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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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COVID-19: Free tools to help

With COVID-19 affecting our personal and professional lives, many businesses are helping out where they can. Recently there have been a lot of organisations extending trials or offering their software for free in an effort to help us work from home and to keep businesses running. Here are a few...
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vSphere Replication & SRM 8.3 – Major Enhancements!

vSphere Replication is a great tool to replicate VMs from one vCenter server to another. Furthermore, it's a cost-effective solution for Small and Medium Businesses since it's included in all editions with the exception of the basic Essentials kit bundle. However, vSphere Replication has not been without its time-consuming management...
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Major vMotion Improvements in vSphere 7.0

vMotion is arguably still one of the most innovative and advanced compute features in the datacenter. For me, vMotion was the reason I pursued a career in infrastructure solutions from an early age - Witnessing a server move from one physical system to another with zero interruption to the VM...
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VMware vSphere 7.0 – Top 5 Features!

Today, VMware has announced vSphere 7.0! vSphere requires no introduction so let's get straight to what I see as the top 5 features of this fantastic release of vSphere 7.0! vCenter Server Upgrade Planner This feature allows you to upgrade within the vSphere client, without having to check the HCL...
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