VMTN

VMware vExpert 2018

  • simon 

  I am beyond delighted to have been accepted and named a vExpert for 2018. For those that don’t know, the annual VMware vExpert title is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. The title is awarded to individuals (not employers) for their commitment to sharing their knowledge and passion for VMware technology above and beyond their job requirements. For the past year I’ve been… Read More »VMware vExpert 2018

VMware vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations

  • simon 

I recently worked with a customer that had a well developed vSphere environment including;

  • vCenter 5.5 U3
  • vROPs 5.8.5
  • SRM 5.5.1
  • ESXi 5.5 U3

The reason I was working with them was to offer some advice for upgrading the environment up to vSphere 6.5.1, vROPs 6.6.1 and SRM 6.5.1.

This upgrade path is complicated by the need to keep the data held within SRM.  Each of the components outside of SRM is capable of being upgraded directly from 5.5 U3 to 6.5.1…  SRM can not, it must first go from 5.5.1 to 6.0 to 6.1.2 to 6.5.1.

Each of those versions of SRM has different compatibility requirements with other elements of the vSphere stack.  So the requirements of SRM drive the upgrade sequence of the other components.

Read on for upgrade considerations for each of these components.

Read More »VMware vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations

VMTN Community Forums – Master

  • simon 

VMTN Master!

I woke up this morning and as usual, when I’m not on an active engagement, I logged into the VMTN community forums to see what people where asking.

If you are not familiar with the VMTN community forums, it is well worth dropping in! Chances are, if you have ever typed a question about VMware technologies into a search engine, the VMTN community forums will return results.  In its own words the VMTN Community forums is “3 million VMware enthusiasts & customers connecting to share knowledge, resources, opinions, and experiences globally 24/7”

Anyway, I saw a notification and some feedback for an EVC issue I’d been helping someone with yesterday.  I jumped in to have a look and noticed I’d achieved the next status level on the VMTN community forums 😊

Read More »VMTN Community Forums – Master