Migrated to #vSphere 6.5 into an unsupported #SSO topology? – This is how we got out of it! #vExpert

Background We recently migrated a number vCenter installs from 5.5 on Windows, to the 6.5U1 VCSA These installs where in pairs, 1 vCenter per datacenter/MER, each their own seperate SSO install (on the same server). We did not believe at the time, that these SSO installations had any relationship with each other. The reason we
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A note on #vCenter 5.5 #upgrade and the size of the DB partition on the target #VCSA appliance #vexpert

Ran into an interesting issue during a 5.5 to 6.5 migration. During phase 2 of the installation (final configuration of the target VCSA), this would fail with the error: “Insufficient space on the appliance partition to accommodate all the data for upgrade data option ‘core'” Digging into the VCSA logbundle, various logs reported an issue
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Hardware woes… so I got some new stuff

On the eve of the new World of Warcraft patch, and GTA: San Andreas being released for the PC, of course the harddisk in my gaming rig failed. So I took the oppertunity for a little hardware upgrade. Got myself a Western Digital Raptor WD740GD. This is widely considdered as one of the fastest SATA drives
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