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Upgrading VMware vSphere

Remember, end of general support for ESXi 5.5 is coming, and you cannot directly upgrade from ESXi 5.5 to 6.7.  You must upgrade to ESXi 6.5 as an intermediate step.
How to Upgrade to ESXi 6.5 Using VMware Update Manager
How to Upgrade to ESXi 6.7 Using VMware Update Manager

A Guide to Fumbling Through VMware PowerCLI

VMware’s PowerCLI can come in quite handy in a vSphere environment, especially when you are managing a large number of hosts.  Sure, you can find sample scripts on the Internet to run, but it is also a good idea to at least get a fundamental understanding of how PowerCLI works.  After all, you would not …

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Kali Linux VMware – The Complete 2021 Guide

  Kali Linux is a popular and powerful Linux distribution that comes with many security tools built right in.  If you have ever head of BackTrack, BackTrack became Kali Linux in 2013.  It is a Debian based distribution.  A distribution like Kali is important for security professionals because it comes with so many tools baked …

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VMware vSphere Explained (vSphere vs ESXi vs vCenter)

When it comes to VMware in your datacenter, you’ve probably heard a number of terms thrown around when talking about it.  Some may call it vSphere, some may call it the ESXi environment, or some may just refer to everything as VMware. Today I want to take a closer look at the VMware products we …

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A Look At VMware vSphere Remote Branch Office Editions

Virtualization has become prevalent in all areas of our infrastructure, from the datacenter, to our remote offices. Virtualizing the ROBO (a common term used for remote or branch offices) brings additional challenges to organizations, beyond just the initial deployment. One of the most difficult aspects of vSphere ROBO management can be justifying the licensing costs to …

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