Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on November 19, 2020
VMware Horizon 2006 upgrade from version 7.x

We’ve saved you a lot of time, effort, and frustration by compiling all the essential steps to take if you want to upgrade from Horizon series 7.x to Horizon 2006. The article covers the compatibility matrix, which features to uninstall before proceeding with the upgrade, what backup precautions to perform, and all the other good stuff.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 12, 2020
How to use Check-In and Check-out operations with Templates stored in Content library in vSphere 7.0

You can still keep VM templates in a separate folder, working with them individually. Or you can use Content Library in vSphere 7.0 along with Check-in and Check-out. In the updated suite, you can use versioning, manage your templates, and keep track. With these new options, you can revert to the exact version from the list or just delete it.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 5, 2020
How to Automate the Upgrade of VMware Tools and VM Compatibility

Each new VMware vSphere release introduces new features and functions in addition to fixing the drawbacks that may have been in the previous version. With each new one, you need to upgrade VMware Tools in all your VMs and check if you need to upgrade their VM compatibility, otherwise they won’t have access to the desired perks.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on February 12, 2020
An ESXi host shows as Not Responding in vCenter Server – Now what might be the problem?

Every admin knows that however perfect an environment may be, it’s bound to encounter certain problems along the way. One of the most confusing issues for a VMware vSphere admin is VMware ESXi hosts in vCenter Server being nor responding since there can be too many different reasons. Luckily, you have a chance now to find out the most common ones and means to deal with them!

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on February 28, 2019
Veeam: re-map MoRef ID of protected VMs when replacing the vCenter Server

“Object with reference <vmname> was not found in the hierarchy cache.” Have you ever met such an error message during replacing the vCenter Server configured in Veeam Backup & Replication? Or maybe in the case of an inventory change in the vCenter? A similar message pops up when a Virtual Machine’s MoRef changes. To complete backup jobs successfully, you need to re-map the MoRef ID of protected VMs, namely to keep same MoRef IDs for all protected virtual machines. How should that be done?

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on February 19, 2019
VMware Horizon View 7.x. configuration backup & recovery

VMware Horizon View is a VMware product that aims to improve the infrastructure of the virtual desktop as well as support bring your own device (BYOD) programs. Most administrators back up virtual desktops, but very few pay enough attention to backing up the Horizon View configurations. At the same time, a backup of a VMware Horizon View environment configuration is a critical part of the work of your virtual desktop infrastructure that guarantees its integrity. Moreover, if you any have problems with a large View Manager configuration that can last from several hours to several days, your Horizon View configurations need a safe harbor badly. So, don’t wait for a second!

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Posted by Vladan Seget on January 23, 2018
5 Tips to Master VMware vCenter Server Appliance

VMware vCenter server appliance is evolving with every major release of VMware vSphere Suite. The product, which manages the whole vSphere infrastructure, can be either installed on a Windows server or deployed as pre-configured virtual appliance called vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). Over several VCSA releases, VMware managed to make this product equal to the Windows-based one, and it pushes the development even further so now the Linux based product has more features than the vCenter server installed on Windows. However, many VMware admins are also Microsoft guys and like the graphical user interface to work with. That’s why today we’ll have a look at 5 Tips to manage this appliance. We won’t go into the configuration steps within this post as this has been documented many times.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on January 18, 2018
Why should you install the latest VMware vCenter 6.5 Update 1d /1e?

Throughout the last month, VMware has released two important updates for virtual infrastructure management server – VMware vCenter 6.5 Update 1d and 1e. Both updates have significantly improved the functionality of the vCenter management server, despite it’s just one more letter added to Update 1.

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Posted by Mike Preston on October 26, 2017
vSphere Upgrade Options

When it comes time for your vSphere upgrade there are many different approaches to how you perform the upgrades on your ESXi hosts.   An administrator who looks after a small cluster may update one way, whereas an administrator who looks after an enterprise with 1000s of hosts may opt to go another.  Also, depending on how your environment is deployed you might want to choose one method over another.  Factors such as a whether or not your hosts are managed by a vCenter server, whether or not they are members of a cluster – these things all impact the methods in which you chose to update to the latest version of ESXi.  Certainly, some methods are much more simplistic than others to perform, some offer more advantages when upgrading at scale, and some are more prone to user error – let’s take a look at each method of upgrading our hosts below and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each…

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Posted by Dmytro Malynka on August 23, 2017
Top 5 Best Utilities for your vSphere infrastructure presented on VMware Labs in 2017

As all of you know, VMware Labs posts handful utilities for VMware administrators to make the management of vSphere virtualization infrastructure easier. Those tools are being developed by VMware Engineers, Community, and Open Source. Today I would like to emphasize some of the latest tools available to download and implement.

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