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 […]

Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

Upgrading vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.5

As you all know, the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that helps you to plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site. The latest release of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 has been generally available for a while so it is time to have a closer look on how to upgrade your SRM […]

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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 […]

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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 […]