Migrate to VCSA 6.0
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Migrate vCenter 5.5 with external SSO to VCSA 6.0 with external PSC

In the last weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of migrations to vSphere 6.0 for our customers and most of them were migration to the vCenter Server Appliance version 6.0 using the migration tool. This post is the first one in the migration series I am starting and I am kicking off with how to migrate vCenter 5.5 with external SSO to VCSA 6.0 with external PSC. Note – If you are still running on […]


VMworld 2017 US and Europe dates and locations change!

Hi all! Yesterday evening I received the following information from VMware marketing. VMware is pleased to confirm the following dates/locations related to VMworld US and VMworld Europe in 2017.  VMworld US Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas August 27 – August 31, 2017 VMworld Europe Fira Gran Via Barcelona, Spain September 11 – September 14, 2017 Mark your calendar guys! Cheers! 🙂 – Marek.Z

vSphere 6.5

What’s new in vSphere 6.5

As of today 18 October 2016, the VMware vSphere 6.5 has been officially announced at VMWorld Europe! VMware vSphere will continue the innovations in the industry-leading virtualization platform from VMware. That’s some exciting news right? Great! Let’s jump right in to what’s new! There a some really cool new features added in this release. What’s new in vSphere 6.5 vCenter Server Appliance Enhanced vCenter Install, Upgrade, Patch: Streamlined user experience while deploying, upgrading and patching […]


New Product from Devolutions: Introducing Wayk Now Beta

I’ve got some great news for you today from our friends at Devolutions! A new product called Wayk Now is being launched in the upcoming weeks. What’s Wayk Now? Using Wayk Now, you can take control of a remote computer, or allow an authorized user to take control of your computer. Wayk Now will soon become available as a first Beta version of the software which will be released in the next weeks. Walk Now […]

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How to enable hidden Power Metrics in vROps 6

According to vROps 6 Reference Guide, page 47, table 1-56, the Power Metrics for the Cluster Compute Resource are still included in vROps so they should be available from the object selector. Unfortunately, they are not. As by design, the Power Metrics are hidden in vROps 6. To unhide them, follow this simple procedure. Enable hidden Power Metrics in vROps 6 Open the vROps admin page and log in with the Admin account. From the […]

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How to exclude ESXi host from vROps licensing

Excluding a ESXi host form vROps licensing and thus preventing it from being monitored is not a good idea in general. However, there are some use cases where you would like to exclude ESXi host from vROps monitoring. One case I came across recently is one where a customer used a migration host to move VM’s from one environment to another. The vROps license was overused and an alert was triggered in vROps. To prevent […]

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How to create custom vROps group based on tags

Personally, I love tags in the vCenter Server. Tags makes objects more sortable and searchable in the vCenter Server and other solutions as vROps. For example, you can create custom vROps groups based on tags. Let’s have a quick look how to create this in vROps. I assume you already have your categories and tags in place. I’ve created a category called “VDI Desktops” and a tag called “Virtual Desktop” which is assigned to all […]

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How to create custom vROps groups based on vCenter Server folder

A quick post on how to create custom vROps groups based on the vCenter Server folders this time. It is a nice feature in vROps that lets you (dynamically) categorize your objects and display the data collected from those objects in dashboards and views according to the way you define the data to appear. Create custom vROps groups based on vCenter Server folder Open a web browser and navigate to your vROps user interface. Login […]