Step by Step: Upgrade vCenter VCSA 6.0 (or 6.5) to 6.7

These screenshots show the entire process to upgrade vCenter from 6.0 to 6.7 using a Windows 10 desktop as my administrative workstation.   The same steps work for vCenter 6.5 to 6.7. Preparing for the vCenter appliance upgrade Appliance Upgrade Stage 1 Errors that can occur during stage 1 If you used the wrong password for …Read More…

How to install vCenter 6.7 (and 6.0 and 6.5) with no DNS, only IP address

Many websites will say that vCenter 6x requires DNS lookup, but these steps and screenshots prove that you can install a new vCenter 6.7 with only an IP address and no DNS. Start vCenter install from .iso file using Windows 10 vCenter install stage 1 8. Configure options for “set up appliance VM” — this …Read More…

Approaches to security policy

Here are common strategies for security policy, for better or worse. Plug the Holes This approach is used by enterprises and big business – those with a $10,000,000+ budget for their IT department. Enterprises need a full-functioned network.  They need ten different versions of Microsoft servers and desktops, Office, Adobe, Internet Explorer, File sharing, Websites, and …Read More…