VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 Released

VMware has released the new version of vCenter Operations Manager, now called vRealize Operations Manager, this is an exciting "new" product, that has a lot of changes from the old version, that I have been looking forwart to for some time. Scale-Out Deployment Architecture This release provides distributed deployment with elastic scale and higher scalability. Unified User Interface […]

VMware Workstation 11 Released

VMware Workstation 11 was released yesterday. What's New New Operating System Support Support has been added for the following guest operating systems: Windows 8.1 Update Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 10 Technical Preview (Experimental support) Ubuntu 14.10 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 CentOS 7 OpenSUSE 13.2 SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 VMware Hardware Version 11 Hardware […]

VMware vCenter syslog Collector

I had a customer, where the vCenter server was running out of disk space, and i turned out to be, the vCenter syslog Collector log file that was growing rapidly, and had grown to +30 GB. The solution was to disable the debugging on the service in the configuration file: %PROGRAMDATA%\VMware\VMware Syslog Collector\vmconfig-syslog.xml -<debug> <level>0</level> </debug> Changed […]

New Fling from VMware

There is a new fling from VMware, this one is very nice for troubleshooting, ESXTOP for the vSphere Web Client. This includes the following features: Separate tabs for CPU, memory, network and disk performance statistics Flexible batch output Flexible counter selection Advanced data grid for displaying stats (sortable columns, expandable rows, etc.) Configurable refresh rate […]

HP 3PAR StoreServ VMware Best Practice part 2

I have early blogged about that HP has changed there Best Practice for 3PAR StoreServ, and there i gave the command for changing this on every server https://www.virtual-allan.com/category/hpe/hpe-3par-storeserv, This is nok efficient if you have alot of hosts, so here is the PowerCLI way for changing this on multiple hosts. If you are not using SIOC, then […]

Announcement at VMworld in Barcalona

There have been a number of annoncement at VMword in Barcelona. EVO:RAIL now also delivered from HP and HDS vRealize Automation 6.2 (former vCAC) link to more information: http://www.vladan.fr vRealize Operations 6.0 (former vCOps) link to more information: http://blogs.vmware.com another link: http://www.vladan.fr/vrealize-operation-management-6-0/ ´╗┐vRealize Operations Management Packs link to more information: http://www.vladan.fr/vrealize-operations-management-packs/ vRealize Log insight 2.5 (former VMware vCenter Log Insight) link to more […]

How to disable VMware HA Datastore Heartbeat

I Was asked today how to disable Datastore Heartbeat in a VMware HA cluster. My first response was that this was not possible, but it turns out that there is a workaround. Duncan Epping published a Blog last year about it: http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/02/25/how-to-disable-datastore-heartbeating/ But i agree with the comment in the blog, that this is nothing you should do in production. […]