VMware Appliances and Backup Strategies

VMware has are using a lot of Virtual Appliances to there products, but there are different backup strategies for them. I have compiled a list of some of them here and their options. Supports quiesced snapshot: Most appliances supports this, but not all, always check before usingquisced image backup. vSphere vCenter Appliance 6.0 and 6.5  6.0 : https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60 6.5 […]

VMware vSphere 6.5a and NSX for vSphere 6.3 released

VMware has released vSphere vCenter 6.5a, ESXi 6.5a and NSX for vSphere 6.3. vCenter 6.5a and ESXi 6.5a is needed for NSX 6.3. They also contains bug fixes. See release notes for vCenter 6.5a here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-vcenter-server-650a-release-notes.html See release notes for ESXi 6.5a here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-esxi-650a-release-notes.html NSX for vSphere 6.3 also has a lot of new feature and enhancements. See the […]

vSphere 6.5 Backup Interoperability

We are still waiting for the backup vendors to support vSphere 6.5. At the moment VMware VDP 6.1.3 and Veritas Backup Exec 16 has support. Veritas Backup Exec 16 does not support vSAN 6.5 (see the Software Compatibility list here: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000115689) Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3 has a limited support, see here. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116592 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 will have support and is […]

vCenter 6.5 Image Builder Stops Working after Changing Certificates

I was looking at VMware vCenter 6.5 i my lab, and wanted to change the certificate, but after change the certificate the Image Builder failed with some error. Before i change the certificate i had added some things to the Image Builder "Software Deopts". VMware HA Agent and HPE ESXi 6.5 customized image depot file. After i changed […]

vSphere 6.5 and other Released

VMware has today released the new vSPhere 6.5 and other. vSphere 6.5 What's new: vCenter Migration Tool Improved appliance management Native high availability Native backup and restore HTML5-based vSphere Client Improved Appliance Management VMware vCenter High Availability Improved vSphere Web Client vCSA includes vSphere Update Manager Improved Host Profiles Improved Auto Deploy VMware Tools version now […]

VMware Releases this Week

This Week VMware has released some new versions of there vSphere products. vSphere 6.0 Update 1b, this is mostly security, like disabling TLS1.0, and bug fixes: vCenter 6.0 Update 1b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u1b-release-notes.html ESXi 6.0 Update 1b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u1b-release-notes.html Some of the Bug fixes: Virtual machine stops responding during snapshot consolidation on ESXi 6.0 […]

VCS til VCSA Converter update

VMware has made a new version of the fling used for migration/convertion of Windows based vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance. This new version has the following improvements: Add support for Windows Server 2012R2 VC servers Allow specifying a different port for the SQL Server It can be found here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vcs-to-vcva-converter Note 1: Only works on vCenter 5.5. […]