Cleanup your DB before the upgrade is not a “must” but this is a good moment.
Do you also have some concerns before updating your vCenter? For sure we all have a Plan and a Plan B, Plan C …, but there is always someting you didn’t considered or expected. I would like to show you my Upgrade from 5.5 U3b to 6.0 U2.
I just want to know how much space does your vCenter DB consume and what are your biggest tables?
Mostly I created VLANs in UCS with the GUI, but how do we do this in PowerShell?
How do you indentify VMs that generates the most IOPS? With the vSphere Client? No, we do it in PowerCLI 😉
Often you have to check the paths on your hosts. At least if you upgrade your UCS or SAN infrastructure 😉 Do it with PowerCLI!
In theory a upgrade of an UCS is not complicated, but there are many stumbling blocks. I show you my procedure, bugs, some hints and Cisco TAC Support stuff 😉
In my last post, we collected data with PowerCLI scripts to build some graphs and numbers in Excel. Let’s start fomating this data!
What about a Report about your VM growth per Cluster? The only thing we use is Excel, PowerCLI and HTML-Reports. I show you how to build that.