Friday, September 14, 2012

vCenter 5.1 SSO Database

vCenter 5.1 introduces the new Single Sign On (SSO) service with its own database requirement.
The creation of this database is manual outside of the installer.  A great .sql script for this was posted by @vDerekS here.

I then encountered another error "Error 29115: Cannot authenticate to DB."

The solution was to toggle DB->Properties->Security to "SQL Server and Windows Authentication mode:

and re-run the upgrade.

Happy 5.1 upgrading!

Monday, September 3, 2012

vSphere 5.1 Download

@duncanYB posted what's new in vSphere 5.1 about 5 seconds after the emargo lifted

@rickrbyrne digested this and #vmworld in an excellent post including top 10 session slide decks, licensing changes, certification track updates - great stuff!

I also heard vSphere 5.1 will be available for download the week of Sept 10, 2012...will be watching for it!