Friday, March 20, 2015

vCenter 6.0 Installation : Detecting Client Integration Plugin Timed Out Error!

This is a quick and a simple note to inform you about an issue which could eat up your precious time while deploying vCenter 6.0 or upgrading to vCenter 6.0 from a previous release within an available upgrade path.

I have vCenter 5.5 u2 running in my lab as vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (VCSA). The plan was to upgrade to the new and shiny vCenter 6.0 virtual appliance. If you have not looked into the documentation yet, then I must inform you that the process of upgrade requires you to install the Client Integration Plugin. I will not re-invent the wheel as Vladan Seget has already written a detailed article as to how you can do this upgrade here.

While I was trying to do this upgrade, I ran into an issue where after installing the Integration Client, the upgrade requires you to launch a webpage which is called VCSA-SETUP.HTML located in the setup folder which you extract from the ISO of vCenter 6.0. As soon as you launch this webpage, you are suppose to get a screen which allows you to either install a new VCSA appliance or upgrade the existing version running in your environments.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top vBlog 2015 Voting Open - Payback Time!

Time of the year when Eric Siebert of fame opens up the Top Virtualization Blog voting on his portal. Needless to say that each blogger listed in this ballot has spent hours of his personal time to give you content which has helped you in some way or form. Today, it's the payback time. Your vote is how you can appreciate the work these bloggers have done and the good thing is that it takes just about 2 minutes to caste it.

I have done my bit by voting for my favourite blogs which have helped me come out of difficult situations while implementing VMware products, helped me with my certification stints, gave me a scoop of how things work behind the scenes and most importantly help me understand how products come together to make a solution and how a solution helps solve business issues. In essence it has helped me develop as a Techie and as a Professional. 

Once again thank you to everyone who is in my TOP 10 LIST.