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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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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: Migrating vCenter/VUM Databases

April 6, 2011
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The other day, yesterday to be exact, I completed a long standing task of my vSphere Upgrade. Migrate my vCenter Server database from the vCenter Server to a dedicated MSSQL Server. I have always wanted to do this, but licensing and other issues always got in the way.

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vSphere Upgrade – The Case of vCenter Not Starting

March 28, 2010
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Thanks to Cody Bunch of the twittersphere helped me to solve the latest mystery within my vSphere environment: vCenter would fail to start after a reboot of the Windows 2008 vCenter Server VM. This has been plaguing me since I started this process, but it finally needed to be fixed!

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