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Published on October 23, 2019 under VMware
Now that we have covered the considerations to backup each component in your vSphere Environment, it’s time to think about the rollback or restore process. In the previous post we discussed how to backup each individual component, in this post we will continue the conversation and discuss considerations to restore or rollback your vSphere Environment components. Platform Services Controller / vCenter Server When things don’t go right with an update, upgrade or configuration change of your Platform Services Controller or vCenter Server you need to understand the proper steps it takes to rollback.
Published on October 21, 2019 under VMware
You spend time planning and implementing updates, upgrades and configuration changes to vSphere Environments. Rollback or recovery is usually the last thing on the mind. Did you know there are multiple ways to successfully backup each component in a vSphere Environment? There are also many ways to recover those same components. In this series we will talk about considerations to backup and restore or rollback your vSphere environment if we have a need to.
Published on September 24, 2019 under VMware
VMworld US has wrapped up and now its time to focus on VMworld EU! Let’s jump in and find out what’s going on in the world of vSphere Lifecycle. Check out this post to see how I will be engaging with our customers at this years events!
Published on August 12, 2019 under VMware
Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will be end-of-life on January 14th, 2020. This impacts quite a few folks who may have deployed their vCenter Server for Windows on these Operating Systems. I have been asked quite often recently, “What are my options?” Let’s dive in and find out what it takes to move to a supported OS!
Published on July 30, 2019 under VMware
vSphere 6.5 first introduced vCenter HA and since its inception has been deployed in many environments. When it comes to upgrading or updating your vCenter HA environment there are some specific considerations. If you have wondered what it takes to handle the lifecycle of a vCenter HA enabled vCenter Server, keep reading! vCenter HA Overview vCenter HA has seen wide adoption as customers wish to provide provide high availability for their vCenter Server.
Published on June 18, 2019 under VMware
VMworld US 2019 is just around the corner and the session acceptance emails have just been sent out. Check out this post to see how I will be engaging with our customers at this years events!
Published on June 7, 2019 under VMware
As more customers get ready to run the vCenter Server Converge Tool in their environments, a common question that has been asked is “What Happens to my Certificates?” Well that is a good question so lets find out!
Published on April 24, 2019 under VMware
I am proud to announce that my first VMware Clarity Project the VCSA JSON Creator is now live! This has been something I have wanted to do for some time, and am glad to finally have the first version available for feedback. Let’s dive in and take a look.
Published on April 11, 2019 under VMware
vSphere 6.7 Update 2 is now available! Inside this update include enhancements to the vCenter Server Converge Tool. Let’s dive in and take a look at whats new and see how to converge a deployment using the new UI.
Published on January 31, 2019 under VMware
Previously I covered how to use the VCSA Installer to do a scripted upgrade and then I covered Patching the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) using the REST API - Part 1 (Postman Collection) However, after learning recently how to call API’s from Powershell I thought to myself, why not write a Powershell Module for this? Introduction Using tools such as Postman can make it utilizing API’s a bit easier, but you still need to be familiar with a separate tool or UI.