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Upgrade the vSAN Witness Appliance

I’m using vSAN within my Homelab. In this post I explain the update (replacement) of the vSAN Witness Appliance. An update is a replacement in fact. You power up a new Witness Appliance, configures it, disable the Stretched Cluster and reconfigure this one with the new Witness.

Sounds to easy? But it is…

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Deploy vSAN Witness Appliance

This little post describes the deployment of the vSAN Witness Appliance.

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Upgrade vCSA 6.0 to 6.5

vSphere 6.5 is now GA. In this post I want to go through the upgrade process of the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). First thing I can say. It works really good :)

The upgrade process will create a new machine and transfer all data (you can choose between configuration + events + performance data) from the old one to the new vCSA.

Please think about, when to install the upgrade… All 3rd party software, which is using the vCenter must support the new version. If you have a lab this could be okay, but in your production it is not much fun, if backup or something else fails.

But now to the upgrade…

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My first time – German VMUG UserCON 2016 Review

The German VMUG UserCON 2016 is over. My first time ever attending a VMUG User Conference. One day full of information, updates and networking. VMware invited the vExperts to fill the “vExpert Corner” with life and give UserCON attendees the chance to ask questions to solutions they want to implement and with this combined pitfalls they don’t want to fall over it.
So, I followed the invitation and was at the vExpert Corner, but also visit some sessions…

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ESXi 6.0.0 Update 2 – HTML5 WebClient is here!

On March 15th VMware has released the Update 2 for vSphere 6.

The VMware Host Client is one cool new feature of the ESXi update. HTML5 based and used for configuring standalone ESXi Host. You can also configure vCenter controlled ESXi Host, but there are often better ways with the central vSphere Web Client.

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