Converge External PSC to Embedded with vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode Configured

VMware announced the deprecation of the External Platform Services Controller. vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode was only supported with the External PSC (Platform Services Controller) deployment architecture. With the release of 6.7, VMware announced a simplified vCenter SSO (Single Sign-On) domain architecture by enabling vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode support for the vCenter Server Appliance with embedded…

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vCenter 6.7 U3 Upgrade Has Limited Deployment Size options with Snapshots

I encountered an interesting issue while attempting to upgrade a vCenter 6.5 Update 2 appliance to 6.7 Update 3. I started by mounting the 6.7U3 iso, executing the installer and selecting the upgrade option. The first step was to connect to the source vCenter appliance that I was upgrading and the vCenter that was managing…

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Manually Update vCenter Server Appliance via VAMI

I decided to upgrade my home lab from vSphere 6.7 Update 1 to vSphere 6.7 Update 3. The way to do this is via the VAMI (VMware Appliance Management Interface). If your vCenter appliance has internet access this very straight forward, however, some organisations don’t allow internet connectivity, so the steps below are the simple…

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