Posts Tagged ‘ Host Profiles ’

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: 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: Migrating Existing Hosts to vSphere 5, Host Profiles not Enough!

January 11, 2012
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This is the week end I move all my existing hosts to vSphere 5, to make way for some other work. Actually, I will migrate 2 of 3 hosts, while leaving one host at vSphere 4, more later on why. While Host Profiles has greatly improved, it is still not sufficient when updating and migrating…

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Upgrading to vSphere – Use Hostprofiles Temporarily at least!

December 4, 2009
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In my continuing story on upgrading to VMware vSphere it is possible to use Host Profiles even without an Enterprise Plus license, at least for a short period of time. Check out my Blue Gears blog on Network World for the complete story.

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