Virtualization technology, such as VMware, reduces server deployment times and increases availability. IT staff often concentrate on the latest Windows vulnerabilities and staying current with the latest OS versions.
However, the underlying environment–VMware, storage–may often be ignored. Without a proactive assessment, hosts may not have the latest hardware updates or may be at or over capacity to support additional guests. Storage vendors also release patches and firmware upgrades that should be applied.
Recently, VMware released some critical patches and announced end of life for vSphere 6.0 and earlier versions. Prior to applying any patches or upgrades, a review of the virtual system is required to confirm everything is compatible with the patches and with any upgrades. Do you know the current version of VMware? Are your hosts running it? You can view supported and unsupported products at: https://lifecycle.vmware.com/#/
Many organizations fail to do an adequate analysis and haphazardly patch or maintain systems as-is – “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!” This leads to future complexities and extended timelines to get to a current, supported state.
Peters & Associates provides a VMware Health Assessment that is focused on the virtual OS and the hardware of the hosts and the storage.
During a VMware health assessment, Peters & Associates will:
- Document the current state
- Assess performance and capacity
- Recommend patches, upgrades, modifications
- Confirm hardware compatibility and any firmware or patching required
- Provide a roadmap to a healthy VMware environment
Peters & Associates is available to work with your IT team to analyze your VMware environment. Peters has assisted many organizations in maintaining a healthy virtual world. If you would like more information on how we can help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on our VMware Health Analyzer, please visit: https://www.peters.com/solutions-services/it-infrastructure-services/vmware/