VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 1.3 – part 3

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In this post we will continue to discuss VMware Deploy and Configure Update Manager Components here are the objectives from the blueprint that i am going to cover: Troubleshoot Update Manager problem areas and issues  Documents used: VMware Installing and Administrating VMware Update Manager Troubleshoot Update Manager problem areas and issues: For this objective i looked at the  VMware Installing and Administrating VMware Update Manager PDF and the troubleshooting section is on page 173: here is the summary: “Update Manager Web Client Remains Visible in the vSphere Web Client After Uninstalling Update Manager Server”  Possible solution: Login/Logout from the vSphere web client “Connection Loss with Update Manager Server or vCenter Server in a Single vCenter Server System” Possible solutions:restart update manager service  , re-enable VUM plugin "Gather Update Manager Log Bundles”  from VUM…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 1.3 – part 2

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In this post we will continue to discuss VMware Deploy and Configure Update Manager Components here are the objectives from the blueprint that i am going to cover: Perform VUM orchestrated vSphere upgrades Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) Microsoft Servers 2012R2 Installed with VMware Update Manager Vmware VCSA (update2) Two ESXi host with (update1)  Documents used: VMware Installing and Administrating VMware Update Manager The lab: Perform VUM orchestrated vSphere upgrades: For this objective I installed new lab in my VMware workstation and i will like to update both of my ESXi hosts to the latest version (update2) I followed the procedure from vmware documents (link : https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/index.jsp#com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc/GUID-EA533B15-00FD-4F76-AB6D-8902B3E69CBE.html)   here is a summary of the procedure : Configure hosts maintenance mode settings Configure…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 1.3 – part 1

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In this post we will discuss VMware Deploy and Configure Update Manager Components here are the objectives from the blueprint: Deploy / Configure Update Manager components according to a deployment plan: Configure VUM Update Manager download service Configure a VUM shared repository Configure VUM smart rebooting Manually download updates to a VUM repository Create and modify VUM baseline groups Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) Microsoft Servers 2012R2 Installed with VMware Update Manager Microsoft Servers 2012R2 installed with Update Manager Download services.  Documents used: VMware Installing and Administrating VMware Update Manager  Note: for more information about VUM and UMDS please search on this site (from my VCP6 Study guide)   Configure VUM update manager Download service: For this objective we will need…
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VCP6-DCV blueprint section 4:Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x – Objective 4.2

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In this post we will continue covering the upgrade a vSphere deployment objective from the blueprint. The following are the blueprint objective: Compare the methods of upgrading vCenter Server Backup vCenter Server database, configuration and certificate datastore Determine correct order of steps to upgrade a vSphere implementation Given a scenario, determine the upgrade compatibility of an environment Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)   Compare the methods of upgrading vCenter Server: Depending on your previous version of your vSphere environment  you can decide which upgrade path to use. in vSphere upgrade document you will find all paths to upgrade: for example upgrade from vCenter 5.X with embedded services [caption id="attachment_620" align="aligncenter" width="977"] Source: VMwar vSphere Upgrade document[/caption]   or if you want to upgrade vCenter 5.X with external services: [caption id="attachment_623" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Source:…
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VCP6-DCV blueprint section 4:Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x – Objective 4.1 – Part 2

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In this post we will continue covering the upgrade a vSphere deployment objective from the blueprint. In this post we will cover the following: Setup UMDS to setup download repository Import ESXi images Upgrade an ESXi Host using vCenter Update Manager Stage multiple ESXi Host upgrades Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch Upgrade VMware Tools Upgrade Virtual Machine hardware   Setup UMDS to setup download repository: To install UMDS , you will need the Windows vCenter DVD again (same as VUM)   From VMware Documentation : The default location in 64-bit Windows is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager. To set up a download of all ESXi host updates and all virtual appliance upgrades, run the  following command: vmware-umds -S --enable-host --enable-va To set up a download of all ESXi host updates and disable the download…
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VCP6-DCV blueprint section 4:Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x – Objective 4.1 – Part 1

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So we are done with the storage part (for now, until we get to the troubleshooting part ) and now its time for upgrading vSphere deployment section. As usual i might not follow the blueprint order but i will try to cover all the subjects. The following are the blueprint objective: Configure download source(s) Setup UMDS to setup download repository Import ESXi images Create Baselines and/or Baseline groups Attach Baselines to vSphere objects Scan vSphere objects Stage patches & Extensions Remediate an object Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch Upgrade VMware Tools Upgrade Virtual Machine hardware Upgrade an ESXi Host using vCenter Update Manager Stage multiple ESXi Host upgrades Align appropriate baselines with target inventory objects.   Some thoughts: To cover this objective , i looked at blueprint resources and they…
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