VMware Upgrades

We've been busy with several infrastructure upgrades recently. One aspect of these that has floated our boat is the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), which is a preconfigured Linux virtual machine, which is optimized for running VMware vCenter Server® and the associated services on Linux.

As of vSphere 6.5, the VCSA has overtaken the traditional Windows software-based vCenter in terms of feature set, and this trend is set to continue, meaning that VCSA is now very much the way to go with vCenter deployments.

Fortunately, the migration from Windows-based vCenter to VCSA is pretty slick, and we have a fair few successful upgrade and migration stories under our belt, even where we needed to address some more complex environments with multiple vCenters and external PSC's supporting VMware Horizon VDI.