09 janvier 2014

Upgrading vCenter Server Appliance 5.0.x/5.1 to 5.5 (2058441)

Purpose This article provides steps to upgrade vCenter Server Appliance from 5.0.x/5.1 to 5.5. Resolution Notes: vCenter Server Appliance 5.0.1, 5.1.x, and 5.5 use PostgreSQL for the embedded database, instead of IBM DB2 that was used in vCenter Server Appliance 5.0. If you use the embedded database with the vCenter Server Appliance, when you upgrade to version 5.5, the embedded IBM DB2 database is migrated to a PostgreSQL database. The configuration state of your existing database is preserved and the schema is upgraded to be... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2013

Step by Step Guide Veeam B&R 7 Upgrade

Yesterday, Veeam released Veeam Backup and Replication 7, which contains some significant improvements such as backup to tape, parallel backups (simultaneous backups with the same job), SureBackup for replicas, and more. The full list can be viewed either at http://go.veeam.com/v7 orhttp://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html?ad=men... This article provides a step by step guide for an upgrade from Veeam 6.5 to Veeam 7.  EDIT : I would like to add a Powershell script to change all compression... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2013

Watch out with Hardware Version 10 in VMware ESXi 5.5!

With VMware ESXi 5.5 and vSphere Hypervisor 5.5  it is possible to upgrade the Virtual Machine to hardware version 10. The vSphere Client cannot  edit settings of VMs that have hardware version 10. When you try to edit a hardware version 10 in the vSphere 5.5 client the following warning appear: You cannot use  the vSphere Client to edit the settings of virtual machines of version 10 or higher…….   To edit settings of a version 10 VM  you need the VMware vSphere Web Client! vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 does... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2013

Understanding ESXi Patches – Size & Patch Bundles

Patch management for ESXi is very different compared to traditional operating system patches, where incremental updates are made to the base operating system and thus increasing the disk footprint for each patch update. For the ESXi hypervisor, when a patch is applied, the entire ESXi image also known as an Image Profile is replaced. This means that each time you patch or upgrade your ESXi host, you are not adding on top of the original installation size. As part of the ESXi architecture, there are two... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2013

Upgrading the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from 5.0.x to 5.1

Happy Friday to all of our VMware KBTV fans! We have a new video for your viewing pleasure today and this video will be of specific interest to any of our vSphere vCenter Server Appliance users. This video discusses and demonstrates upgrading the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from version 5.0.x to 5.1. This tutorial is based on VMware Knowledge Base article Upgrading vCenter Server Appliance from 5.0.x to 5.1 (2033990). All of the steps performed within this video demonstration are also documented in that KB. The upgrade... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Installing or upgrading to ESXi 5.1 best practices

This presentation provides best practice information on implementing a new install or upgrading ESXi 5.1 Let us walk you through it! VMware provides several ways to install or upgrade to ESXi 5.1 hosts. For more information on this topic, refer to KB article:Installing or upgrading to ESXi 5.1 best practices (2032756). --> Please see the rest on the VMware KB TV : http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2012/09/installing-or-upgrading-to-esxi-5-1-best-practices.html
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16 septembre 2012

ALERT: vCenter Server Services hang on startup after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1

VMware has become aware of an issue where: After upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1, the VMware VirtualCenter Server service fails to start The VMware VirtualCenter Server service will not successfully stop or start. The final log in the vpxd.log file shows:CoreDump: Writing minidump You see a backtrace near the very bottom of the vpxd.log file which begins with the following: 2012-09-13T11:53:46.802+02:00 [04468 info 'vmmoVm' opID=SWI-c5103928] [VmMo::SetComputeCompatibilityDirty] vm vm-5345 is marked... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2010

vCenter Service fails after upgrade to 4.1

Run the scripts attached to the article linked below before upgrading to vCenter Server 4.1. If you have already upgraded, this article provides detailed workaround steps if you are experiencing the issue. 1026688 SymptomsVirtualCenter Service fails after upgrading to vCenter Server 4.1. You see this error in the vpxd logs:Panic: Win32 exception: Access Violation (0xc0000005)   Read (0) at address 0000000000000098   rip: 000000014071edcc rsp: 000000000419c700 rbp: 000000000419e160   rax:... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2010

Thinking of upgrading to vSphere 4.1?

Just keep in mind that certain changes from older versions should be identified before upgrading to enable a smooth transition. These are just some pointers for what should be thought about from the outset. As with most new versions of software, there are always simple things that might cause unnecessary pain. The main thing to point out is that if you upgrade your ESX or ESXi hosts to vSphere 4.1 first then you won’t be able to add them to vCenter 4.0.x or older so the best process would be to upgrade vCenter first to 4.1 as this... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2010

How to upgrade to VMware vCenter Server 4.1 using the Data Migration tool

Our first video covering vSphere 4.1 is now live. The video compliments KB article 1022137 vSphere 4.1 upgrade pre-installation requirements and considerations. and describes the process for using our Data Migration tool to upgrade VMware vCenter Server 4.1 VMware vCenter 4.1 is part of the VMware vSphere 4.1 product suite and the Data Migration tool allows you to migrate your vCenter Server 4.0 configuration, since VMware has now entirely gone to a 64-bit platform. 64-bit brings significant performance benefits, but it also... [Lire la suite]
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