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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 […]

Chargeback Manager

How to upgrade vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5 to version 2.6

Here is a quick-steps guide on how to upgrade the vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5 to version 2.6. In this case I will perform an in-place upgrade of vCenter Chargeback Manager which is running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine. Before we begin, let’s take a look at what’s new in vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.6. VMI Costing Enhanced CSV Reporting Delete Multiple Reports VCVA (VC with embedded vPostgres) Support Option to Remove Deleted vCD […]

Operations Manager

Upgrade vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 to version 5.8

Here is a quick steps guide on how to upgrade the vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 to version 5.8. In this case I will perform an in-place upgrade of vCenter Operations Manager. Before we begin, let’s take a look at what’s new in vCenter Operations Manager 5.8. Optimized query execution to improve performance at scale. Enhanced authentication options with new active directory integration for authentication. Improved security with upgrades to the OS and runtime environment. New […]

Upgrade

Upgrade VMware vCloud Director 5.1 to version 5.5 – Part 2

In the previous part of the vCloud Director 5.5 upgrade process, we have upgraded the vCloud Director software and the database. In this part we will continue with the upgrade process by upgrading the vShield Manager the vShield Edge Appliances and the ESXi host agent. Before you begin, download the latest vShield Manager Upgrade Bundle and not the OVA appliance from VMware. Also, you should take a snapshot of vShield Manager so that you can […]

How To

Upgrade VMware vCloud Director 5.1 to version 5.5 – Part 1

Before we jump into the upgrade process of the vCloud Director, let’s have a quick look at what’s new in version 5.5. Enhancements to the catalog, including the ability to limit access to shared catalogs, automated versioning of catalog content, and the ability to upload any type of file to the catalog. Usability improvements for vApp provisioning and life-cycle management, including the ability to customize virtual machine hardware settings when deploying vApps from templates, support […]

Auto Deploy

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 […]

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Upgrading vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5 – Part 1

The latest release of VMware vSphere (version 5.5) has been generally available for a while so it is time to look how to upgrade your vSphere 5.1 environment to vSphere 5.5. Make sure that you read and check the vSphere 5.5 Release Notes, the vSphere 5.5 upgrade guide, the Compatibility Guide and the Product Interoperability Matrix from VMware before you begin the upgrade process. Also, make sure your environment meets the software and hardware requirements. The […]

Site Recovery Manager

Upgrading VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager from 5.0 to 5.1

A little while ago VMware released vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1 together with other products and vCloud Suite. Here is a quick summary of “What’s new in SRM 5.1” and the new improvements. SRM 5.1 supports reprotect and failback with vSphere Replication. Previously, you could only perform reprotect and failback on array-based protection groups. In SRM 5.1 you can perform reprotect and failback on vSphere Replication protection groups. The SRM Server in SRM 5.1 is […]