vSphere Client 5.5 Update 2

One of the nice change in the vSphere 5.5 Update 2 release from yesterday, was the updates to the vSphere Client (c#). With this update i is now possible to Edit Virtual Machine using Compatibility Mode 5.5 (former Hardware Level 10), stil with the limit to the Compatibility Level 5.0 (Hardware Level 8) features. The old […]

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VMware vCloud Suite 5.8 Released

VMware Has just released the new vCloud Suite 5.8: VMware vCloud Suite 5.8 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vcloudsuite/doc/vcloud-suite-58-release-notes.html VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-esxi-55u2-release-notes.html VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u2-release-notes.html VMware vSphere Replication 5.8 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere-replication/doc/vsphere-replication-58-release-notes.html VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.8 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vdr/doc/vdp_580_releasenotes.html VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance 5.5.2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/orchestrator/doc/vcenter-orchestrator-552-release-notes.html VMware vCloud Director 5.5.2 – […]

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vMotion failed (The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on.)

I had to do some maintenance on a host but one of the Virtual Machines failed to move away, and came with a “General System Error”: In the log file (vmware.log) of the Virtual Machine was the following lines: 2014-09-08T10:42:01.220Z| Worker#0| I120: DISKLIB-CTK   : Could not open tracking file. File open returned IO error […]

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Windows machines loses default gateway

I had a customer call me, that after they updated there ESXi hosts with patches from VMware and afterwards upgraded VMware tools on a Windows 2008 R2 server, the machine lost it's default gateway Trying to configuring it again, just resulted in the default gateway field being blank after enabling it. There where more then one […]

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Windows machines shows 169.254.x.x address after boot/reboot

I have had a number of Customer experiencing that when there Virtual Windows Machines reboots or are booted, they may come up with an APIPA address (169.254.x.x) this is due to a problem with Cisco switches. But here is a solution that is described in a VMware KB: KB1028373

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Sizing of vSAN

I been asked about how to size VMware vSAN solutions, both from Hardware Business Managers and Customers, this have been a manual calculation, with some help from different blogs. Now VMware has released a online tool that you can help:¬†https://vsansizer.vmware.com/ The result of the tool may be that you only need 3 hosts, which is the minimum, but […]

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HP 3PAR StoreServ and VMware vSphere 5 Best Practice

HP has changed there best practice for using there 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems when using Round Robin multi-pathing policy.  The old recommandation was to use IOPS=100, and this has changed to IOPS=1. so for setting this you should use the following. 3PAR runninng Persona 6: 3PAR running Persona 11: See also dokuments from HP: White Pape: HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage […]

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VMware vSphere and HP StoreVirtual VSA

When using VMware ESXi/vSphere combined with HP StoreVirtual it always been a bit of a problem starting the datacenter, or the Branch Office installation where this solution is used. If you had to do a complete shutdown of this solution, the the startup procedure was to turn on all the ESXi hosts, make sure that all […]

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Intel E5-2600 V2 CPUs and Virtualization

There is a bug in the Intel E5-2600 V2 CPUs when running a virtualized environemt ontop of servers runnings this type of CPUs, that can resolve in Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) og Kernel Panic in Linux Virtual Machines, this not apply to VMware vSphere but also to Hyper-V and other hypervisor. There may also be other Intel E5-xx00 V2 […]

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ESXi 5.5 Update 1 and NFS APD fix

VMware has released a fix for the problem with disconneted NFS Datastores in ESXi 5.5 Update 1, with Express Patch 04. See more in the VMware KB about the problem: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2076392 And the Express patch discription can be found here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=2077360 I have not testet this patch, so use this information as is.

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