The new vCenter 6.5 Server Appliance comes with a backup function, but it is not possible to schedule the backup out of the box.
But there are several ways that you can do this yourself. Continue reading VMware vCSA 6.5 Scheduled Backup
I ran into an error the other day, when updating an IBM based vSphere 6.0 environment using Update Manager, and I want to share my solution with you and myself, so I do not need to find it the next time I run into it.
ERROR: The host returns esxupdate error code:15. The package manager transactions is not successful. Check the update Manager log files and esxupdate.log files for more details.
If you need to search your vSphere Datastores for orphaned VMDK files, Luc Dekens made a script that can help you.
Another possibility is to use rvTools.