vSAN issue “Host cannot communicate with all other….”

There is a bug in vSphere 6.0 Update 1b that could give som false warnings, like “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in the Virtual SAN enabled cluster”. The problem and solution can be found in this KB: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2143214 One of my colleagues tried this but it does not always work, and we had to leave the customers […]

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VMware Releases this Week

This Week VMware has released some new versions of there vSphere products. vSphere 6.0 Update 1b, this is mostly security, like disabling TLS1.0, and bug fixes: vCenter 6.0 Update 1b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u1b-release-notes.html ESXi 6.0 Update 1b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u1b-release-notes.html Some of the Bug fixes: Virtual machine stops responding during snapshot consolidation on ESXi 6.0 […]

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VCS til VCSA Converter update

VMware has made a new version of the fling used for migration/convertion of Windows based vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance. This new version has the following improvements: Add support for Windows Server 2012R2 VC servers Allow specifying a different port for the SQL Server It can be found here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vcs-to-vcva-converter Note 1: Only works on vCenter 5.5. […]

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ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and vCenter 5.5 Update 2 problem

Yesterday I was talking to a customer,that had a problem, after they had run a remediate on a ESXi 5.5 host, and it was upgraded/patched to 5.5 Update 3b, i could not reconnect to vCenter. The vCenter was running version 5.5 Update 2. The solution was to upgrade vCenter to 5.5 Update 3b. Update: The […]

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New Releases from VMware

Yesterday VMware released some updated versions of there products. VMware Workstation/Workstation pro 12.1, see release notes here: https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-121-release-notes.html VMware Fusion/Fusion pro 8.1, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/fusion/8/fusion-81-release-notes.html VMware vSphere vCenter 5.5 Update 3b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/fusion/8/fusion-81-release-notes.html VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Update 3b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/55/vsphere-esxi-55u3b-release-notes.html  

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vSphere Web Client and Google Chrome

There have been some issues getting the vSphere Web Client and vSphere Client Integration Plugin to work, can not launch the vCSA 6.0 / 6.0 Update installer, or use the "Windows session authentication" check box, mount local ISO file, import OVA/OVF, and more. VMware has an KB on this: KB2114800 The solution did not work. I had this […]

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vCenter database problem during upgrade to 6.0 Update 1

I was upgrading a vCenter from 5.5 Update 2e  to 6.0 Update 1. The first thing i did was to convert there vCenter 5.5  from Windows version to vCSA 5.5, and that went good after some certificate replacement. Then I tried to upgrade the vCSA 5.5 to vCSA 5.0 Update but, during the checks that done on the old vCSA […]

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VMware vSphere 5.5 update 3 released

VMware released vSphere 5.5 Update 3, that has some enhancement, and bug fixes. vCenter 5.5 Update 3: What's New vCenter Server database support: vCenter Server now supports the following external databases: Oracle 12c R1 P2 (12.1.0.2) Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 Increased guest operating system support: […]

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