Vladan Seget
Vladan Seget
IT and Virtualization consultant, owner of vladan.fr - ESX Virtualization - one of the top independent virtualization blogs. VCAP5-DCA/DCD, VCP4/5

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Posted by Vladan Seget on October 15, 2019
Top 5 New Features in Windows Server 2019

Perfection knows no limits and so does Windows Server. Microsoft is on a crusade of ever-perfecting it, and the new version has something to say, indeed. It seems like the company might be coming after virtualization vendors. Why? Well, some of the new features include storage migration, Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, and ReFS deduplication… Just saying…

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Posted by Vladan Seget on September 17, 2019
VMware vSphere snapshots best practices and recommendations

VMware snapshots are important part of vSphere infrastructure. Using snapshots is very flexible way of being able to go back in time and revert changes. VMware snapshots are used by admins, developers and other IT team members who are not all VMware specialists. As such it might be a good idea to learn some good practices about snapshots and this technology, to get the most out of it.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on August 21, 2019
How to manually patch VMware vCenter server Appliance (VCSA) in a Highly Secure or Offline Environments

Even the least experienced users know a few things vital for an undisrupted working process if they are dealing with VMware vSphere infrastructure, one of those things being patching. Back in the good old days, risks of cyber threats were something that happens to people in the movies, but today you won’t go very far without security patches. Keep your environment up to date with patching VMware vCenter Server Appliance!
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Posted by Vladan Seget on July 24, 2019
What’s new in Microsoft Hyper-V 2019 Free version and download your copy now

Microsoft Hyper-V 2019 Free version release can come off as deja vu because it would appear that this product has already been released and there is nothing new for you to hear about. There is a truth to it, but the previous version was taken down, so this is the new one. Therefore, both the prior users and those who want to try it might want to take a look at its features, pros and cons, and handy tips!

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Posted by Vladan Seget on June 25, 2019
Converge and Decommission External Platform Service Controller (PSC) in VMware vSphere 6.7 U2

VMware released its new vSphere 6.7 U2 update where vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has acquired the capability to converge external Platform Service Controller (PSC) into embedded. In addition, it’s now possible to decommission external PSC virtual appliances via the UI instead of CLI. Embedded PSC is right up your alley! It not only simplifies the overall architecture but also facilitates environment patching, upgrading, and management.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 23, 2019
How to Deploy and Configure VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROPS) 7.5 on vSphere 6.7

Anyone who has ever heard of virtualization technology has heard of VMware. This company is one of the industry leaders, and instead of resting on its laurels continues to develop flagship projects such as vRealize Operations Manager (vROPS). The latest update of this product introduces quite a few new features and enhancements. You can not only find out about the pros and cons of vROPS 7.5 but how to deploy and configure it in the VMware environment!

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 1, 2019
How to update VM hardware compatibility and VM tools with VMware Update Manager (VUM)

VM tools and VM hardware compatibility are vital for your VMs to run, but before updating it, you better be sure you need the features an upgrade can offer. Otherwise, it is a pig in a poke. VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 (U1) sounds familiar? In that case, you will be interested in finding out what you can do with VMware Update Manager (VUM).

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 7, 2019
The easiest way to upgrade your VMware vSphere Infrastructure in 3 Steps

Upgrading VMware vSphere infrastructure may seem a boring, tedious, and sometimes even difficult process. But that’s not true at all if you know about three steps you need to follow in order to avoid difficulties in updating. These steps are called pre-upgrade, upgrade, post -pgrade phases. What should be done at the pre-upgrade stage? How to choose the most appropriate upgrade scenario for your infrastructure and architecture? What steps should be taken after completing the infrastructure upgrade?

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 5, 2019
How to Migrate VMware vCenter from Windows to VCSA 6.7 Update 1

Do you have problems with a lack of space when using SQL express or setting up ODBC parameters before installing vCenter? So it’s time for you to think about VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) – a pre-configured virtual appliance running Linux (Project Photon OS). It has been optimized specifically for vCenter services. What about the scale? VCSA supports up to 2000 hosts or 3500 VMs per appliance. Sounds good, right? In addition, VCSA provides enhanced security. Why wait? Take a step into the future!

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Posted by Vladan Seget on January 22, 2019
vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 U1 Installation and configuration Guide

VMware’s release of vSphere 6.7 U was launched in October 2018. What’s new? This release includes the necessary tools for convergence and repointing. An external Platform Services Controller (PSC) has sunk into oblivion and the client can move to a simplified embedded deployment. The HTML5 based vSphere Client is now fully functional and the vSphere SSO domain has gained more flexibility with support for embedded repointing. Not bad, right? Catch this wave!

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