Category: vCSA

vCSA 6.5 disks sizes

Here is a list of all sizes of vCenter (vCSA) 6.5  deployments, all disks are in GB, if nothing else is specified. vCPUs and Memory is not listed. This list i made from vCSA 6.5 Update 1e. vCenter with embedde PSC and disk size = Default. Harddisk Mount Tiny Small Medium Large X-Large Harddisk 1 / /boot SWAP  12  12…

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By Allan Kjaer January 31, 2018 0

Downsize storage on vCSA 6.5

I have been upgrading some vCenter Appliances 6.0 too 6.5 and in the process they had to be deployed with x-Large storage, But they don't need that. But this size was the only available during upgrade, because some disks was extended. I could have forced the upgrade with other size choices with the CLI options and forced to use…

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By Allan Kjaer January 30, 2018 0

vCenter 6.5 Update 1e, 6.0 Update 3d and 5.5 Update 3g Released

VMware released new security updated vCenter server,  There are also new patches for the ESXi server. This updated version of vCenter Server provides part of the hypervisor-assisted guest remediation of CVE-2017-5715 for guest operating systems. For important details on this remediation, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0004. The ESXi patches are also required. See release notes here for: 6.5 U1e: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-65u1e-release-notes.html 6.0…

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By Allan Kjaer January 9, 2018 0

VMware vCenter 6.5 Update 1b released, and Other

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1b, this is a bug and security fix version. See the release notes her: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/65/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-65u1b-release-notes.html vSphere Replicator VMware has also released vSphere Replicator 6.5.1.1, this is a bug fix release. See the release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vSphere-Replication/6.5/rn/vsphere-replication-651-release-notes.html#6.5.1.1 App Volume: VMware has also released App Volume 2.13. What's new: Support for concurrent AppStack assignment…

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By Allan Kjaer October 27, 2017 0

Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance

With the announcement that the Windows version of vCenter will be discontinued, VMware will now release monthly Security for the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (vCSA) Photon OS. See the official aaniuncement here: https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2017/09/monthly-security-patch-program-vcenter-server-appliance-vcsa.html The first one was released for 2 days ago. Here is a link to the documentation for vCSA Photon OS security patches: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vcenter-server-appliance-photonos-security-patches.html Future hopes: I…

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By Allan Kjaer September 23, 2017 0

3 Announcement from VMware before VMworld

VMware has announced that the next number version (not update) will be the last version to have a Window vCenter version, vSphere Web Client (Adobe Flash) and support for old Linux style /O drivers. vCenter on Windows VMware introduced the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) back in version 5.0. I did not use vCSA version 5.0 and 5.1 at…

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By Allan Kjaer August 29, 2017 0

VMware vSphere 6.5 update 1 and more Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1, ESXi 6.5 Update 1, vSAN 6.6.1, Replication 6.5.1, Site Recovery Manager 6.5.1, and VMware Tools 10.1.10. This means that we now can upgrade from vSphere 6.0 update 3 to vSphere 6.5. vCenter 6.5 Update 1 What's new: You can run the vCenter Server Appliance GUI and CLI installers on Microsoft…

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By Allan Kjaer July 28, 2017 0

VMware vCenter 6.5c Released

This is a security fix for vCenter 6.5a, addressing remote code execution vulnerability due the use of BlazeDS to process AMF3 messages See the full release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-vcenter-server-650c-release-notes.html

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By Allan Kjaer April 14, 2017 0

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…

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By Allan Kjaer March 4, 2017 0

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…

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By Allan Kjaer February 3, 2017 0