I decided to upgrade my home lab‘s vcenter 5.5 to 6.0 few days ago and what I thought would be a straight forward process turned into a 3 days of researching and scratching my head as to what was wrong with the upgrade and more troubling, what was I doing wrong? I knew that with… Continue reading How to Fix vCenter 5.5 upgrade to 6.0 VCSServiceManager failed with error code 1603?
A new VMware ESX 5.1 Patch is available as of February 27, 2014. Issues resolved in this patch: ESXi host might lose network connectivity when the network heap memory, netGPheap, is exhausted, resulting from a known memory leak. In the vmkernel.log file you see entries similar to: “Heap: 2525: Heap netGPHeap already at its maximum… Continue reading General Availability of VMware ESXi 5.1 Patch
Cloud Computing West 2013 Infinitely Virtual, a leading provider of Cloud Server computing services, today announced that it has completed a comprehensive system-wide infrastructure upgrade, an overhaul aimed at enhancing one of the industry’s most sophisticated virtualization environments. With its innovative approach to virtualization, Infinitely Virtual provides aggressively-priced options that competitors simply cannot meet. “Our… Continue reading Infinitely Virtual Upgrades Infrastructure System-wide, Boosting Performance, Reliability, Flexibility
This how-to will go through steps on upgrading virtual Distributed Switch in VMware vSphere 5.1. I wanted to test and enable some of the new features in the new Vmware vSphere 5.1, particularly those related to VDS, such as LACP and Health check so decided to perform an upgrade on vDS in my home virtualization… Continue reading How to upgrade VMware VDS using vSphere Web Client 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.1 is now released and available for download. Customers who have purchased VMware vSphere 5.1 can download their relevant installation package from the product download tab below. Looking to upgrade from vSphere 4 or Infrastructure 3? Visit the VMware vSphere Upgrade Center. Deploy vSphere 5.1 on the ESXi hypervisor architecture VMware vSphere 5.1… Continue reading VMware vSphere 5.1 Released, Ready for Download
VMware vSphere 5.1 is now available for download. This vSphere Upgrade guide describes how to upgrade VMware vSphere™ to version 5.1. To learn how to simplify and automate your datacenter upgrade, see the vSphere Update Manager Installation and Administration Guide. If you want to move to vSphere 5.1 by performing fresh installations that do not… Continue reading VMware vSphere 5.1 Upgrade Guide
Before you upgrade vCenter Server, you can run the VMware vCenter Database Pre-Upgrade Checker on your current vCenter Server database to reveal problems that could prevent the upgrade or affect the performance of your database after the upgrade. You can use the Pre-Upgrade Checker for the following upgrades: On a VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6 or… Continue reading Using the VMware vCenter Database Pre-Upgrade Checker
Its been almost 3 months since VMware released an update for its vSphere 4 product. I’ve began upgrading my lab and clients and wanted to share this little how to guide to help you upgrade as well. So let us begin and prepare the host for an upgrade: vMotion all virtual machines from the host… Continue reading How to Upgrade from ESX/ESXi 4.1 to ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 1