HP BL490G7 ESXi 5.1U1 – No adapters found During Install

So I was rebuilding some HP BL490G7 blades last week with VMware ESXi 5.1U1 and during the install it stopped with the message that there were not any network adapters detected therefore the installation would not continue. These blades had Continue reading HP BL490G7 ESXi 5.1U1 – No adapters found During Install

How to install vShield 5.1 Manager, App and Endpoint

In this guide we will be installing the vShield Manager appliance and the installing vShield App and vShield Endpoint (Now called vShield Networking and Security). You can reference the VMware quick start guide here. The first step in this is Continue reading How to install vShield 5.1 Manager, App and Endpoint

Create and Migrate Standard vSwitches to Distributed Switches in vSphere 5.1

In this scenario we will be migrating existing standard vswitches to distributed switches. This scenario also includes iSCSI vmkernel ports which we will be moving as well. There is no audio in this video so it is just video only. Continue reading Create and Migrate Standard vSwitches to Distributed Switches in vSphere 5.1

vSphere 5.1 AutoDeploy

In this guide we will be installing, configuring and using the AutoDeploy feature of vSphere 5.1. This is a great feature to use when you need to deploy many hosts and do not want to configure a local disk to Continue reading vSphere 5.1 AutoDeploy

vSphere 5.1 Data Protection Appliance

I just installed and configured the new vSphere 5.1 VDP appliance. Very easy installation and integrates well and works very well. But of course I am now looking at the fact that I am capped at 2TB limit and I Continue reading vSphere 5.1 Data Protection Appliance

Upgrade existing VDS to 5.1 using web ui

Here is a quick walk through on upgrading an existing VDS (Distributed Switch) to version 5.1 from an older version. Upgrading to this new version will give you the following new features. Network health check, rollback and recovery, LACP and Continue reading Upgrade existing VDS to 5.1 using web ui

vSphere 5.1 – Migrating standard switches (VSS) to distributed switches (VDS) using new web ui

Here is a quick walk-through on the process of migrating standard vSwitches (VSS) to distributed switches (VDS) using the new web ui in vSphere 5.1. In this post I will be migrating the management ports, vMotion ports and guest network ports Continue reading vSphere 5.1 – Migrating standard switches (VSS) to distributed switches (VDS) using new web ui

vSphere 5.1 host upgrade using update manager walkthrough

Here are some screenshots of upgrading ESXi 5.0 hosts to ESXi 5.1 using the update manager utility that was upgraded as part of the vSphere 5.1 walkthrough. The upgrade process went flawless to say the least. So just click through Continue reading vSphere 5.1 host upgrade using update manager walkthrough