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Version Updates – What’s New?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Automation, Compute, DevOps, Infrastructure, Management, Networking, Security | 0 comments

code release

In a word…Everything!

Big release day for VMware engineering yesterday.  Great work guys!

 

VMware vSphere 6.0n (ESXi, vCenter)

6
12-Mar-15
VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon 6.x
6.1.0
12-Mar-15
VMware vRealize Automation 6.x
6.2.1
12-Mar-15
VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6.x
6.0.1
12-Mar-15
vRealize Business Advanced\Enterprise 8.x
8.2.1
12-Mar-15
vRealize Business Standard 6.x
6.1.0
12-Mar-15
vRealize Business Standard 6.x for vSphere
6.1
12-Mar-15
vRealize Code Stream 1.x
1.1.0
12-Mar-15
vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.x
5.8.4
12-Mar-15
vRealize Operations Manager 5.x
5.8.5
12-Mar-15
VMware vCloud Networking and Security
5.5.4
12-Mar-15
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 6.x
6
12-Mar-15
VMware Virtual SAN 6.x
6
12-Mar-15
VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.x
6
12-Mar-15
VMware vSphere Replication 6.x
6
12-Mar-15
VMware Integrated Open Stack
1
12-Mar-15
VMware View 6.x
6.1
12-Mar-15
VMware Horizon Client for Windows 3.x
3.3
12-Mar-15
VMware Workspace Portal 2.x
2.1.1
12-Mar-15
VMware App Volumes 2.x
2.6
12-Mar-15
VMware vSphere PowerCLI 6.x
6
12-Mar-15
vRealize Orchestrator Active Directory plugin
2.0.0
12-Mar-15
vRealize Orchestrator vRealize Automation plugin
6.2.1
12-Mar-15

 

 

Thanks to Amy C for the compiled list!

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vSphere 6 Upgrade Install Error NSX

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Compute, Infrastructure | 1 comment

vSphere6_NSX_Error

 

<CONFLICTING_VIBS ERROR: Vibs on the host are conflicting with vibs in metadata.  Remove the conflicting vibs or use Image Builder to create a customer ISO providing newer versions of the conflicting vibs.  [‘VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfiler-switch-security_5.5.0-0-0.2107100’, ‘VMware_bootbank_esx-vsip_5.5.0-0-0.2107100’, ‘VMware_bootbank_esx-vxlan_5.5.0-0-0.2107100’]>

I spent the day upgrading all my hosts to vSphere 6.0 from vSphere 5.5.  It felt right, it felt like it was time.  However, I must admit – I was not successful at first.  Did you check out the way wordy above? Yikes!

What I could make out from the upgrade error is there was something about the vSphere 6 upgrade that wasn’t jiving with NSX 6.1.2.  It appeared if I could “un-prep” this host then I could be on my way.  Fortunately, it is way easy to remove the VIBs that NSX installs during a host prep.

Once your host is back online, SSH to it and issue the following commands in bold:
~ # esxcli software vib remove -n esx-vxlan

Removal Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed:
VIBs Removed: VMware_bootbank_esx-vxlan_5.5.0-0.0.2107100
VIBs Skipped:
~ #
~ # esxcli software vib remove -n esx-dvfilter-switch-security
Removal Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed:
VIBs Removed: VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfilter-switch-security_5.5.0-0.0.2107100
VIBs Skipped:
~ # esxcli software vib remove -n esx-vsip
Removal Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed:
VIBs Removed: VMware_bootbank_esx-vsip_5.5.0-0.0.2107100
VIBs Skipped:

That’s it! Go ahead and start that the upgrade again!

PS I’m sure VMware will have better method of upgrading to vSphere 6 where NSX is installed.  However, us early adopters sometimes don’t get to ride on easy street.

NSX in the home lab

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Networking | 0 comments

nsx

I worked on a customer POC this week along side of our NSX specialist and was really looking forward to documenting the install and posting a very comprehensive guide to a home lab install.  Too late!  I stumbled on routetocloud.com and realized it was one of the best I’ve ever seen.

Kudos to Roie Haim, one of our PSO consultants.  If you’re going to be doing any work with NSX, his site is a must-read.  http://www.routetocloud.com/.

 

 

 

 

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