A new feature in NSX for vSphere v6.4 is the upgrade coordinator. In previous versions of NSX you would have to navigate to various distinct areas of the UI to facility an upgrade of your entire NSX environment. This new feature provides a single portal for planning and upgrading the entire NSX system, also providing … Continue reading How to perform a simplified NSX Upgrade with the new Upgrade Coordinator feature
In a previous post I walked through installing the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager(vRSLCM) solution and importing existing vRealize components. For this post I'll show you how to use vRSLCM to upgrade vRealize components, specifically vRealize Operations. vRSLCM streamlines the upgrade process, simplifying the download and application of product updates. (e.g. in a typical vR Ops … Continue reading Utilizing vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to streamline a vR Ops upgrade
VMware has recently published a Recommended Configuration Maximums document for NSX. Until now, this information had to be gleaned from various sections of the documentation. Nice to see it collated into one place. Document is based on NSX for vSphere 6.3, and you can download it here
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is a new addition to the vRealize Suite. Announced at VMworld 2017 Europe, and v1.0 was released on September 19th 2017! The solution is designed to streamline and simplify the deployment and on-going Day 0 to Day 2 management of the vRealize Suite. Which includes Installation Initial Setup Health Monitoring/Configuration Management … Continue reading vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Step by Step How to Install & Import Existing Environment
Announcing Three New VMware NSX Guides!Announcing Three New VMware NSX Guides!VMware’s Networking and Security Business Unit is excited to announce THREE NSX Guides being released for VMworld U.S. 2017! Our Guides are authored and technically reviewed by VMware subject matter experts and serve to cover VMware network and security essentials. These new guides follow our … Continue reading Announcing Three New VMware NSX Guides!
NSX-V v6.3.3 was released this week, but before you upgrade be sure to pay close attention to the release notes. Couple of things to note. NSX Controller OS change The underlying operating system for the NSX Controller is now Photon OS. See Controller Upgrade in the Upgrade Notes for NSX Components section for details on … Continue reading NSX-V v6.3.3 Upgrade Notes
If you don't already have Log Insight deployed in your environment, stop reading this immediately and go deploy it! I'll be here when you get back. A 25 OSI pack is even included with your vCenter license, see this FAQ. Log Insight is a simple install, and I won't cover that here. As there is … Continue reading VCSA Log Insight Agent Install & Configuration