Category: vSphere

vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Replace a vSphere Storage Appliance (5.5) 0

vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Replace a vSphere Storage Appliance (5.5)

I was troubleshooting at a customer’s site and I found out that one of the appliances for some reason is corrupt from a configuration perspective, the cluster would always see the appliance offline when...

My submissions to vSphere Design Pocketbook 0

My submissions to vSphere Design Pocketbook

I was going through my notes, and I came across the points that I had earlier submitted to the vSphere Design Pocketbook contest that was/still is a generous courtesy from PernixData. Although some of...

vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Upgrade from ESXi 5.1 to ESXi 5.5 (HP iLO4 Style) 0

vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Upgrade from ESXi 5.1 to ESXi 5.5 (HP iLO4 Style)

Obviously there must be more than one article describing how to do it but I prefer seeing things in action, so I recorded how I upgraded my lab hypervisor from ESXi 5.1 to ESXi...

VMware VSA 5.1.1.0 License Expired 0

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 ...

vSphere Tip To Toe: Reset ESXi root user password “Lost r00t o_0?” 40

vSphere Tip To Toe: Reset ESXi root user password “Lost r00t o_0?”

Hello again my friends, this time I came across a customer who seemed to be completely blunt about the root password that he have set on his ESXi servers. As you may know previously...

vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Multi Hypervisor Management from vCenter 0

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....

vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Upgrading vSphere 5.0 to 5.1 (HP’s iLO3 Style) 3

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...