I am very honored to be presenting a breakout session at VMworld 2018 US & EU.
“VIN1909BU – End of Support: Taking Advantage of the vSphere Lifecycle to Transform”
The session covers the design and technical process of upgrading from legacy vSphere platforms to more modern solutions.
With discussions around the design process, operational acceptance, software-defined storage, networking, and automation, the session gathers the design considerations and walks through different technical approaches a technical professional can take for a project such as this.
As part of the session, I highlight various useful documentation and use some of my own summary mind maps.
As promised the links are detailed below and my mind maps are available to download here
- VMware vSphere 5.5 – End of general support
- Extended Support from VMware
- Virtual Machine Support levels
- VMware Validated Designs
- VMware Upgrade Sequence
- VMware Release notes
- VMware VM Hardware versions
- Guest OS compatibility
- KMS servers support
Useful Community material from VMware Employees
- VMware Blog Post – Upgrade considerations to 6.7
- VMware Brownbag Video – VMware vSphere 6.7 Upgrade with Nigel Hickey (@vCenterNerd)
VMware Education light board video sessions