Edward Haletky


RHEV upgrade saga: RHEL KVM and the Open vSwitch

A customer recently switched from VMware Server to KVM, but we wanted better networking, which required us to install and operate the Open vSwitch.

vSphere upgrade saga: HP Insight Management integration

I have previously written about upgrading HPSIM and installing HP specific offline bundles within my vSphere environment. This was to increase the integration between vCenter, vCloud Director, and my physical hardware. Still,...

vSphere upgrade saga: Adding a D2200SB w/P4000 VSA

In order to increase the size of my virtual environment, I need to increase the size of my primary storage. The choices were to increase the capacity of disks for slower disks, add another disk tray to my SAN, or to use a virtual...

vSphere upgrade saga: Veeam upgrade

Upgrading to the latest Veeam Backup and Replication v6.5 went smoothly. However, I got errors on all but one of my backup jobs. A simple patch fixed that.

Email upgrade: Replacing Axigen mail with MailScanner

I'm tired of moving spam mail to spam folders from which the system never learns. So it's time for me to try a new approach.

vSphere upgrade saga: Upgrading the storage on your Iomega ix2-200

1TB is just not enough for everything I have.

vSphere upgrade saga: Upgrading vCenter Operations Manager

With both VIN and vCops broken, I had to fix both before moving on to the next phase of my migration.

vSphere upgrade saga: Fixing backup and other virtual appliances

Ever since I upgraded vCenter Server to v5.1, my backup tool has been failing, unable to connect to vCenter. This is not unexpected as my SSL certificate for vCenter changed, and with that change comes the need to fix my backup tool....

vSphere upgrade saga: vSphere ESXi and Host Profiles

Of all the upgrades I have done to date, this was by far the easiest. Perhaps it was practice or even VMware vSphere’s time in market, but the upgrade to vSphere ESXi 5.1 from v4.1 and v5.0 went flawlessly.

vSphere upgrade saga: vCloud Director 5.1

vCloud Director was one of the easiest upgrades but still required some VMware Knowledge Base articles to complete. As always before you do anything you need to "Read the Fine Manual". One misstep may mean starting all over again.

vSphere upgrade saga: Upgrading to vCNS 5.1

vCNS 5.1 replaces vShield 5.1, and if you do not add new nodes during your installation, you can easily perform all upgrades without removing any components of vShield. vCNS upgrades will upgrade all components of vShield.

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