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How to upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 to version 6.0

The latest version of VMware vSphere ships with a new version of the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). Let’s have a quick look on how to upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 to version 6.0. As always, before you begin, make sure you read the vSphere 6 upgrade guide (chapter 5: Upgrading and patching the vCenter Server Appliance). Also, before you can proceed with the upgrade, you must install the VMware Client integration plug-in from the […]


How to: Install & configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance

The VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) is a new product from VMware which enables you to run a preconfigured vCenter Server as an appliance in your vSphere environment. The appliance is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and comes pre-packaged in OVF, ZIP or VMX format. This provides a low-cost alternative to the “classic” Windows based vCenter Server. The vCSA is packaged with an embedded database that supports up to 5 hosts and 50 […]