Join Russell Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know, part of VMware vSphere: Upgrade a Deployment to vSphere 6.5.
- [Instructor] Now before we get started with this course there are a few things you need to know. I'll be working with an ESXI or vSphere environment running at version about 6.5. I'll include information on 6.0 where possible, but we will stay mostly in the 6.5 realm. Now before taking this course you should have a basic understanding of the vSphere web client vCenter Server vCenter Server Appliance. Different ESXI configurations and virtual machines.
It would also be best if you have around six months of experience with a VM or VMXI environment. Now if you would like to follow along with the course, you will need at least two hosts running ESXI. And it's best if they need an upgrade. A shared storage solution is also required, along with vCenter Server and a good chunk of time.
- Manually performing ESXi host and virtual machine upgrades
- Configuring a custom download source for Update Manager
- Importing ESXi images
- Creating baselines or baseline groups
- Attaching baselines to vSphere objects
- Upgrading an ESXi host using vCenter Update Manager
- Upgrading VMware tools, VM hardware, and Update Manager
- Performing vCenter server upgrades