Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.0.x to 6.7 U3

So, one of target to achieve VCAP-NV was completed successfully. Now, its time to upgrade lab as well, as old lab was running on VCSA 6.0 and VMware has recently released 6.7 U3. This blog will explore step by step process to upgrade vCenter server appliance. This upgraded lab will serve for NSX-T deployment as well.

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Objective 1.10 – Describe virtual machine (VM) file structure

In this part of blog, I will be covering file structure of Virtual Machine. What make up a virtual machine and what are important files that you shouldn’t be deleting at all. Well you can delete them but then you can say your virtual machine bye – bye. Jokes aside, let’s jump right into it.

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Objective 7.1 – Manage virtual networking

It’s been a while since my last bog on configuring virtual networking as I got stuck with some issues and work. I am drafting those issues as part of blog as some were quite interesting. So keep following as more adventure is yet to come. In last blog, we look at how to configure virtual switches. In this part, we will see how to manage virtual networking. How to add new hosts or change existing networking policies? So let’s start.

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Objective 4.5 Configure virtual networking

As part of this blog we will look at how to configure virtual networking. This blog covers exam objective 1.8 as well i.e. Differentiate between vSS and vDS.

vSphere 6.7 exam has two objective, one is configuring and other is managing virtual networking. So I will divide this blog in two part series. In part one I will cover basic of virtual networking, how to setup vSphere standard switch and vSphere distributed switch, configuring VMkernel networking and some other topics. In second part of blog we will cover objective 7.1 which talks about managing virtual networking. So let’s jump right into it.

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Objective 4.6 – Deploy and configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

In this blog we will look at how to deploy and configure vCenter server appliance. I am covering these exam objectives in sequence you will configure a vSphere environment, hence i am covering exam objectives back and forth. As part of this blog, we will cover various deployment models of vCenter server, how to deploy VCSA and what are initial configuration that goes in VCSA.

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