Posts Tagged ‘ vCenter ’

vSphere upgrade saga: HP Insight Management integration

January 16, 2013
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I have previously written about upgrading HPSIM and installing HP specific offline bundles within my vSphere environment. This was to increase the integration between vCenter, vCloud Director, and my physical hardware. Still, everything was not integrated well enough. Here’s what I did to make this work. Read more

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vSphere upgrade saga: Fixing backup and other virtual appliances

December 19, 2012
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Ever since I upgraded vCenter Server to v5.1, my backup tool has been failing, unable to connect to vCenter. This is not unexpected as my SSL certificate for vCenter changed, and with that change comes the need to fix my backup tool. How to do this is fairly straight-forward actually. Read More

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vSphere upgrade saga: vCenter 5.1

December 10, 2012
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vSphere Upgrade Saga: VMware vCops 5 Enterprise

May 15, 2012
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I have been using vCops Advanced since v1.0, but wanted to get more of an experience with vCops Enterprise. Specifically, the most recent GA version 5. Installing all the different components of vCops Enterprise is not a task for the faint of heart and there are so many pre-requisites, that it becomes increasing more difficult…

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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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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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