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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Preparing Compute Nodes to Use SimpliVity DVP

With the efficiency SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) brings to data with deduplication, compression, and optimization SimpliVity customers often need to scale compute before they need to scale storage. As long as the SimpliVity environment is capable of providing the storage capacity and performance required the compute resources can be scaled using what we call compute nodes.

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VMworld vBrownBag Tech Talk: Managing ESXi SSH Service with PowerCLI

The talk was on using PowerCLI to manage SSH. Specifically about using PowerCLI to report on the status of the SSH Service on ESXi host (is it running, what is the policy set for), updating the policy (Start and Stop with Host, Manual, Automatic), stopping and starting the SSH on ESXi hosts, and configuring the firewall for the SSH service to limit access to the service.

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