vSphere 5.5

VSAN – Overview

This is part 1 in a new series covering VMware VSAN. Stay tuned for more! VMware VSAN (Virtual SAN) is a new storage offering from VMware, not to be confused with the VMware VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance), which serves a different purpose entirely.   VSAN is a scale out storage solution that utilizes the local storage of the ESXi hosts, and presents a single datastore to the cluster.  Driven by Storage Profiles, the options for VM performance and redundancy are on a per VM basis. What VSAN consists of: ESXi[…]

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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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Veeam Announces Support for vSphere 5.5

  Veeam announced today Veeam 7 R2.  The update now adds support for vSphere 5.5. Find all the information, and downloads from Veeam’s website, or directly from the KB Article. This update also has a list of other new features for VMware and Hyper V.  This is great, and not too far behind the release of 5.5 from VMware.  For many people, this is the only thing that was preventing an update to vSphere 5.5. Here’s a feature list from Veeam’s website: New Features: VMware vSphere 5.5 support, including support for[…]

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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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