Category: vCenter

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…

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By Allan Kjaer March 12, 2015 0

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

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By Allan Kjaer March 6, 2015 0

vSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 2d

I have done the first upgrade til vSphere 5.5 update 2d today, and that went smooth. Afterward I needed to show the customer some things in vCenter and i used the vSphere Web Client, afterwards his first comment was, why is the vSphere Web Client running so fast on my machine, I had not noticed it, so i tried i againt,…

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By Allan Kjaer January 29, 2015 0

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…

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By Allan Kjaer January 28, 2015 0

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…

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By Allan Kjaer November 22, 2014 0

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…

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By Allan Kjaer October 17, 2014 0

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.

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By Allan Kjaer October 1, 2014 0

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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By Allan Kjaer September 10, 2014 0

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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By Allan Kjaer September 9, 2014 0

VMware vSphere vCenter 5.5 Update 1c

VMware has just released a new Build of VMware vCenter 5.5 Update 1c, This release fixes some issues with compability between VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0.x and VMware vCenter Single Sign-On, There are also other problems that's fixed, so it's an important fix. For a full list of fixes read the release notes: Release notes  

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By Allan Kjaer July 23, 2014 0