Will I get Photon OS when I upgrade my VCSA 5.5/6.0 to VCSA 6.5?

There seems to be a bit of confusion on how the upgrade from an existing vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 5.5/6.0 to the upcoming VCSA 6.5 release will work. I suspect part of the confusion is also due to the fact that the underlying OS in the VCSA in vSphere 6.5 is changing from SLES to VMware’s very own […]

How to check the size of your Config & SEAT data in the VCDB in vPostgres?

After publishing my article on how to check the size of your vCenter Server’s Configuration and Stats, Events, Alarm & Tasks (SEAT) data for both a Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle based database, I had received a few requests for doing the same for the vPostgres database which the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) uses exclusively. Thanks […]

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Migration Tool officially GAs w/vSphere 6.0 Update 2m

Today, I am very happy to announce that we have released the official Windows vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Migration Tool which is part of the new VCSA vSphere 6.0 Update 2m release! I know many of you have been asking for an update since we released the VCS to VCSA Convert Appliance Fling a little […]

Quick Tip - How to disable the landing page for vCenter Server 5.x & 6.x?

The question of wanting to disable the default landing page for the vCenter Server is one that comes up infrequently. In fact, I probably see this maybe once or twice a year. However, when it does come up, it usually revolves around two topics: some sort of security risk and limiting users from obtaining software […]

Remotely query an ESXi host without adding it to vCenter Server

I was browsing through the vSphere API Reference the other day and I came across an interesting vSphere API called QueryConnectionInfoViaSpec() which was introduced in vSphere 6.0. This new API is similiar to the existing QueryConnectionInfo() method which also allows you to remotely query an ESXi host without requiring you to add it to your vCenter Server Inventory, which I did not […]