Tag: vCenter 5.5

vSphere 5.5 Toolkit v1.55 Released

vSphere 5.5 Toolkit v1.55 Released

Yes, time to update my vSphere 5.5 Toolkit with a few more features and bug fixes. For those of you that need to replace your vSphere 5.5 SSL certificates, the process can be somewhat cumbersome and time consuming. While VMware has a tool to help you replace the certificates once...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 15: Install vCenter

The previous 14 installments have all been leading up to this, installing vCenter. Yes, we are finally here. In this post we install vCenter, the windows vSphere client, fix profile driven storage, and configure vCenter to support a clustered SQL database. This post is not the end of the road,...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 4: ESXi 5.5 Upgrade

In this installment of the vSphere 5.5 installation how-to series we cover upgrading ESXi hosts, VMs, and VMFS. As stated in my vCenter 5.5 upgrade post, I'm not going to do a step-by-step screenshot filled posts for upgrades. Why? Too many different deployment types for that to be widely useful. But you do need...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 3: Upgrading vCenter

Upgrades can be scary times with any enterprise product. The more your critical infrastructure relies on a particular solution, or set of solutions, the more imperative it is you fully understand and test the new product. vSphere 5.1 taught us that thorough testing cannot be skipped and you should not rush a new product...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 2: SSO Reborn

Imagine having this dream: You are in the VMware company grocery store where each isle displays a VMware product, shelves fully and neatly stocked with product. You wonder over to the isle labeled 'SSO 5.1'. To your horror you see a huge mess: SSL certs lying all over the floor, incorrectly configured...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 1: Introduction

At VMworld 2013 in San Francisco VMware unveiled vSphere 5.5, the successor to vSphere 5.1. Customers are now chomping at the bit for vSphere 5.5 upgrade information. Of great anticipation was what VMware did to the vSphere 5.1 SSO service to address common complaints. If you've been living under a rock,...

VMworld 2013: What’s new in vSphere 5.5

Twitter:#VSVC4605 This session was a fire hose of the top vSphere 5.5 features. There's a lot that's new in this release, and they've addressed many of the vSphere 5.1 SSO headaches. So if you skipped vSphere 5.1 (like I did) for production environments, then get ready for the vSphere 5.5...

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