Posts Tagged ‘ vSphere Upgrade Saga ’

vSphere Upgrade Saga: Catastrophic Failure Recovery

June 27, 2014
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Recently, my environment experienced a seemingly major catastrophe. The IBM DS3400 SAN I use experienced a two-drive failure, which meant the RAID 5 array was effectively gone. Or was it? I will cover why it was not completely lost in the following writeup, but most of my data was damaged, which forced me to restore…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Maintaining Host Profiles After Hardware and Software Upgrades

June 3, 2014
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Recently I added some hardware, and once I did, my vSphere hosts were no longer within the profile; neither were they at the latest patch level. I would have expected little to change within the host profile, but once you add hardware, things change in the host. The same thing happens during every update in…

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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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