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vSphere upgrade saga: vSphere ESXi and Host Profiles

December 19, 2012
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Of all the upgrades I have done to date, this was by far the easiest. Perhaps it was practice or even VMware vSphere’s time in market, but the upgrade to vSphere ESXi 5.1 from v4.1 and v5.0 went flawlessly. Read More

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Staging Upgrade to vSphere 5

November 3, 2011
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I have done all my homework, planned my upgrade to vSphere 5, ensured my licenses are available and all that, so now it is time to stage the upgrade using my spare node.Why stage the upgrade and not perform it? By staging using my spare node, I am able to test to see if firmware…

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vSphere Upgrade: Moving to Active Directory

December 9, 2010
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I do quite a bit of application testing within the virtual environment and I have found that an increasing number of virtual appliances require Active Directory in order to access these appliances complete functional set of the product. I feel this is short sighted as there are many other directory servers which can be used…

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CPU Checks Required for Running Virtualization Hosts within VMware Workstation

March 18, 2009
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So you want to run VMware ESX or ESXi within VMware Workstation but you do not know if your laptop or desktop will support the functionality? It will work but if you do not have the proper hardware, it will run extremely slow, ie. take several hours to boot a VM.  So you will need…

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