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VM Template Versioning in vSphere 7.0!

Last week's release of vSphere 7.0 contained a bunch of new features, many of which will help us manage our SDDCs more efficiently. One of the top features which I wrote about in this post: VMware vSphere 7.0 - Top 5 Features! was VM Template Versioning. This basically involved cloning...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...