Pure Storage and Round Robin

Yesterday, Pure Storage support and I performed a non-disruptive upgrade of the operating system (called Purity) that runs the controllers for our solid state SAN (storage area network). Prior to the upgrade, Pure Storage support wanted to confirm that all of our LUNs were configured to use Round Robin. Specifically, their “VMware ESXi 5.1 Best […]

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 […]

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 […]