Deploying VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.1

In this guide we will be deploying the VMware vCenter Server Appliance. You can get this from the downloads at vmware.com. I will also be deploying this in VMware workstation in this guide, but the recommended way is to deploy Continue reading Deploying VMware vCenter Server Appliance 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 – 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