Category: ESXi

VMware vSphere 8 and vSAN 8 Released (IA)

VMware has released VMware vSphere 8 and vSAN 8 as Initial Availability (IA). This also includes vSphere Replication 8.6, VMware Tanzu Kubernetes and vSphere with Tanzu 8.0. Initial Availability vSphere 8.0 delivers its Initial Availability (IA) release. The IA release is the first release of vSphere 8.0 and is available to all customers. Custom ISO…

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By Allan Kjaer October 11, 2022 0

RVTools 4.3.1 Released

RVTools is one of my favorite tools I uses for troubleshooting, health checks. gathering information and more for my customers VMware vSphere environments. So a big thanks to Rob de Veij, for this amazing tool, that he made, is still putting new features into. here is a list of what’s new. since the last time…

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By Allan Kjaer February 17, 2022 0

ESXi Future Support for Boot on USB/SD-Card

VMware has not been very clear on the communication about, the support for booting ESXi on USB/SD-Card from the release of ESXi 7.0. In the original documentation, the requirement for installing/upgrading ESXi 7.0 it says that USB/SD-Card in support for boot media: “ESXi 7.0 requires a boot disk of at least 32 GB of persistent storage such…

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By Allan Kjaer October 13, 2021 0

VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 3 Released

VMware has released vCenter 7.0 Update 3, including vSphere for Tanzu, ESXi 7.0 Update vSAN 7.0 Update 3 and Replication 8.5. Before updating/upgrading remember to check that VMware and 3. party product are supported. vCenter 7.0 Update 3 What’s new: vSphere Memory Monitoring and Remediation, and support for snapshots of PMem VMs: vSphere Memory Monitoring…

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By Allan Kjaer October 5, 2021 1

VMware Tools 11.3.5 Released

VMware has released VMware Tools 11.3.5, this version resolves a problem that has annoyed me for many years. If you du a upgrade/update of VMware Tools on a Windows machine, and it has a pending reboot, it will fail and the VMware Tools will, be uninstalled, which is not good, the resolution may not be…

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By Allan Kjaer September 27, 2021 0

VMware ESX 7.0 Update 2c released

VMware has released ESXi 7.0 Update 2c (7.0.2c), this is a bug fixing version. This patch should fix the problem with boot from USB or SD-Card, where it after some time loses access to the boot device, and locks the host management, with a workaround could you in some cases vMotion the workloads to other…

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By Allan Kjaer August 24, 2021 0

vCSA /storage/log Running Full

I have been trouble shooting a problem with the /storage/log running full, for a customer. The problem was that the file /storage/log/vmware/vmware-sps/sps-runtime.log.stderr file was growing very large. I the log file I found the the vmware-sps (Storage Profile Service) had some problems. The errors looks like this May 31, 2021 7:18:02 AM org.bouncycastle.jsse.provider.ProvTlsClient notifyAlertRaised INFO:…

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By Allan Kjaer June 1, 2021 0

Missing the ESXi root password

I just had a support case, with customer that did not know the root password of there ESXi host because they are managed by a service provider and i needed access to one of them for some troubleshooting. My good colleague Christian Møller has blogged about how to reset the root password in this blog,…

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By Allan Kjaer April 7, 2021 0

RVTools 4.1.2 Released

Rob de Veij has just released a new version of one of my favorit tools, I uses all the time, a big thanks to Rob for this fantastic tools, for collecting a lot of information from vCenter or from a single ESXi host. What’s new: RVTools msi is now signed with a Sectigo certificate Log4net…

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By Allan Kjaer April 7, 2021 0