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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 vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8

Some time ago VMware announced vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 at VMworld U.S. which I covered in my previous blog post. Now that the binaries are available, let’s have a look on how to upgrade vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8. Before you begin make sure you read and check the following: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Release Notes Site Recovery Manager Installation and Configuration Guide (especially chapter 6 – Upgrading Site Recovery […]

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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 upgrade vCloud Connector 2.5 to version 2.6

Here is a quick-steps guide on how to upgrade the vCloud Connector 2.5 to version 2.6. In this case I will perform an in-place upgrade of vCloud Connector Server and Nodes running on vSphere. Before we begin, let’s take a look at what’s new in vCloud Connector 2.6. Removal of Licensing Requirements Copy Validation Guest Customization option for deployment Network connection mode for deployment For full description of the new features and fixed bugs, please […]

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 […]

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How to upgrade vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7 to version 5.8

Here is a quick-steps guide on how to upgrade the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7 to version 5.8. In this case I will perform an in-place upgrade of vCenter Infrastructure Navigator. Before we begin, let’s take a look at what’s new in vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.8. vCenter Infrastructure Navigator now works with vSphere Web Client versions 5.5 and 5.1. You can customize vCenter Hyperic agent profiles that you can then select when deploying the agent on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]