Category: Project Management

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 4 – Dependencies & Compatibility

Intro You have done the interviews, gained a lot of insight through tools, documentation and whatsoever, and with that you’ve created your first draft of the so-called IST. During the assessment phase you’ve also learned how the environment is being used, what the applications landscape looks like, what kind of hardware and underlying infrastructure is …read more →

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BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 3 – Defining the IST

Intro With the GAP-Analysis we’ll try to create a clear overview of where we start and where we want to be, starting with defining the IST. The IST is so called starting point or baseline if you will. It describes and evaluate the current state of the environment and it is key for a project …read more →

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BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 2 – Assessment

Intro One of the most important parts in projects (and also most of the time neglected) is the assessment phase. Creating an upgrade path and executing it, is no different. Some upgrade paths are easy and can be done in a few days or even hours. Others however, can take months, or even up to …read more →

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BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 1 – Kick-off

IntroThis is the beginning of the blogpost series “Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades”. As a consultant, I’ve seen quite some different type of customers, business environments, uses cases for using virtualization and different kind of setups and implementations. One of my recent projects that I’ve been placed on, was upgrading a vSphere environment, but …read more →

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