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vSphere Upgrade Saga: LogInsight Content Pak

November 24, 2014
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I have written about upgrading VMware vCenter LogInsight (vLI) in the past but I have not discussed my first content pak for LogInsight. You can find my discussion on how to set up this content pak below. This was recorded at VMworld 2014 by the vBrownBag folks. I like to thank them for the effort…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Update Order

November 10, 2014
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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Update Order

I have collected quite a few updates over the last few weeks since VMworld ended, and now I should make them. However, the most important non-security update for me is the one for VMware Horizon View. My View environment is old, and though it is…

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RHEV Upgrade Saga: RHEL 7 Licensing and RHEV Support

September 22, 2014
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While continuing on my way toward getting a fully running RHEV set up on RHEL 7, I find myself facing two new problems. Neither has a simple solution. The first is the lack of support in RHEV for RHEL 7 as a hypervisor. The second…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Upgrading for VSAN

July 10, 2014
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In order to use cache enhanced storage such as vFRC, VSAN, PernixData, SanDisk, etc., I had to upgrade my hardware to support better storage controllers that actually recognize SSDs as…

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RHEV Upgrade Saga: Installing Open vSwitch on RHEL 7

June 30, 2014
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I was finally going to install RHEV on my brand-new system running RHEL 7 RC with KVM. However, it has a dependency on DNS. Which was fine, but my DNS…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Catastrophic Failure Recovery

June 27, 2014
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Recently, my environment experienced a seemingly major catastrophe. The IBM DS3400 SAN I use experienced a two-drive failure, which meant the RAID 5 array was effectively gone. Or was it?…

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