Tag Archive: vCenter Server

VMware vRealize Automation 8 & More Released

For about 1.5 months ago VMware announced vRealize Automation 8 which I wrote about here and yesterday, 2019-10-17, it was finally released. I have yet to download, install and verify if it is an on-premises version of vRealize Automation Cloud as stated during the announcements. Important: Picture borrowed from VMware official web site. Per the release …

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Upgrade VMware vCenter Server Appliance Via VAMI

If I’m not completely mistaken VMware introduced the Update vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) using the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface (VAMI) in vSphere 6.0 U1 but don’t hold that against me. Anyway this post will tell you how to go about performing the update which is really simple to do. Just follow the below process …

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Remediate ESXi Hosts Via vSphere Update Manager Not Working

After upgrading VMware vCenter Server to version 6.7 U2c I ran into a problem with vSphere Update Manager (VUM) when trying to both Check Compliance and Remediate ESXi hosts. After clicking the CHECK COMPLIANCE shown in the above figure I got error: “VMware vSphere Update Manager had an unknown error. Check the events and log …

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VMware vRealize Automation 8 Announced

VMware announced VMware vRealize Automation 8.0 during VMworld meaning we are out of the 7.X release train. As many of us predicted this release will be built on, same code base, as the existing vRealize Automation Cloud which is a Software As A Service (SaaS) released yearly 2019. The difference between vRealize Automation and vRealize …

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VMware vSphere 6.7 U3 Released

A few days ago, 2019-08-21, VMware released vSphere 6.7 Update 3. No specific Swedish related updated this time but there are a few quite interesting stuff anyway 🙂 There are some new features and many resolved issues. New features includes: You can change Primary Network Identifier (PNID) of your vCenter Server Appliance. Includes changes to …

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Can’t Login To VMware vCenter Server 6.7

When nothing else is working – Reboot picture borrowed from cartoonstock.com just wanted to quickly share a really strange behaviour I ran in to yesterday, 2019-05-08, with a VMware vCenter Server version 6.7 U1b. I was not able to login to my vCenter Server via: SSH even though is was enabled The VMware Appliance Management …

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VMware vRealize Automation 7.6 & More Released

Last week, 2019-04-11, VMware released a new version of vRealize Automation (vRA), formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) meaning the latest & greatest vRealize Automation version is now 7.6.0. Improvements and or new functionality in all the below following areas: Network You can configure both NSX-T & NSX-V to same vCenter Server endpoint meaning …

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VMware vSphere 6.7 U2 Released

Yesterday, 2019-04-11, VMware release an updated to VMware vSphere 6.7 meaning the latest and greatest release is now VMware vSphere 6.7. U2 and finally the following important functionality is added…. vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2 adds support for a Swedish keyboard in the vSphere Client and VMware Host Client Now on to the other less …

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VMware vCenter Server 6.7 U1b Released

Almost exactly 3 months after VMware released vSphere 6.7 U1 an update for vCenter Server, version 6.7 U1b, had been released as of 2019-01-18. This is a bug fix release and includes some critical fixes, including e.g:  If you remove a Virtual Machine (VM) folder from the inventory using the vSphere Client, formerly known as the …

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VMware vSphere 6.7 U1 Released

Yesterday, 2018-10-16, VMware released vSphere 6.7 U1 which includes updates for their two most famous products: ESXi vCenter Server There are a lot of resolved issues in this release and some nice new features as well: New features that are relevant to quite a few of my existing customers are included in number 1-6 below: …

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VMware vRealize Orchestrator Appliance 7.5 Released

A few days ago, 2018-04-20, VMware released a new version of vRealize Orchestrator Appliance (vRO), formerly known as vCenter Orchestrator (vCO), meaning the latest and greatest vRealize Orchestrator version is now 7.5 (7.5.0) There are some really good news in this release and the below once are the most critical from my point of view: …

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VMware vRealize Automation 7.5 Released

Yesterday, 2018-04-20, VMware released a new version of vRealize Automation (vRA), formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) meaning we have reached vRealize Automation version 7.5.0. I wrote a short blog post about the vRealize Automation 7.5 announcement back in August 2018 which you can read here Improvements and or new functionality in all the below …

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VMware vCenter Server 6.7.0c Released

Three days ago, 2018-07-26, VMware released a patch to vCenter Server 6.7 meaning the newest release is now 6.7.0c. There are no new features included but a few resolved issues that I have seen in the field which is good: A vCenter Server Appliance using DNSSEC enabled DNS server might fail to upgrade vSphere Update …

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VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U2 & ESXi 6.5 U2 Released

Yesterday, 2018-05-03, VMware released an update to vSphere 6.5 meaning the latest release is now vSphere 6.5 Update 2. This is little more than two weeks since the vSphere 6.7 release and some features from vSphere 6.7 are backported to 6.5 U2. The most important things is vCenter Server single instance solution meaning no more …

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VMware vSphere 6.7 Released

Two days ago, 2018-04-17, VMware released a new version of vSphere meaning the latest and greatest version is now 6.7. The core of VMware vSphere is and has always been the management tool vCenter Server and the hypervisor ESXi (which was ESX initially). The best enhancement in the VMware vCenter Server 6.7 release is that …

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Migrate Windows vCenter Server 6.0 to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5

A few weeks back I did my first production environment migration of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Windows version to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5. I have tested this in customer lab and in my home lab before so it was not a new experience. Since the source vCenter Server used an Embedded Platform Service Controller (PSC) …

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