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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: Fixing VMware View

November 29, 2012
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I recently had an issue where my VMware View instances ceased to talk to my active directory server. As such, I thought they needed to be recomposed, but I also had to upgrade the VMs with a bunch of patches. So being the smart guy I am, I deleted the View desktop VMs and started…

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vSphere Upgrade: Migrating to Ephemeral dvSwitch Portgroups

June 12, 2011
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vSphere Upgrade: Migrating to Ephemeral dvSwitch Portgroups

There are two ways to solve the issues with dvSwitches I spoke about before. The first is to place vCenter onto an administrative per host vSwitch. The second is to create new dvSwitch portgroups but first ensure the portgroup is marked as ephemeral. But if you already have portgroups, how would you migrate from one…

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vSphere Upgrade: Moving to a BladeSystem

February 7, 2011
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I recently upgraded my entire infrastructure. The cost of going to 3 new servers at the latest hardware compared to going to a blade center was finally equal. In general, 3 2U DL380s are less expensive than upgrading to a c3000 blade enclosure and over the last several years I have been fighting with this…

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Upgrade to vSphere – VMware vCenter Upgrade

November 12, 2009
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Read the ongoing saga of the next phase of the upgrade on the Network World Blue Gears site.

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Upgrading to vSphere – The Saga Starts

October 25, 2009
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I have been trying to upgrade from VMware VI3 to VMware vSphere 4, but it is not as simple as that. First you have to upgrade VMware vCenter then upgrade ESX 3 to ESX 4. That all sounds wonderful, but I have one little issue. I am running VMware vCenter with MS SQL 2000, which…

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