vSphere Upgrade Planning…

With the release of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 (GA today and ready for download) folks are chomping at the bit to upgrade in order to take advantage of some of the great new features which are available in this release. There is a lot of information out there on how to upgrade vSphere so in this post I wanted to provide an overview of planning an upgrade of a vSphere (vCenter and ESXi) environment.

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HPE SimpliVity Federation Design

This post provides an overview of HPE SimpliVity Federation design focusing on the HPE SimpliVity Arbiter’s function, the Arbiter’s requirements, and the placement of the Arbiter along with some guidance on the design of the vCenter environment supporting an HPE SimpliVity Federation. This post also includes two HPE SimpliVity Federations design examples.

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Migrating vCenter Server to SimpliVity DVP

In this post I am going to look at the two most common methods: using vMotion to migrate both the storage and running state of the vCenter virtual machine to a SimpliVity host, and using Storage vMotion to move storage and then removing and re-adding the vCenter virtual machine to inventory on a SimpliVity host.

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