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 →

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 →

Creating a Template in vSphere

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to create a VMware Template from a virtual machine in vSphere 7. A virtual machine template can be used to create a virtual machine from a golden image, which can be repurposed often to create as many virtual machines as you desire. To... Continue Reading →

How to Create a vApp in vSphere 7

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to create a VMware vApp in vSphere 7. A vApp consists of one or more virtual machines that communicate over a network and use resources and services in a deployed environment. A vApp can contain multiple virtual machines. To begin,... Continue Reading →

How to Create a VMware Datacenter

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to create a new VMware Datacenter. Log into your vSphere web client, right-click your vCenter Server name and then select New Datacenter. When prompted to do so, please provide a name for the new Datacenter. For this guide, I called... Continue Reading →

How to install Nutanix CE on vSphere7

The purpose of this blog post (in collaboration with fellow Nutanix NTC Anwar Khan) is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to configure the Nutanix Community Edition (CE) on vSphere 7. The community edition ISO, metadata file, and the Prism Central tar files can be found and downloaded from the Nutanix Community site.... Continue Reading →

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