Updating vmware esx

The v Sphere Windows (C#) Client is no longer working.

You must use the v Sphere Web client of the new HTML5 based Client, but the latter one does not have all the features just yet!

You might even lose access to your backup server if it is tightened to v Center.

Sure, you can probably connect to a single host, register the backup server VM there and launch a restore of the v Center VM, but make sure that this is a supported scenario from VMware standpoint! While this scenario might seem a bit fun to do in a lab, it won’t be fun within a production environment. TIP: Check the v Sphere 6.5 upgrade documentation, link Screenshot bellow shows the latest VMware v Center Server Appliance (VCSA 6.5) which now has a built-in VMware Upgrade Manager (VUM). The new filesystem supports 512e advanced format drives and is 4098 sector (4K) aligned.

However, it is also possible to perform the upgrade from 5.5 to 6.0 via SSH and esxcli.

If you not using VMware Update Manager but you have mulitple ESX/ESXI servers managed by v Center server you should install and configure it, as it will save you a so much time and its so simple.

I remember that v Sphere 6.0 introduced many bugs and had some Change Block Tracking (CBT) bugs that were not very friendly for production environments.

Supported Topologies – You might want to check the supported and deprecated topologies for VMware v Sphere 6.5 in this VMware KB link Management of v Sphere 6.5 – Yes, there are big changes.VMware v Sphere 6.5 has been released few weeks back and many users would like to hit the upgrade button. In this post I’ll talk a little bit about what to consider before upgrading to v Sphere 6.5.One of the good news is that there are no new license keys needed for v Sphere 6.5 so if you’re currently on v Sphere 6.0 you don’t need to enter new license keys. Also, playing with Firmware on your physical NIC cards and applying proper firmware-driver combination is a hard reality before even thinking going further….The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective. Your will see in the v Sphere client the update is installed on the host. NOTE: If you fail to put the host into maintenance mode you will see the error below and it will not allow the update to install:-i -b c:\Temp\ESXi410-201010001--server=thunder Enter username: root Enter password: Please wait patch installation is in progress ...Maintenance mode is not enabled or could not be determined.I have experienced that recently when upgrading my p NICs to proper firmware/driver combination (Those were the x710-da2 Intel Hyper converged 10Gb E adapters).

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