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NetApp head swap (FAS2020 / FAS3240) and upgrade (7.3.6 to 8.0.2)

Three years ago a client purchased a FAS2020, with 12 SAS disks in the head and a Fibre Channel shelf of ATA disks. After a year (or so) they added a second FC shelf The FAS2020 was a big success … Continue reading

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Moving VMs from ESX to Workstation

Updated post for Workstation 12.5 (copy using Workstation) There are a few ways to migrate VMs around between VMware products including using vCenter Converter, 3rd party tools, and O/S tools (backup/restore) but one of the easiest ways is via the … Continue reading

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Moving VMDK files

If you don’t have vSphere installed, or don’t have Storage vMotion and want to move vCenter itself there are several ways, the “vmkfstools” from the commandline, V2V with VMware Converter or another P2V tool, or by using the vSphere client’s … Continue reading

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Migrate vCenter VM

If you are using Essentials, or otherwise don’t have vMotion but need to move your vCenter server around, here is a quick how-to. Note that other servers don’t need the workaround, if you have vCenter up you can easily migrate … Continue reading

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