Friday, 25 March 2016

Installing a vROps 6.2 Appliance

A post to cover my initial fiddling with vRealise Operations Manager 6.2. Considering I have the vExpert licenses to play with, then installing and configuring some additional monitoring seems like a good idea, especially since the alerting and reporting tools that come baked in to vSphere itself are not that extensive. I've heard good things about this version of vROps, so let's see how easy this is.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Upgrading to vCenter/ESxi 6.0U2

They're fresh out, they contain a whole load of enhancements, and if you're a vExpert or enthusiast running a homelab, then you'll most likely want to get a look at the new vSphere 6.0 Update 2 stuff ASAP.

Time to quickly upgrade the vCenter Appliance and ESXi hosts to take advantage of the HTML5 interface, built in Host Client, VSAN 6.2 and so on. This is assuming you're not an enterprise with enterprise ways and means, of course...