Tag Archive: vSphere 6.0

In Next Major vSphere Release VMware Plans to Deprecate……..

As you might have seen over the last couple of days VMware has announced that a few components and or features will be deprecated in the next major release of vSphere. The next release of vSphere will be a terminal release and the information in this blog post does not apply. vCenter Server for Windows …

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Manage vSphere Virtual Machines in Nutanix PRISM

With the Nutanix AOS 5.0 release it is now possible to manage VMware vSphere ESXi based virtual machines (VMs) via Nutanix PRISM. VM management is controlled via the VM section in PRISM which you’ll reach by: Selecting VM in the main drop down menu Click Table and you’ll see all the VMs in table format. Both …

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VMware vCenter Server 6.0 U3 & ESXi 6.0 U3 released

A few days ago, 2017/02/24, VMware released vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3 and ESXi 6.0 Update 3. Both vCenter Server 6.0 U3 and ESXi 6.0 U3 now includes upport for TLS v 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2. For ESXi it is enabled by default and can be configurable with 6.0 U3. For vCenter Server 6.0 U3 the …

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Change ESXi password complexity policy

The other week i was asked by a customer to change passwords for all service accounts in their environment and this includes but not limited to IPMI admin account, ESXi host root account, Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) nutanix account vCenter Server administrator@vsphere.local account Based on existing customer password requirements for ESXi hosts, 16 characters including only …

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Heads up! LUNs attached to VMware vSphere 6.0 hosts may remain in APD Timeout state

28 July VMware released a knowledgeable article describing a problem with ESXi 6.0 and the All Path Down (APD). The problem is that a LUN that have experienced an APD state never exist the APD state and the LUN is not accessible from the ESXi host even though the connection between the ESXi host and the …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – VM Component Protection

During the past weeks i have received a couple of questions about the VM Component Protection (VMCP) feature introduced in vSphere 6.0. The VMCP feature adds another layer of protection for the virtual machines since you can configure different behaviours for different storage related problem such as All Path Down (APD) and Permanent Device Loss (PDL). I know …

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vSphere 6.0 – Performance Best Practices Guide Released

This is just a very short blog post but i know that a lot of you have been waiting for the content/topic of this one. VMware recently released an updated version of their popular Performance Best Practices guide and this version addresses vSphere 6.0. You can download the pdf here and by doing so you …

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Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6.0 via Nutanix PRISM

So one of the cool things with the Nutanix PRISM interface is that more and more software components can be managed from this single interface. I created a post a while back where i showed how we can easily upgrade the Nutanix Operating System and you can fint it here. This blog will be about …

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vSphere 6.0 Security Hardening Guide

Yesterday, 2015-06-15, VMware released the vSphere 6.0 security hardening guide. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this one so it’s nice that it’s now available. As usual, read through the doc (excel document) and find out the security hardening configuration required for your company and /or your customer. Download the vSphere 6.60 …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – Configuration maximums

Just a very short blog post with some of the vSphere 6.0 maximums. Most of my customers does not even come close to the vSphere 5.5 configuration maximums but a few of them were pretty close considering they run some pretty intensive workloads and large cloud environments. One thing that has been discussed as a potential …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – Multi Site Content Library

This is the third part of the new vSphere 6.0 improvements and or new features blog series. The first part covered the vMotion improvements and can be found here and the second part covered the vSphere Fault Tolerance feature and can be found here. VMware vSphere 6.0 documentation page including release notes, installation documents, upgrade documents, component …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – Fault Tolerance

This is the second part of the new vSphere 6.0 improvements and or new features blog series. The first part covered the vMotion improvements and can be found here. VMware vSphere 6.0 documentation page including release notes, installation documents, upgrade documents, component documentation and so on can be found here. This part of the blog series …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – vMotion

There are a ton of new features and improved features in the release of vSphere 6.0 and my intention is not to go through all of them and make yet another release note copy. VMware has put together a vSphere 6.0 documentation page that includes all the information you require in terms of release notes, …

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