18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Lifecycle Management

By | 2016-12-11T15:24:59+00:00 October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

With vSphere 6.5, VMware has made some improvements to the lifecycle management of vSphere, which will significantly improve the experience when upgrading to future versions and make the process less stressful. The changes are in these three areas: Update Manager Host Profiles Auto Deploy Update Manager I mentioned integration of Update Manager with VCSA 6.5 in my [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: VCSA Improvements

By | 2016-12-11T15:24:59+00:00 October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

Recently, VMware has been investing an enormous amount of effort into bringing vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) up to the same functionality as its Windows counterpart. vSphere 6.5 not only achieves that goal but also goes beyond it. In this article, I will explain what's new in VCSA and why its time now to exclusively deploy VCSA [...]

12 01, 2016

vSphere Update Manager: Scan (And Service) Failing At 4%

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 January 12th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere, VUM|0 Comments

Recently, I thought I should patch one of my vSphere clusters using VMware Update Manager so I started to do a "Scan" for the cluster. However, the process failed soon after starting. The first thing I noticed was that the "VMware vSphere Update Manager" service was going down with it. VMware vSphere Update Manager had an [...]