VMware vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) upgrade runs out of disk space and fails

VMware: vCenter 5.5 Update 2d in Linked Mode OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 vCenter SSO: Multisite deployment VMware vCenter 5.5 Update 2e: Release Notes & Installation and Upgrade Issues

I tried to upgrade VMware vCenter 5.5 from Update 2d to Update 2e. The Linked Mode was unconfigured prior to upgrade.

All services were running OK […]

HOW TO: Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to Upgrade VMware ESXi hosts

I recently upgraded VMware environment from vSphere 5.0 to vSphere 5.5 and thought I should document the host upgrade process.

For detailed instructions please refer to the “Upgrading and Migrating Your Hosts” topic of the vSphere Upgrade Guide.

Connect the vSphere Client to a vCenter Server with which Update Manager is registered; Open Update Manager, […]

HOW TO: Upgrade Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM and VEM

Download Cisco Nexus 1000V upgrade code from Cisco web site: These instructions will be for Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2b).

Software:; Release Notes: Extract the following files from VSM – Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV1.5.2b.zipVSMUpgrade: nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV1.5.2b.bin – system software image; nexus-1000v-kickstart.4.2.1.SV1.5.2b.bin – kickstart software image VEM – Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV1.5.2b.zipVEM: VMware vSphere ESX 4.1 – VMware […]

VMware ESXi Driver for Cisco fnic and Cisco enic

Download VMware ESXi Driver for Cisco fnic and Cisco enic: Cisco fnic driver / fnic driver; Cisco enic driver / enic driver If the links above do not work, login to My VMware > Product & Downloads > All Downloads > VMware vSphere, select vSphere version and click on Drivers […]

VMware products firewall configuration

What ports do I need to open for VMware vSphere ESXi 5.x and vCenter Server / Update Manager?

You can study vSphere Installation and Setup guide and VMware vSphere 5.x Security Guide. I also found VMware KB 1012382 article: TCP and UDP Ports required to access vCenter Server, ESX hosts, and other network components and, […]