Hmm.... it's not even VMworld yet and VMware decide to make 2 big-ish announcements. Although tbh, since vSphere 6.5 was released these 2 announcements have long been coming! Finally, after loads of speculation, VMware had announced that vCenter Server for Windows and the Flash-based vSphere web client is to be deprecated with the launch of … Continue reading Goodbye vCenter Server for Windows and Flash-based vSphere web client!
So post VMworld, I wrote a long article about what's new for vSphere 6.5 which I was hoping would be published on SearchVMware.com.... unfortunately I'm still waiting on it to be published, last I heard the article was too long and they were splitting it up into two articles! ¬_¬" Anyways, whilst I wait for … Continue reading vSphere/vCenter 6.5 released
Last year I blogged about the vCS to vCSA converter tool that VMware Labs released as a fling and how I had used it to pretty much convert all my lab vCenters (all bar one) to vCSAs..... since then I've been following the releases and a few months ago I noticed the Fling was deprecated (ie … Continue reading vCenter Server Migration Tool: vSphere 6.0 Update 2m
So it's all happening this week with this upgrade/clean up of the MTI solution centre!! =) Upon finishing all the upgrades and reconfiguring vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager, I noticed the DR vCSA was a bit unresponsive.... taking ages to log into Web Client (sometimes it didn't even get that far) - signing into … Continue reading vCenter Server Appliance – filesystem out of space
I've been upgrading my company's solution centre to vSphere/vCenter 6.0 update 2 the past week and noticed that I was having issues logging into the vCenter Server Appliances I had deployed. It was a strange issue because I could log into the Windows vCenter Server I had deployed in my primary cluster, but couldn't log into the … Continue reading Cannot connect to vCenter Server via vSphere Client – timeout
I've been so busy the past week or so that I totally forgot to post up a link to an article I wrote for SearchVMware regarding the recent announcement of the end of the C# Client! http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/VMware-focuses-on-the-future-with-vSphere-HTML5-Web-Client Enjoy....
So there's a known bug where upgrading vCSA via the VAMI freezes at 70%.... I was doing a mass upgrade of all my vCSAs in the demo environment at work, and all of them got stuck at 70%. After reading the Release Notes for 6.0U1b, it turns out it's a known issue: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u1b-release-notes.html New In the … Continue reading Known bug with upgrading vCSA via VAMI
The other day I had to pull off the SSL certs for the vCSA and I was struggling to connect to the appliance even after enabling SSH and Bash shell access from within the VAMI. Turns out a bit more configuration is required before you can connect to the vCSA via SCP and this is mainly … Continue reading vCenter Server Appliance & WinSCP
One of the plus points with upgrading your vCenter Server Appliance to 6.0 update 1 is the fact that VMware have re-introduced the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI). This was one of my bug-bears with 6.0... how any sort of administration/configuration work required you to access the vCSA shell! Recently after upgrading a customers vCSA … Continue reading Unable to connect to VAMI after upgrading the vCSA
So now that VMware have released their latest updates, I thought it would be a good time to upgrade my demo environment. Whilst I’ve carried out numerous upgrades/patches on previous releases of the vCSA, I’ve not yet carried one out for the vCSA 6.0. BTW, I’ve previously documented my vCSA upgrades, so pop along to these … Continue reading Upgrading vCenter Server Appliance to 6.0 update 1