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How to Upgrade to ESXi 6.7 Using VMware vSphere Update Manager

If you have not already heard, vSphere 6.7 has been released, and Update Manager is now available in the HTML5 based vSphere Client. If you want to upgrade ESXi to 6.7, Update Manager is the easiest way to do so. Update Manager, also known as VUM,  has been integrated into the vCenter Server Appliance since …

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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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Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 the VCDX Way at VMworld 2017

Upgrading your vSphere environment can be done with the click of a button, thanks to VMware vSphere Update Manager.  However, just because you can doesn’t mean you should!  Rebecca Fitzhugh and I presented a session entitled Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 the VCDX Way at VMworld 2017. While performing the upgrade itself is easy, it is …

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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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