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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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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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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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 […]

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Important information for vSphere 6.5 upgrade

Important infromation before upgrading to vSphere 6.5: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147548 Upgrade sequence for vSphere 6.5: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147289 Also remember to check for other third party integration for there support of vSphere 6.5, like backup / Virtual Desktop / Management / Operations / Hypervisor intergrated Antivirus / and other. Remember to check the hardware comparability guide for hardware support: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php Note: My colleague Brian […]

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vCSA 6.0 Update 2 and vCSA Update 2M CIP not compatible

The vSphere Client Integration Plugin (CIP) from the vCSA Update 2M (Migration) is not compatible, i was installing a new vCSA today, and it failed when trying to login to the ESXi host for the deployment. After a little troubleshooting I downgraded the vSphere Client Integration Plugin til the older one from vCSA 6.0 Update 2, and it worked […]

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vCSA 6.0 update 1 Error “503 service Unavailable”

Today I had a call from a customer that could not get into there vCenter. When they opened the web backup https://vCenter.domain.local they got this message: 503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x7f32a40624c0] _serverNamespace = / _isRedirect = false _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/vpxd-webserver-pipe) This i normal during restart of the vCSA or vCenter server. but […]

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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. […]

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vCenter database problem during upgrade to 6.0 Update 1

I was upgrading a vCenter from 5.5 Update 2e  to 6.0 Update 1. The first thing i did was to convert there vCenter 5.5  from Windows version to vCSA 5.5, and that went good after some certificate replacement. Then I tried to upgrade the vCSA 5.5 to vCSA 5.0 Update but, during the checks that done on the old vCSA […]

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