Step by Step guide to upgrade distributed vCenter 6.7 to vCenter 7.0

vSphere 7.0 has been announced as General Available by VMware and is ready for download. So, its time to start upgrading lab. Starting vSphere 7.0, option to use external PSC is completely removed and any existing distributed deployment needs to be migrated to embedded deployment. In this article, we will be looking at how to upgrade a distributed deployment of vCenter server 6.7 to vCenter server 7.0.

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Migrate VM between two vCenter joined to different SSO domain

Cross vCenter vMotion capability have been introduced sine vSphere 6.0. But, what if vCenter servers are joined to different SSO (single signon) domain. You will not get option in GUI to migrate VM to different vCenter then. So, is it still possible to do migration between them. In this blog, we will see how to migrate VM in such scenario.

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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 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 4.6 – 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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