Performance impact on VMware appliances after patching for Spectre/Meltdown

In this article I would like to share my latest experience with the Spectre/Meltdown patching and the performance impact it can have on the VMware appliances such as the vCenter Server. A customer followed exactly the VMware procedures by applying the latest patches and workarounds once published. The vCenter Server appliance had to be patched … Read morePerformance impact on VMware appliances after patching for Spectre/Meltdown

Update the vCenter Appliance 6.5 through a proxy

The issue Recently I had an issue while trying to update the vCenter Server appliance. Although the proxy server information was set in the VAMI, checking for available updates online failed. As this was an update and no upgrade, I had the choice to perform the operation through the VAMI or in the CLI, and … Read moreUpdate the vCenter Appliance 6.5 through a proxy