Author Archives: VMWerni

Optimizing Horizon Blast for High-End 3D graphics with NVIDIA graphics cards

One of my customers is currently doing a POC for Horizon 7.3.1 – The customer owns various companies which deliver single parts for their end-product. In all of these there is a design department where new parts or machines to … Continue reading

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Windows vCenter 5.5 / 6.0 Migration to vCenter Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 U1

It is time to think about upgrading “older” vSphere environment to the latest version 6.5 U1. The journey to the cloud, VSAN and lots of other new possibilities as well as the approaching end of support date for vSphere 5.5 … Continue reading

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vSphere Homelab Version 2017

Well there are a lot of people having a lot of home lab installations out there. The latest trending home lab servers are Intel NUCs. I started to think about replacing my old PCs I still use as physical ESXi … Continue reading

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I hope you know RVTOOLS

I just noticed that there is a new version of RVTOOLS out. Since years I do use and recommend RVTOOLS to my customers. – I know there are tons of scripting guru’s out there who will get some of the information … Continue reading

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vSAN on vSphere 6.0 and vSphere 6.5 – Upgrade path – there are dependencies..

A few days ago VMware released the new version of vSphere 6.0 Update 3. – As you would expect this version also contains some awesome patches for vSAN, which will make it more stable and more performant. – see the … Continue reading

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Some Performance hints for VSAN 6.2

With VSAN 6.2 VMware added a lot of new features, like dedup, compression and checksums. Some of these features can use CPU resources to a certain extent – depending on your workload. In my personal experience with customers, I have … Continue reading

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vCenter / SSO / PSC 5.1 5.5 and 6.0 mixed versions compatibility

You have multiple vCenters in different versions and want to upgrade to vCenter 6.0 (U2 or later)? – What is supported and what is unsupported? There are some possible configurations where you can have different versions of SSO compared to … Continue reading

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vCloud Networking and Security (VCNS) to NSX for vShield Endpoint Upgrade

Are you using Shield Endpoint to manage your offloading anti-virus solution? It is time now to update your vShield Manager to NSX Manager. vShield Network and Security (VCNS) is end of support September 2016. Your “old” vShield Endpoint manager is … Continue reading

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How to keep VMware TOOLS up-to-date?

Update VMware Tools? You might have heard in autumn 2015 that VMware is de-coupling VMware Tools from virtualisation solutions. This means VMware Tools will be released separately and the latest VMware Tools will be compatible with all platforms, this means … Continue reading

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Change OS (update from Windows 2008 to Windows 2012 R2) of vCenter 5.5 – Change vCenter 5.5 SSO architecture, virtualize a physical vCenter 5.5

1. Summary The following checklist describes the process of migration (update) the vCenter 5.5 OS (for example from Windows 2008 to Windows 2012 R2) by actually re-installing a fresh vCenter 5.5 – using the exsisting vCenter database, inventory database and … Continue reading

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