VMware vSphere Tutorials

How to Install VMware vCenter Server 5.1 U1 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012

it’s possible to install vCenter Server on Windows Server 2012. Also a Microsoft SQL 2012 is supported as an external database. Since the vSphere 5.1, the architecture of vCenter has changed and another database is present – SSO (single sign on database). So there are three databases for vCenter: VMware vSphere 5.1 Single Sign-On VMware vSphere… Read More »

VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 and ESXi 5.1 Update 1 Released

  April 25th, VMware released vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 and ESXi 5.1 Update 1. This release offers the following improvements: vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 Additional vCenter Server Database Support: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Additional Guest Operating System Customization Support: Windows 8 Windows Server… Read More »

Step by Step Upgrade from VMware vCenter Server 5.0 to vCenter Server 5.1.0b

All vCenter Server Components have to be patched separately. The update process itself if strait forward and can usually been clicked through without answering much questions. Recommended Upgrade Sequence for VMware vCenter: Update vCenter Single Sign On Reboot Update VMware vCenter Inventory Service Update VMware vCenter Server Update VMware vSphere Web Client Update VMware vSphere… Read More »