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Update Manager Is Now in the New and Improved HTML5 vSphere 6.7 Client

When it comes time to update ESXi hosts, VMware vSphere Update Manager often comes to mind first.  You may also here it referred to as VMware VUM, or vCenter 6.7 Update Manager.  While vSphere Update Manager, does more than upgrade ESXi, it makes the upgrade easy and removes the risk of human error. Reducing risk …

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How to Learn VMware From an Expert: What I Wish I Knew When I Was Learning VMware

Learning a new technology can seem daunting at first. This year marks 10 years of me working with VMware technologies, which blows my mind. When I was first learning VMware, I was just like anyone else starting out, and I really had no idea what I was doing. I was sitting in front of a …

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My Favorite VMware vSphere Host Client Feature in ESXi 6.5 – Browsing Host Logs

I must have to admit.  When it was announced the VMware vSphere 6.5 C# client was about to ride into the sunset, I was a bit upset.  Sure, I had been using the vSphere Web Client for some time for vCenter, but I was used to logging into ESXi hosts directly with the C# client, …

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How to Update an Expired VMware vSphere License in the vSphere Web Client

The time has come once again to update a expired VMware vSphere license.  Personally, I have a bad habit if never bothering to add licenses in a lab environment until they expire.  If we are talking about a production environment, I always make sure licenses are verified during the testing and validation phase of the …

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Why Nested ESXi Is an Essential Part of Your Home Lab

There’s always a ton of discussion around home labs among IT professionals on Twitter, and many are very, very impressive!  I have to admit, I do tend to have a case of home lab envy at times.  Whatever you home lab consists of, be it a laptop, a desktop, or a mini rack, I’d like …

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How to Upgrade ESXi 5.5 to 6.5 Using vSphere Update Manager 6.5 on the vCenter Server Appliance

Something each and every one of us virtualization folks will have to is update ESXi at some point, it is a fact of life.  If you are looking to upgrade VMware vSphere ESXi from 5.5 to 6.5, look no further than VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5, which was integrated with the vCenter Server Appliance in the …

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