Tag Archives: vSphere 5

Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 Using a New Server

You may find that you want to start looking at upgrading your vCenter Server to version 5.5 to take advantage of new capabilities, a faster and improved web interface and the ability to upgrade your hosts to ESXi 5.5.

It’s Christmas in August for VMware Customers

Some huge announcements were made at VMWorld today, many of which will be warmly received by VMware customers. I’m not referring to some of the great new features like the vSphere 5.1 web client, but things like new product entitlements,

VMware vSphere 5.1 Feature Preview

vSphere 5.1 might technically be a “minor” update, but just like vSphere 4.1 there are some very significant new features – many around increased scalability and improved operations.  I had the opportunity to spend a little bit of time with

VMware vSphere Distributed Switch Best Practices

A few days ago I shared a link to VMware’s latest whitepaper on Twitter and many others have as well.  Due to the somewhat temporary and transient nature of Twitter I thought it would be good to post a more

Using the “Forklift” Strategy To Upgrade vCenter Server

When upgrading vCenter server, there’s several different approaches available and it may be beneficial to take advantage of the opportunity to do an OS refresh or more.  I thought I’d share my own experience with upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1

vSphere 5 has gone GA — Download it Now!

VMware vSphere 5 has been released and is available immediately for download! This is a very exciting release in vSphere's evolution which will increase the scope of what can be virtualized as well as how efficiently these workloads perform

vSphere 5 Licensing — Not Quite So Bad?

With the vSphere 5 details out, most of us (especially VMware) would be rather talking about the new and exciting capabilities, but the new licensing model has generated a lot of attention and concern.  The potential impact is broad and

Watch the vSphere 5 Launch on Tuesday, July 12th!

VMware just announced a live webcast to be held on Tuesday, July 12 titled "Raising the Bar, Part V" in Paul Maritz and Steve Herrod will "unveil the next major step forward in cloud infrastructure". As the "Part V"