Recently I was upgrading a vCenter 6.0 U2 to 6.5, and after successfully upgrading the external PSC, the process failed at the vCenter. After some troubleshooting, I found out that I needed to add the user to the “Replace a Process Level Token” attribute under the Local Security Policy. You can find the Microsoft documentation… Continue reading vSphere Upgrade 6.0 to 6.5 Fails with Replace Process Level Token error.
VMware recently announced a new vSphere release, version 6.7. It includes new features like the Per-VM EVC and support for embedded PSC and vCenter in enhanced link mode (ELM). In this post, I will show a slideshow of the upgrade process in a topology with the Platform Service Controller separate from the vCenter server. Basically,… Continue reading vCenter 6.7 upgrade walkthrough
The time comes when you have to upgrade your system to add new features and functionality. Sometimes you find bugs and need to troubleshoot a little bit the situation. Precisely what happened to me when upgrading from VCSA 6.0 to VCSA 6.5 with embedded VMware Update Manager (VUM). It took me a little digging here… Continue reading How to re-register the embedded VMware Update Manager (VUM) to its vCenter (VCSA) 6.5
This morning I am crashing down on a bean bag to listen to a few tricks from newbies and seasoned public speakers alike on how to master this skill. Thanks to Ariel Sanchez (@arielsanchezmor ), Thom Greene (@tbgree00), Edward Haletky (@Texiwill), and Simon Long (@SimonLong_ ) for this excellent talk. Create a mind map, and… Continue reading Hacking Public Speaking
Day one at VMworld 2017 was huge, exciting announcements about VMWare on AWS and ubiquitous security via the NSX framework and AppDefense. Day two is action-packed. Michael Dell joins Pat Gelsinger on stage for this second-day general session. The digital transformation is the main topic around all the sessions, Michael Dell talks about how easy… Continue reading VMworld 2017 General Session Day Two
This morning we woke to a couple of announcements from VMWare, first VMware on AWS is available on a By-The-Hour basis and also the new AppDefense security offering. At the main session, Pat welcomes a crowd of 20k+ participants and takes a minute to ask for help in any way to the victims of Hurricane… Continue reading VMworld 2017 Day One General Session
One on the most important gains at VMware Partner Exchange is learning how to approach a client to help them achieve their goals and solve their problems. We all know that we should lead with a solution and not a product, but to design the right solution we need a good understanding of their environment… Continue reading Assessment Led Selling
VMworld 2017 here we go! I am so happy to be back this year, flying in on Friday this time to sit on the PEX Workshops. I am refreshing all my NSX knowledge this Saturday. As a technology enthusiast, I like to write about what I do, the things I design, implement and especially those… Continue reading vExpert, VMworld, and I
It is voting time! Eric Siebert (find him at vSphereland) has this annual vBlog survey and for the first time, my site is listed this year. If you think that my blog has benefitted you (even to help you go to sleep) please take a minute to cast your vote. Find vWannabe.com (Javier Rodriguez) in… Continue reading Top vBlog 2017!