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vSphere Upgrade Saga: vCenter 5.5 w/Horizon View

February 17, 2014
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I use VMware Horizon View as an outside-in approach to VDI. That being said, once I upgraded to vCenter 5.5, I broke my Horizon View integration. This showed up about a month after the upgrade as a failure to log in to a desktop. But before I could find a solution, I had to look…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Installing HP StoreVirtual 11.0

January 24, 2014
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I have had HP StoreVirtual (LeftHand) licenses for some time now, but the previous versions were nearly impossible to install. At least, I could not discover the magic incantation to make them work, so I decided to put that upgrade on hold. Now that 11.0 has come out, as have a host of installers for…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: vSphere 5.5 Host Profiles

December 24, 2013
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vSphere Upgrade Saga: vSphere 5.5 Host Profiles

Before upgrading to vSphere 5.5, I ensured that my host profile was up-to-date and on all nodes. After upgrading, it is important to continue update the host profiles immediately after upgrading. However, the normal way to update profiles, using the vSphere .NET Client, may not work. When I tried it, no matter which host or…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Upgrading Blades to vSphere 5.5

December 20, 2013
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In my past upgrade sagas, I had upgraded vCenter and then fixed a few niggling problems (or attempted to). Now it is time to actually upgrade the vSphere servers. I previously staged the vSphere 5.5 ISO into the VMware Upgrade Manager (VUM). Since all nodes need to be rebooted to do the upgrades, it is…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Fixing issues via vCLI

December 3, 2013
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After my upgrade to vCenter 5.5, there were still a few things that needed to be tweaked to fully upgrade my environment. I was in a working state, but now I needed to plug in all the bells and whistles I normally use, such as Host Profiles, VIN, and HP Insight Control, as well as…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: vCenter 5.5

November 29, 2013
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vSphere Upgrade Saga: vCenter 5.5

It has been a while since I added to my vSphere Upgrade Saga, but everything has been running smoothly. Now it is time to upgrade to vSphere 5.5, not because I have to, but because something within SSO broke, and the fix is to use SSO for vCenter 5.5. This leads me to upgrade to…

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