ESXi hardware status, false warnings/Alert

I have see on different servers, from multiple hardware vendors, showing false warnings/Alerts under the hardware status, like this. When looking at the hardware in IMM/ILO/iDRAC/… it does no show any errors. What I have found is that this might be inconsistense between Firmware/BIOS/…. on the hardware and the vendors CIM modules But it may […]

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Virtual Volume VVol interoperability

In the newly released vSphere 6.0 there is a nice new feature called VVol, this is a feature that's has been talked about for a long time. But before you implement this, you should check if it interoperability with features or other products that you are using. VMware has made a KB. with there interoperability: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2112039 You should […]

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VMware NSX 6.1.3 Released

VMware has released NSX 6.1.3 with support for vSphere 6.0. There is some limitation in the support for vSphere 6.0, see this KB: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2110197 There are also other changes, for this see the release notes, they can be found here: https://www.vmware.com/support/nsx/doc/releasenotes_nsx_vsphere_613.html

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RVTools 3.7 Released

One of my favorite tools, for collecting information about customers VMware vSphere environment, has been updated. This new version contains this fixes and new information: VI SDK reference changed from 5.0 to 5.5 Extended the timeout value from 10 to 20 minutes for really big environments New field VM Folder on vCPU, vMemory, vDisk, vPartition, vNetwork, […]

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Microsoft SQL database restore with Veeam Backup & Replicator 8.0

There are some prerequisite that is need to be in place before you can do at restore of Microsoft SQL Server databases with Veeam, on the SQL server: TCP/IP enabled as SQL Server protocol enabled remote accesss to SQL Server SQL Server Browser Server enbled and running

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vCloud Suite new releases with support for vSphere 6.0

VMware has also released updated version of some of the vCloud Suite products, that supports vSphere 6.0. vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.4 release notes: https://www.vmware.com/support/vin/doc/releasenotes-vin584.html?src=vmw_so_vex_akjaer_792 vRealize Automation 6.2.1 release notes: https://www.vmware.com/support/vcac/doc/vrealize-automation-621-release-notes.html?src=vmw_so_vex_akjaer_792 vRealize Business 6.1.0 for vSphere release notes: https://www.vmware.com/support/vrb-std/doc/vrealize-business-standard-61-release-notes.html?src=vmw_so_vex_akjaer_792 ​vCenter Site Recovery Manager 6.0.0 release notes: https://www.vmware.com/support/srm/srm-releasenotes-6-0-0.html?src=vmw_so_vex_akjaer_792  

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