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, […]

vSphere 6.0 Released

VMware Announcement vSphere 6.0 on February 2nd, and we have been waiting for the release / General Availability og vSphere 6.0 and associated products, Now the wait is over and we can download the binaries:  HP has also released there customized image. vSphere 6.0 release notes is here: https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere6/doc/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-60-release-notes.html?src=vmw_so_vex_akjaer_792 vSphere Data Protection 6.0 release notes: https://www.vmware.com/support/vdr/doc/vdp_600_releasenotes.html?src=vmw_so_vex_akjaer_792 vSphere Replication 6.0 release notes: https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere-replication/doc/vsphere-replication-60-release-notes.html?src=vmw_so_vex_akjaer_792 […]

New cool fling from VMware “vCS to vCSA Converter

VMware has just published a new VMware Fling on VMware Labs, that can convert Windows installed vCenter using a external Microsoft SQL to vCSA (vCenter Server Appliance). This is something I have been requesting for at long time, and is looking forward to trying out. The tools can be found here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vcs-to-vcva-converter Share This:

VMware vSphere 5.5 Patches

On January 27, 2015 VMware released new patches for vSphere 5.5, vCenter 5.5 Update 2d, and ESXi 5.5 update 2d. One of the resolved items in ESXi 5.5 Update 2, is the CBT bug, seen in this VMware KB: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2090639 This KB is not updated, with this information at the moment, but it is in one of the release notes […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 – […]