Tag Archive: 6.5

Nov 18

vSphere 6.5 – Automate VCSA Backup

Preface I recently attended the Orlando VMUG Usercon and had been discussing many of the great features of the vSphere 6.5 release that was announced at VMworld Barcelona. I began to chat with Rob P., an attendee of the conference, about VCSA backup. Paraphrasing part of our chat he asked “I saw that you can …

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Oct 20

vSphere 6.5 – VCSA Appliance Monitoring and Management

With all the changes to the VCSA 6.5 already discussed: CIP Deprecation vMon-CLI Photon OS VCSA Backup VCSA Restore 2-Stage Deployment Integrated Update Manager There are still even more changes and features. I would venture to say that since the release of the VCSA, there has been a 50/50 opinion that customers want to have …

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Oct 20

vSphere 6.5 – Restore VCSA from Backup

The previous blog post was about natively backing up the VCSA 6.5. But a backup though is only as good as it’s ability to restore. To be able to restore a VCSA Backup, you will still need the VCSA 6.5 ISO handy, as you will kick off the Appliance Installer UI and click the ‘Restore’ …

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Oct 17

VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Now Running on PhotonOS

Up until now (from vSphere 5.5), the VCSA ran on SLES, with the latest running on SLES 11. Starting with vSphere 6.5, the vCenter Server Appliance is now running VMware’s own Photon OS, which is a Minimal Linux Container Host, optimized for running on the VMware platform. Why is this important? This was a great …

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Oct 17

vSphere 6.5: vSphere HA What’s New – Part 2 – Admission Control

In Part 1, I go over the changes to the vSphere Availability UI. You can see that post HERE: I wanted to take some time to focus on what has changed with Admission Control since vSphere 6, as this is significant and has even received roomfuls of clapping from customers in our betas and on-sites, …

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