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The VMware Fusion Post: Fix Cannot Find a Valid Peer Process To Connect To

I have been a Mac user since 1999, which means I have also been a VMware Fusion user for quite a long time.  As much as we all may love our Macs, the fact is that even in this day and age, there is sometimes software we need to use that only runs on Windows. …

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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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Enhancements to Update Manager Download Service in vSphere 6.5

If you plan on using VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5 (which is now integrated into the VMware vCenter Server Appliance), the VMware vSphere Update Manager Download Service, or UMDS, may very well be a key component of your deployment.  Are you getting ready to upgrade to vSphere 6.7?  Be sure to read the full article …

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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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A Guide to VMware ESXi Install Locations

When it comes to setting up a new VMware vSphere environment, there are many things that must be considered.  While it is not hard to install VMware products, making a few decisions up front can make things a lot easier later on.  One key task in this process is to install ESXi, or the hypervisor …

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It’s Here!  vSphere Update Manager on the vCenter Server Appliance

The vCenter Server Appliance has come a long way since its release in vSphere 5.0.  It’s gone from “I think it will be a good solution for my lab” in vSphere 5.0 to “wow, I can support as many hosts and clusters as Windows!” in vSphere 6.0.  vSphere 6.5 introduces the new era of vCenter, …

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