Archive | December 2016

Upgrade ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 via VMware Update Manager

Upgrade ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 via VMware Update Manager

Upgrade ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 via VMware Update Manager

VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5 is now embedded into the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). If you have more ESXi hosts to upgrade patch or version upgrade, VMware suggest that choose VMware Update Manager (VUM) for upgrading hosts. The following demonstration, I will upgrade one vSphere 6.0 to 6.5 via VMware Update Manager 6.5.


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Top Posts 2016 – VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE!

Top Posts 2016 – VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE!

Top Posts 2016 – VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE!

2016 is pretty much done and dusted and it’s been an good year for Virtualization is Life! There was a more modest 70% increase in site visits this year compared to 2015 and a 2600% increase in visits since I began blogging in 2012. In 2016 I managed to produce 124 posts (including this one) which was slightly up on the 110 I produced The post Top Posts 2016 appeared first on VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE! .


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PowerCLI Change VM disk from thin to LazyZero…

PowerCLI Change VM disk from thin to LazyZero or EagerZero Thick

PowerCLI Change VM disk from thin to LazyZero…

I had a project where the customer wanted everything converted from thin to thick lazyZero. Of course I wanted to do this automatically. Here are a few things to know: Changing the disk type requ…Read More


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Increasing the Java Heap size for vRealize…

Increasing the Java Heap size for vRealize Orchestrator Client (7.x)

Increasing the Java Heap size for vRealize…

Back in January 2015 I wrote an article on how to modify the Java heap settings for the vCenter Orchestrator client when working with very large workflows. Since vRealize Orchestrator 7.x has been …Read More


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vRealize Orchestrator Workflow:…

vRealize Orchestrator Workflow: shutdownVSANCluster

vRealize Orchestrator Workflow:…

My vSphere lab is split into two halves – a low power management cluster, powered by 3 Intel NUCs, and a more hefty workload cluster powered by a Dell C6100 chassis with 3 nodes. The workload…Read More


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Where Is My Operations Swamp-Drain-O-Matic?

Where Is My Operations Swamp-Drain-O-Matic?

Where Is My Operations Swamp-Drain-O-Matic?

Operations tools need to not just provide information, but also recommend possible actions to resolve issues.


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Nuc Nuc Nuc – vSAN !

Nuc Nuc Nuc – vSAN !

Nuc Nuc Nuc – vSAN !

This site is focused on VMware’s vCenter Orchestrator (vCO), now named vRealize Orchestrator (vRO). Click around and learn about a great product!


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