Category: vSphere 5.5

Critical ESXi 5.5 Patch Released

Hot off the presses is a critical patch for ESXi 5.5, dated March 7, 2015. This addresses two VSAN patches: Upgrading from VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201502001 (Build 2456374) or VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201501001 (Build 2403361) to vSphere 6.0 might result in VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) Data...

vSphere 5.5 Update 2 Released

Hot off the digital presses is vSphere 5.5 Update 2. This is a minor update, but with some important supported database updates. It's great to see SQL Server 2014 now supported. I'm in fact surprised they supported SQL 2014 so fast, so kudos to VMware. Now if we can only...

vSphere 5.5 Toolkit Updated

This weekend I did a minor update to my VMware vSphere 5.5 SSL Toolkit script. It's now at v1.59. I updated the OpenSSL download to use 0.9.8.zb, and also added a primitive PowerShell 3.0 check. PowerShell 3.0 and higher has always been required, but now I try and check for...

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1c Out

A few days ago VMware released a minor update to vCenter to bring it up to vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1c. The update applies to both the Windows and vCenter Server appliance deployment models. If you are using vCloud Automation Center (vCAC), then you will want this update. Update 1c...

VMware vSphere 5.5 Toolkit v1.58 Live

VMware vSphere 5.5 Toolkit v1.58 Live

As many of you know, one of my passions throughout my IT career has been security. Having worked in the Federal Government space for most of my career, making sure solutions are secure is always a top priority. Securing your VMware infrastructure is very important, and one of the primary...

Nesting Hyper-V 2012 R2 on ESXi 5.5

Since joining Nutanix I've had the opportunity to get exposed to Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2, as our platform supports the three most common hypervisors: VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, and KVM. I'm now embarking on writing some Hyper-V guides for Nutanix, and wanted a way to leverage my existing ESXi 5.5 Nutanix...

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Veeam Best Practices for VMware on Nutanix

Note: This article has been significantly updated on 4/18/14 with new information, in a great collaborative effort with Luca Dell'Oca (@dellock6) from Veeam. The official whitepaper can be downloaded here. The goal of the joint whitepaper between Veeam and Nutanix is to help customers deploy Veeam Backup & Replication v7 on...

VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 Released

Hot off the presses is VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1. Unlike prior "update" releases which are mostly bug fixes, this update packs more of a punch. Full vCenter release notes can be found here. ESXi 5.5 Update 1 release notes are here. What's New: vCloud Hybrid Services vSphere client plug-in...

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