Still running VMWare vSphere 5.1? Time to plan your upgrade!

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kenneth Fingerlos [fa icon="calendar'] February 24, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Data Storage, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, VMware vSphere

Do you know what VMWare vSphere version you're running? If its 5.1 or below, it's time to think about upgrading so you don't lose support.

Last week I went into a customer environment to talk about infrastructure planning and found that they were on an old 4.x version of vSphere, which went end-of-general-support back in 2014, yikes!

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VMware 2016 Launch Recap: Feature Changes & Product Updates

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Data Storage, Networking, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter

As a VMware solutions provider, last week was an important week for announcements of changes to the VMware product line. In a series of launch events titled The IT Agenda for 2016: Enabling the Digital Enterprise, the VMware team from Palo Alto outlined a number of feature changes, major product revisions and improvements to licensing options. If you missed the launches, here's a recap of the highlights and changes you need to know about.

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Atlantis USX 3.0.1 Release: New Features Update

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kenneth Fingerlos [fa icon="calendar'] September 10, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, Data Storage, VMware vSphere

Last week Atlantis Computing released the 3.0.1 version of their USX SAN virtualization and acceleration software. So what new features in Atlantis USX 3.0.1 GA should you know about?

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Unable to get vCenter server certification chain error during vcOPs 5.8.1 install

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2014 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere

During the deployment of the vcOPs vApp for a customer I ran into a new error - well, new for me. While the vApp (v5.8.1) deployed and booted fine, as I was registering it with the vCenter (v 5.1) as part of the initial configuration I got the following error: Unable to get vCenter server certification chain. Off we go to Google... Here's a quick summary of things to check:

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Windows Server 2012 Licensing - a quick reminder

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] July 29, 2013 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, VMware vSphere

This came up recently for a customer and while it's not new news, I thought a quick reminder would be useful. There are a few key points to remember about licensing of Windows Server 2012 in server virtualization projects, these rules apply to XenServer, VMware, Hyper-V, Oracle VM, etc.:

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General Availability of VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5, 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0 Patches

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2012 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, VMware vSphere

A new patch release notification from VMware was received today, it's copied below.

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VMware vSphere 5 - No Jumbo frames on your Management Network!

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] January 20, 2012 [fa icon="tags'] VMware vSphere

Found some very helpful information over on Duncan's website Yellow Bricks.com regarding the management network and jumbo frames, on vSphere 5.

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Recommended disk or LUN sizes for VMware ESX/ESXi installations

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] October 19, 2011 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, VMware vSphere

 

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August 25, 2011 VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] August 25, 2011 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, Disk Performance, VMware vSphere

Thank you to everyone who came out today to join us at Sports Authority Field. As a reminder, please let me/us know what we can do to help make you and your company successful.

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Following patches must be applied to VMware ESXi and ESX3.5 before June 1st 2011

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Scott Pelletier [fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2011 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere

If you are still using ESXi/ESX 3.5 and have not applied the appropriate patch listed below for your environment, we recommend that you install this patch:

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