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VMware vSphere Host Profiles

How to Configure and Use VMware Host Profiles

In this tutorial I will guide you through how to use VMware Host Profiles to capture the settings of 1 host and duplicate those settings to another host. This method is extremely handy to ensure all hosts have exactly the same configuration. A few obvious settings cannot be the same such as IP addressing and MAC addresses, but we will talk about how to set the parameters for these below.

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vSphere 5.1 Web Interface HTTP 404

I’ve come across this issue a few times now and I mention this in my video on vCenter 5.1 Upgrade Part 2 – vSphere Web Client and Inventory Service Installation where you might receive a 404 error on the vSphere 5.1 web interface. In the video I point out an article from VMware which helps to resolve this error, for those who have not seen my video, here is an extract from the website and a link to the direct article on VMware

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vSphere 5.1 Upgrade 4 Part Video Tutorial Series

I’ve just completed this 4 part Video Tutorial Series on how to upgrade to vSphere 5.1 In this series I cover such things as Single Sign On database creation and installation, vSphere Web Client installation along with manually adding identity sources, Inventory Service Upgrade, vSphere 5.1 Client Upgrade, ESXi Host Agent Upgrade, vSphere 5.1 Update Manager installation and finally how to use Update Manager to upgrade our ESXi host to 5.1