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vSphere C# client is dead, now what?!

Today (18-05,2016), VMware officially announced the following about the vSphere C# client: “The vSphere C# client will no longer be available with the next release of vSphere” While VMware has been signalling this transition over the past few vSphere releases and this isn’t necessarily a new direction, VMware have not made an official  statement regarding the EOL of vSphere C# client. The C# client will continue to be available with all supported version of vSphere. This means all 5.x and 6.0 […]

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How to upgrade vSphere 5.5 to version 6.0 – Part 2

In the previous part of the upgrade vSphere 5.5 to version 6.0 mini-series, we upgraded the vCenter Server, vSphere Client and the Update Manager. In this article we will proceed with the upgrade process of the remaining vSphere 6 components. Upgrade ESXi hosts Just like in the previous version of vSphere, there a several different methods for upgrading your ESXi hosts. This includes: vSphere Update Manager Interactive Upgrade using the ESXi installer ISO or USB […]

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How to upgrade vSphere 5.5 to version 6.0 – Part 1

The latest release of VMware vSphere (version 6.0) has been generally available for a while now so it is time to look how to upgrade vSphere 5.5 environment to version 6.0. Before you begin, make sure that you read the vSphere 6 upgrade guide, the vSphere 6 release notes, the Hardware and Guest OS Compatibility Guide and the Product Interoperability Matrix from VMware before you start the upgrade process. Also, make sure your environment meets […]

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Upgrading vSphere Replication to version 5.8

According to the vSphere Replication version 5.8 release notes, you cannot upgrade vSphere Replication from version 5.5.x or 5.6 to version 5.8 by using the vSphere Update Manager or the VMware Update Repository from the VAMI of the vSphere Replication Appliance. To upgrade your vSphere Replication Appliance to version 5.8 you must use a ISO image that is provided by VMware and manually update the appliance. This said, here is a quick how-to on upgrading […]

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How To Install and Configure vSphere App HA – Part 3

In the two previous parts, we installed and configured the vSphere App HA so it is now up and running. Time for some testing! In my setup, I have a Windows 2003 virtual machine running Microsoft SQL Server. Before we can protect the VM we must install the Hyperic Agent first. Install Hyperic Agent Download the appropriate Hyperic Agent installation file from VMware first. Execute the EXE file, in my case vCenter-hyperic-hqee-agent-5.8.1.exe. Click Next on […]

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How To Install and Configure vSphere App HA – Part 1

The last couple of days I’ve been playing around with vSphere App HA in my home lab, so here is a small series on how to install and configure vSphere App HA version 1.1. Before we begin let’s have a look at what vSphere App HA actually is. vSphere App HA is a feature that complements the functionality of VMware vSphere High Availability with application-level monitoring and automated remediation. App HA improves application uptime through […]

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vSphere Auto Deploy – Quick start guide

At the time of this writing, I am preparing for my VCAP5-DCA exam. I saw the “Objective 9.2 – Install ESXi Hosts Using Auto Deploy” in the exam blueprint and decided to write a quick steps guide for future reference. In my lab, I have a vCenter Server installed with all components including a TFTP server running on Windows Server 2012. My domain controller with DNS and DHCP enabled is also running on Windows Server […]

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Upgrading vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5 – Part 2

In the previous part we upgraded Single Sign-On, vSphere Web Client, vCenter Inventory Service and vCenter Server components using Simple Installer. In this part we will proceed with the upgrade of the remaining vSphere components which must be done manually. Remaining upgrade steps Upgrade vSphere Client Upgrade vSphere Update Manager Upgrade vSphere ESXi Dump Collector (optional) Upgrade vSphere Syslog Collector (optional) Upgrade vSphere Auto Deploy (optional) Upgrade ESXi hosts Upgrade vSphere Client Open the VMware […]