With the release of vSAN 6.6 the feature to silence vSAN Health Checks was added. Very cool for all the homelab users, where the hardware is not really 100% on the compatibility list.
With the integration of VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) to vSAN 6.6.1 a new check was integrated. This check gives recommendations to updates for your software based on the underlying hardware configuration, the VMware Compatibility Gude and the vSAN Release Catalog. It also includes all necessary drivers and patches for the recommended release in its own vSAN system baseline.
In my homelab this new check gave me an alert and I want to disable it.
Two weeks after the release of vCenter Server 6.5.0e the new major release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 was announced.
Release Notes could be found here.
My homelab VCSA is now running with the vSphere 6.5 Update 1 release. No errors and a quick installation.
Here is a little step by step guide for the update.
On July 15th VMware released the update for vCenter Server 6.5. The vCenter Server Appliance and the vCenter Server on Windows gets elevated to version “e” Build 5705665.
Release Notes could be found here
In my homelab appliance the update runs quickly and without failures. I’ve made a little step by step guide for the update.
On May 12th Veeam has released the Update 2 for Backup and Replication 9.5
I’ve updated now my home lab and after testing our production site too. The Update runs fine with no errors, all jobs are finishing successful. From my side there is no reason to wait for installing the update.
Veeam had listen to the customers and has included many enhancements (vSAN 6.6; Exchange 2016 CU5; Storage Vendor support) and fixes.
Here are the most significant (for me) of them:
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…