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Upgrading vCSA (vCenter Appliance) from 5.1 to 5.5

  VMware has made updating the vCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) very easy – and with the popularity of the vCSA growing daily, its a good thing. First thing is first, we want to update our vCSA 5.1 appliance to the latest build of 5.1. Log into the admin webpage of the console https://vCSA_Name_or_IP:5480 Click on […]

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vSphere 101 – Updating the vCSA (Virtual Center Server Appliance)

  This week on vSphere 101, I am going to walk through the process of updating your vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). The vCSA is a linux based vCenter appliance, that doesn’t require a windows license, and has SSO and the databases all running within the same VM.  It is a great solution for labs, SMBs, […]

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vSphere 5.1 Lab – Installing the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)

  Now that we’ve got some VSA’s sharing storage, and some nested ESXi hosts, it’s time to get vCenter up and running. VMware has a vCenter appliance, which scales quite nicely. One benefit of the vCSA is that it doesn’t require a Windows license – otherwise, the benefits for most running this or the Windows […]

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