Updating VMware Tools in vSphere 8

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to update VMware Tools in my vSphere 8 environment. Release notes for VMware Tools v12.1.5 can be found here, and below is a screenshot of my current environment. The goal is to share how to update VMware Tools for each ESXi Host using... Continue Reading →

How to update to VMware vCenter Server 8.0a

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to update my VCSA 8 environment. Release notes for VMware vCenter Server 8.0a can be found here. Below is a screenshot of my current environment and previous build numbers can be found here. Log into your VCSA and then select Update. Select Stage and... Continue Reading →

Deploying VMware vCenter 8

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to deploy VMware vCenter 8. Please keep in mind, I currently have an ESXi Host on a Dell PowerEdge R720 running version 7.0.3 on build number 20328353, also known as ESXi 7.0 Update 3g. Also, you should always check VMware's Compatibility... Continue Reading →

How to Update to vSphere and ESXi to Version 7.0.3U3f Build Number 20036589

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to update my ESXi and vSphere 7 environments to version 7.0.3U3f, build number 20036589. Release notes for VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3f can be found here. Below is a screenshot of my current environment (Update 3e, build version 19898904) prior to Update 3f.... Continue Reading →

How to Add VMware vSphere Servers to Veeam Backup and Replication v12 Beta2

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to add a VMware vSphere server to Veeam Backup and Replication. For the purpose of this demo, I am currently using the beta for v12 Beta2 for Veeam Backup and Replication (VBR). Once VBR has been successfully launched, please select the Backup Infrastructure view and then... Continue Reading →

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