Disable/Enable VM Methods on Virtual Appliances in vCenter

Most appliances that comes from different vendors, does not support upgrade of VMware Tools, upgrade of compatibility/Virtual Hardware or take a snapshot. And some Vendors does not support vMotion/Storage Migration on there appliances. I have earlier create a script in this blog on how to disable vMotion/Storage migration here. The scripts can also be changed […]

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VMware vCenter and LDAP Connection to Microsoft AD

Update (2/6/2020): On February 4, 2020 Microsoft changed their guidance for the March 2020 Windows Updates to indicate that the defaults will NOT be changing in that update. https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV190023 Microsoft will release new patches here properly in the 2nd half of 2020 thru Windows Update, that will disable simple authentication connection to domain controller over LDAP, […]

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vCenter 6.7 Update 3, Unable to add Host

UPDATED February 11, 2020. The blog has been update, with new information and the recommended solution. I have had some customers with a problem that they can’ add ESXi hosts to a vCenter after upgrading to 6.7 Update 3/3a, and adding new ESXI 6.7 Update 3 hosts. When trying to add the host to the […]

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vCenter 6.7 Update 3a, VMware Tools 10.3.21 and 11.0.1 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.7 update 3a, vCenter 6.5 update 3d, VMware Tools 10.3.21 (this is for Linux) and VMware Tools 10.0.1 (this is for Windows and OSX). vCenter 6.7 Update 3a This new version i a bug fix version. See the release notes here for more information: Release notes vCenter 6.5 update 3d This […]

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vCenter upgrade from 6.0 Error “vpx_vdevice_backing_rel_seq”

I have seen the error “ERROR: must be owner of relation vpx_vdevice_backing_rel_seq; ” a few times when upgrading from vCenter 6.0 til 6.5 or 6.7. This is a problem with the sequence owner ship. Brian Knutsson have a blog about how to resolv this here: https://vm.knutsson.it/2017/10/things-to-know-about-upgrading-vcsa-6-0-to-vcsa-6-5/ I do this a little different but the result […]

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