDR Suite which was earlier at the subscription pricing model will now be available through perpetual licensing, thereby helping IT environments fulfill their requirements that would cost less over time. Introducing […]

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Permit Project Management access only in vROps

Another interesting case in customizing vROps. I received a question from a customer who wanted to permit vROps project management feature access for a specific group of users in the Active Directory. All other vROps dashboards, views, features etc. should be disabled or not visible. To achieve this, you need to create a custom role for the group with specific permission within vROps. Permit Project Management access only In order to permit Project Management access […]

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Vembu BDR Suite Free Edition is GA!

Vembu BDR Suite Free edition is GA! Today, I’ve got some news to share with you from Vembu – release of the Vembu BDR Suite Free edition! This Vembu BDR Suite Free edition of Vembu BDR Suite was designed understanding the setbacks by any common IT Administrator. Thence making Vembu an important name in the market for a backup vendor for its enterprise-level product for SMBs. This free edition is free forever and IT administrators can […]

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Custom view based on vSphere tags in vROps

Following up on my last blog about creating custom access based on Active Directory group membership in vROps, I had another interesting case for a custom view based on vSphere tags. This time I had a request from a customer who wanted to have a read-only overview of all virtual machines that belong to a specific department. All other vROps dashboards and features should be hidden. To do this, you need to define and set […]

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Dashboard access based on group membership in vROps

The dashboard access based on group membership is a feature often requested by a lot of customers. Usually, a division or department in an organization wants to have some insight in workloads they are running on the vSphere infrastructure. On the other hand, the IT department wants to provide access for those users to see the resource consumption for their particular department. Create custom role Before you import a custom group from AD to vROps, […]