Tag Archives: vSphere

Upgrading VMware vCenter 6.5u1 to 6.7 along with ESXi and vSAN

By | June 5, 2018

Introduction: VMware just released vCenter 6.7, vSphere 6.7, and VSAN 6.7 to the public introducing long awaited features concentrating on hybrid management. In this post I am going to walk you through an upgrade from 6.5u1 to 6.7 for vCenter Appliance, External PSC, vSphere through Update Manager, and lastly VSAN.    Upgrades to 6.7 is… Read More »

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVOL)

By | June 16, 2017

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVOLs) was one of the new features that were added back in the vSphere 6.0 release. Recently with vSphere 6.5, a few enhancements were made to the vVOLs and I am seeing quite a few customers use this in their production environment. On my day to day conversation with customers, mostly… Read More »

vSphere 6 Deployment Methods

By | December 15, 2016

vCenter Server with Embedded PSC and Database The embedded PSC is meant for standalone sites where vCenter Server will be the only SSO integrated solution. In this case replication to another PSC should not be required and is not possible. Device is a single point of failure. Supports Windows and VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) based… Read More »

ESXTOP – Replay Mode

By | November 13, 2016

Replay mode – It is similar to record and replay operation. Data that was collected by the vm-support command is interpreted and played back as esxtopstatistics. We can view the captured performance information for a particular duration or time period as like real time to view what was happened during that time. This will be very useful for… Read More »

ESXTOP – Batch Mode

By | November 12, 2016

Batch mode – Statistics can be collected  and output can be saved in a file (csv) and  also  it can be viewed & analyzed using windows perfmon & other tools in later time. To run esxtop in batch mode and save the output file for feature analysis use the command as in in below syntax esxtop -b -d 10… Read More »

ESXTOP – Overview

By | November 12, 2016

ESXTOP is the utility only for ESX host to examine real-time resource usage for ESX and resxtop for ESX & ESXi hosts.esxtop can only be used for the local ESX machine but resxtop can be used remotely to view the resource utilization of ESX/ESXi hosts from other ESX/ESXi servers or VMA. There are 3 different types of Modes in… Read More »