Tag: Update Manager

How to upgrade Cisco VIC drivers via VMware Update Manager

How to upgrade Cisco VIC drivers via VMware Update Manager

After upgrading the UCS firmware and installing ESXi on the C220 M5s, I wanted to upgrade the native VIC drivers using offline bundles provided by ... Read More

No patches showing up for VMware vCenter Appliance–FIXED

No patches showing up for VMware vCenter Appliance–FIXED

I think I experienced an edge case issue where one of my client’s vCenter Appliances wasn’t showing any available patches to install.  This was a ... Read More

Migrating Windows Based vCenter to VMware Virtual Appliance 6.7 Walk Through

Migrating Windows Based vCenter to VMware Virtual Appliance 6.7 Walk Through

All of my new implementations are running VMware’s vCenter Virtual Appliance. It is SOO easy to deploy and includes everything you need for your infrastructure ... Read More

Upgrading VMware vCenter 6.0 appliance with a Windows based Update Manager option

Upgrading VMware vCenter 6.0 appliance with a Windows based Update Manager option

I ran into an interesting situation the other day.  When vSphere 6.0 was the hot new product out there, I had converted a client of ... Read More

Considering upgrading to vSphere 6.7? I’d wait a few months …

Considering upgrading to vSphere 6.7? I’d wait a few months …

VMware vSphere 6.7 was dropped while I was out in Atlanta for EMPOWER and I was pretty stoked to upgrade some environments to it at ... Read More

Pushing the NVIDIA Grid VIB to vSphere using Update Manager for vGPUs.

Pushing the NVIDIA Grid VIB to vSphere using Update Manager for vGPUs.

I’ve been working with a customer getting the NVIDIA Tesla M60 cards working in their environment and compiled some great information for those of you ... Read More

Stuck in Maintenance mode after 5.5 ESXi upgrade

Stuck in Maintenance mode after 5.5 ESXi upgrade

I received a call from a client asking for help removing maintenance mode from an ESXi host.  The 5.5 host was put into maintenance mode, ... Read More

Lock-Blocked by vSphere Lockdown mode.

Lock-Blocked by vSphere Lockdown mode.

I was doing some routine upgrades this past night when I ran into a strange issue that I figured I would make a note of.  ... Read More

Safe to upgrade to vSphere 5.5 Update 1 with NFS

Safe to upgrade to vSphere 5.5 Update 1 with NFS

After a couple of months of ignoring Update Manager’s rollup patch to vSphere 5.5 Update 1, it is now safe to click install. :)   (Although ... Read More

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should – Custom VMware Update Manager Depots

That’s the gist of the lesson I learned today – :) Again. A while back, I read about custom depots for VMware Update Manager.  I ... Read More