Category Archives: vSphere Client

VMware VSA 5.1.1.0 License Expired

Well today a customer called screaming out that the VSA’s license has expired (although the key’s were installed upon installation),  so I logged in to vCenter via vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client and  a nice “Expired” can be noticed. Note that the environment is still up and running and all the virtual machines that… Read More »

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vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Multi Hypervisor Management from vCenter

Here we are, in a vast virtual cloud where you might come across an environment that has a mixture of hypervisors, VMware has a solution for managing this mixture via the vCenter Server console. I’m going to show on how to install the plugin, and connect a Hyper-V server to it. First you can download… Read More »

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Issues when Upgrading from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.x

Lately I had a little project where I had to upgrade a VMware Infrastructure from 4.1 to 5.x along all went well, I did vCenter then the vSphere Client and finally I went for the ESX hosts. For product manageability purposes I did both via update manager and did an in place upgrade directly while… Read More »

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vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Upgrading vSphere 5.0 to 5.1 (HP’s iLO3 Style)

Well, we’re upfront again and we have something to update after working hours =). Without any further delay, mainly I’m going to state on how to upgrade your vCenter installation along with its components but when it comes to ESXi upgrade I actually used a pretty cool feature that is found on HP’s servers within… Read More »

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vSphere 5.0 Tip To Toe: Install SRM 5.0 and Configure vSphere Replication (The Imageless Reference)

After spending a couple of days with the company of the beloved Site Recovery Manager 5 from VMware I have a come across a fact that I really should honor this product and write something about it as it was very delightful and very exciting to work with. At all levels SRM 5 is quite… Read More »

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vSphere 5.0 Tip to Toe: Basic ESXi 5.0 Configuration

Commencing from where we left, now that our ESXi 5.0 hypervisor is up and running we’ll need to do some initial configuration before we can connect to it using the vSphere Client. 1- Go to your console, and press F2 this will prompt you to for root user’s authentication, once you’ve authenticated you’ll have to… Read More »

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