Skyline vSphere Health in vSphere 7.0!

Skyline advisor has been available for vSphere customers with production support agreements for some time. This is an excellent solution and I highly suggest you deploy the collector and get it operational for your business. But what if you don't have a 24/7 production support agreement or use vSphere at...

Upgrading ESXi to 7.0 with ESXCLI

This post runs through the basics for upgrading ESXi 6.5 or  6.7 to ESXi 7.0. Prerequisite steps There are some important considerations to take into account prior to upgrading ESXi, those are (but not limited to): Check your backup and monitoring support for the target version of ESXi Ensure your...

Upgrade vCenter Server from 6.7 to 7.0

Before you can upgrade your ESXi hosts to ESXi version 7.0, you need you have upgraded you vCenter Server first. There are many other things you will need to check before upgrading your vCenter Server: Pre-upgrade considerations VMware Interoperability Matrix Ensure all your other VMware solutions support the target vCenter...

Installing VMware vCenter Server (VCSA) 7.0 !

This post is part of my vSphere 7.0 installation guides. As with ESXi 7.0, there is virtually no difference between installing VCSA 6.7 and 7.0. However, since I was going through it anyway in my lab, I thought I'd take the screenshots and put them into a quick post. (Afterall,...

8 Key Changes to vSphere 7.0 – Know before you upgrade

Today, VMware released vSphere 7.0! When reading through the release notes this morning, I noticed that a few things had changed between earlier releases and version 7. We might rely on some of these things so I've put together this post to highlight the main things which have been removed...

VMware vSphere – Space Reduction Techniques

It doesn't matter if we run vSphere in a home lab, for an SMB or a large enterprise, costs are always a factor into any data center solution. One of the biggest costs for us is storage, we need storage to run our workloads but did you know there are...
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