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On 7/8/19 3:54 PM, Kent Saunders wrote:
> Administrative access to "vCenter1" and "vCenter2" will be unavailable 
> for large parts of Thursday, July 11th while maintenance is 
> performed.  Work is scheduled to begin shortly after 8:00am, and run 
> throughout the day.  During this time there will be short outages to 
> management services while different components are upgraded.
>
> No service outages are expected for any virtual machines.
>
> ETS-SAA will be performing a software upgrade to the core 
> infrastructure that runs our virtualization platform. Specifically, 
> we'll be upgrading our VMware vSphere from 6.5 to 6.7.  This involves 
> several distinct operations which will be performed serially.  There 
> will be several brief outages to the management interfaces during the 
> day, which will prevent VM owners from accessing the consoles of their 
> virtual machines for short durations, or doing other operations which 
> require access to vCenter, like taking snapshots or growing disks.
>
> The new 6.7 release of vSphere brings security and bug fixes, as well 
> as many new features we hope to explore.  We feel it has reached 
> maturity and are ready to implement it at UVM.
>
> If you have any concerns with this timeline, please let us know.
>
> -- 
> *Kent Saunders*
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> /Sr. Systems Administrator
> Systems Architecture & Administration
> Enterprise Technology Services
> University of Vermont
> (802) 656-0456
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