vSphere 5.5

XP can’t connect via vSphere 5.5 C# Client

  Windows XP is going away, but yet quite a lot of people still use this for various reasons. Something that might pop up is after upgrading to vSphere 5.5, you install the vSphere client on your XP machine and try to connect, only to get an error: An unknown connection error occurred. (The Client could not send a complete request to the server. (The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send. Now, vSphere 5.5 is, for the most part, fully managed through the web client.[…]

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Running Nested ESXi 5.5 on VSAN

  With vSphere 5.5 now out, it was time to refresh my lab.  I have ESXi 5.5 installed on a DL160 G6, with 1 SSD and 3 SATA drives, so I decided to make a single node VSAN instance. (3 nodes is a minimum for a supported configuration). The plan was to spin up some nested ESXi instances, like my usual lab setups, but I ran into a problem.  I could not get ESXi 5.5 to install – it kept failing.  Here is what I was receiving: This program has[…]

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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 the Update tab Click Check Updates Click Install Updates Verify after the update that you are on the latest build At this point, we are ready to start the upgrade process from 5.1 to 5.5.  It[…]

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