Posted by Alex Samoylenko on June 16, 2020
VMware vSphere 7: 10 Reasons Why

As a flagship of industry, VMware knows better than anyone a simple recipe for staying on top. If you want to grow, you need to keep going. The latest release of VMware vSphere proves this well enough. So, let’s take a look under the hood what exactly this new VMware vSphere 7 has to offer!
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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 24, 2020
Upgrade from vSphere ESXi 6.7 to ESXi 7.0 via vSphere Lifecycle Manager

We need tools that simplify upgrading, migrating, and managing, and VMware delivers. The recent launch presented the new version of the vSphere Update Manager (VUM) — vSphere Lifecycle Manager. Not only does it allow to upgrade vSphere clusters and ESXi hosts, it now has image management to keep the hosts in the desired state.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 16, 2020
What are the differences between VMware Tools and Open-VM tools?

Deliberating about choosing the necessary suite should consider various issues. For Windows VMs it’s just VMware tools and that’s it. For Linux VMs, you have to abide by the VMware Compatibility Guide, which is very strict, as you know. Open-VM tools are not worse, even better at some points, than the VMware ones, but nuances are due.

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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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