Network Monitoring Enhancements in vSAN 7 Update 2

Network Monitoring Enhancements in vSAN 7 Update 2

Network Monitoring Enhancements in vSAN 7 Update 2 Administrators need to be able to quickly understand the health and performance of a network. Visibility into the network is key to a reliable and consistent hyperconverged platform. VMware vSAN 7 Update 2 introduces several new metrics and […]


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TGI Kubernetes 150: “Production Kubernetes”…

TGI Kubernetes 150: “Production Kubernetes” Book Discussion

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This week we are trying something new on TGIK! Joe is inviting the authors of “Production Kubernetes” on to talk about the book. Come, hang out and ask questions. Let’s see how many of Josh, Rich, Alex and John we can get to join us. You can get a FREE (in exchange for email) copy here: https://tanzu.vmware.com/content/ebooks/production-kubernetes. You can also buy a paper copy book: https://www.amazon.com/Production-Kubernetes-Successful-Application-Platforms/dp/1492092304


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VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery on Tech Field…

VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery on Tech Field…

Nabil Quadri, Group Product Manager, presents VMware SaaS Orchestrator and cloud service configuration. VMware Cloud DR greatly simplifies the process of setting up a DR plan with its built-in DR orchestration capabilities. This presentation is a technical deep dive into these capabilities and […]


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New Release – PowerCLI 12.3

New Release – PowerCLI 12.3

New Release – PowerCLI 12.3

It is my pleasure to announce the release of PowerCLI 12.3. Here are some of the key highlights for this release. Release Highlight Workload Management Support for vSphere with Tanzu with vSphere Networking New cmdlet New-WMNamespaceNetworkSpec to create a network specification for Namespace network vSphere Support for Native Key Provider Cross vCenter VM Cloning vSAN … Continued The post New Release – PowerCLI 12.3 appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.


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Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Enhancement for vSAN Stretched Cluster

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Deployment of VMware Cloud Director 10.2 on VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0

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VMware Cloud Director on VMware Cloud Foundation is quite beneficial for providers as it saves time in the deployment and configuration of underlying infrastructure required for VMware Cloud Director. There are various ways by which one can deploy VMware Cloud Director on VMware Cloud Foundation. This video talks about one of the deployment scenario and demonstrates the end to end deployment process of VMware Cloud Director 10.2 in the management domain of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0. Products covered: VMware Cloud Director, VMware Cloud Foundation


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Announcing Limited Extension of VMware vSphere 6.5 General Support Period

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By — Paul Turner, VP Product Management, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware This month marks a full year that many businesses transitioned to a work from home model with the onset of the global pandemic. That’s created challenges for some of our customers with regards to IT operations and strategic planning. It has also led … Continued The post Announcing Limited Extension of VMware vSphere 6.5 General Support Period appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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Announcing Limited Extension of vSAN 6.5 and…

Announcing Limited Extension of vSAN 6.5 and 6.6 General Support Period

Announcing Limited Extension of vSAN 6.5 and…

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Congratulations To Our New 2020 VCDXs

Congratulations To Our New 2020 VCDXs

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Tanzu Advanced Edition & Training Resources Now…

Tanzu Advanced Edition & Training Resources Now Available

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NSX-T upgrade to 3.1.1 with few issues.

I updated NSX-T in my lab environment (more about the homelab here) from version 3.1.0 to 3.1.1 { more precisely from 3.1.0.0.0.17107157 to 3.1.1.0.0.17483185 }. And during the update I went through few issues, which I was able to solve 🙂 Learning curve go up ..

Before you start, read release notes: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/3.1/rn/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center-311-Release-Notes.html

The first step should be to check NSX-T backups and alarms. I did the first, but not the second. So it had consequences.

Backups were looking good. So I downloade the upgrade MOB file from vmware.com pages to my computer.

Then I navigate to my NSX-T manager → System → Upgrade and click “Upgrade NSX”

“Prepare for Upgrade”.

First choose the upload method. In my case “Upload Local MUB file”. Click “Browse” and pick up the previously downloaded MUB file and click “Upload”

It took some time to upload 7,5GB MUB file.

Run pre-checks

Confirm it.

As I stated before I didn’t check the alarms. So during pre-check, it shows me all the issues I have.

Issue with edges:

Issue with ESXi hosts

I had 2 main issues:

  1. Two of my ESXi hosts had not enough space in “tmp” directory. NSX-T update needs at least 180MB free space in “tmp”.  To solve this issue I used this KB 2001550.
  2. ESXi host pst-esx3 was powered off and it was only one ESXi host in one of my clusters. So if there are some running VM’s on it, it will never enter maintenance mode. And maintenance mod is needed to update the ESXi host. The resolution was simple. Turn on the host and put it into maintenance mode manually.

Once all the issues were solved, I ran pre-checks again, and all statuses become green. 

Now I can start with upgrading by pressing “Upgrade” button.

“Check” EULA  and continue.

Once again confirm an upgrade “Yes, continue”.

Edges

I choose a parallel upgrade order plan for my edges. “START”

Edges upgrade in progress…

Upgrade of edges finished successfully. Now I can run post checks.

All post checks are green “No Edge(s) with issues”.

Hosts

Clicked on “Next” and continue with the Hosts upgrade. This time a choose “serial” upgrade plan order across groups and hit “Start”

It take a while to upgrade all hosts.

Once all hosts were upgraded I ran “Post Checks” to verify that the upgraded components are functioning smoothly.

In my case, there was one post-check error. “Post checks are complete. Found 1 Host(s) with issues”


Because in one host group I have only one host in a cluster. Yes, it is the pst-esx3. I must exit the host from the maintenance mode manually.

Second post-check ..

.. finished without any issue.

NSX Manager

The last object to upgrade is NSX Manager. Hit “Start”.

Confirm your intentions.

watch progress. Once the NSX manager is updated, it restarts itself.

After reboot, login back to NSX Manager, confirm “Customer Experience Improvement Program” and click “SAVE”.

Go back to System→ Upgrade → NSX Manager and see the final result.  All should be green/successful. Hit “DONE”.

This is how it should look after the upgrade to version 3.1.1 build 17483185

My upgrade history

Good luck with your upgrade.