Completed a VMware vCenter 5.1 U1a upgrade

This weekend I performed a vCenter 5.1 U1a upgrade (from vCenter 4.1 U1). While the upgrade went well and had only a few issues, I could not have done it as well without these two resources. Derek Seaman’s vSphere 5.1 Resources VMware vCenter Certificate Automation Tool This was certainly the most complex vCenter upgrade I’ve […]

Increase the number of available ephemeral ports

During the VMware vCenter Server 5.1 installation there is an option to check a box that says “Increase the number of available ephemeral ports.” The description reads: If your vCenter Server manages hosts on which you will power on more than 2000 virtual machines simultaneously, this option prevents the pool of available ephemeral ports from […]

VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1

UPDATE: One day after my blog post, “VMware vSphere 5.1 now supports VMware View 5.1.x.” See also “Finally! View 5.1 now supports a newly patched vSphere 5.1.” When VMware vSphere/vCenter 5.1 was released in September 2012, I started to get excited about upgrading both my VMware View and VMware vSphere environments to versions 5.1. Both […]