New Release – PowerCLI 11.5.0

See upgraded PowerCLI commands with 11.5.0 here …

New Release – PowerCLI 11.5.0

The days are ticking away until VMworld Europe, but we have some exciting news that we just couldn’t keep quiet about! PowerCLI version 11.5.0 is here and it is a huge release! More than 20 cmdlets have been added. There are new properties available for the objects we all know and love, one of which […] The post New Release – PowerCLI 11.5.0 appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.

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Explore VMware Tanzu at VMworld 2019 Europe

If you have the chance to go to VMworld 2019 in Barcelona, check out VMware Tanzu …

Explore VMware Tanzu at VMworld 2019 Europe

VMware Tanzu has been introduced to transform the way enterprises build, run and manage applications on Kubernetes.

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VCSA 6.7: Part 2 – See how easy it is to restore vCenter via file-based backup!

After finishing the first part, you can continue with the second part by connecting to the <VCSA IP>:5480 or <FQDN IP>:5480.

You log in:



Provide SSO credentials:

Complete Restore Dialog:




(This screenshot is from another test)

After finishing, you can log on to your vCenter Server again and your configured backup schedule is still in place.

Consider configuring your file-based backup. You then do not call the restore team.

VCSA 6.7: Part 1 – See how easy it is to restore vCenter via file-based backup!

I recently upgraded to vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 3 and decided to configure the file-based backup to occur once a day and keeping the last ten backups. Remember, there is an integrated scheduler!

If you need to restore, start with the installer version which corresponds to your installed VCSA. In my case, I needed build version 14367737. Best is, you check with the VMware KB here:

Just follow the installer dialog:


You need to know the location of the backup files (I am using a NFS server and scp to the share):





Target Appliance VM:

Deployment Size:


Configure Network (already pre-filled):

Complete Stage 1:


Depending on your environment, stage one will take its time to finish:

See part 2 for step by step through stage 2.

How to Tune vMotion for Lower Migration Times?

See how to optimize vMotion here

How to Tune vMotion for Lower Migration Times?

I an earlier blog post, The vMotion Process Under the Hood, we went over the vMotion process internals. Now that we understand how vMotion works, lets go over some of the options we have today to lower migration times even further. When enabled, by default, vMotion works beautifully. However, with high bandwidth networks quickly becoming The post How to Tune vMotion for Lower Migration Times? appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.

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