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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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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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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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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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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vSphere C# Client and search performance

I have seen thru some time that the old vSphere C# Client's search function has become slow, after a little research i found that the VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices is not getting enough resources. I have checked different installation at different customers and I found that it don't get the recommend memory. VMware has a Knowlegde  Base […]

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New patches from VMware (last week)

VMware Released some new patches for there VMware products. VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b: Release Notes Resolved Issues The resolved issues are grouped as follows: Security Update to OpenSSL library addresses security issues OpenSSL libraries have been updated to versions openssl-0.9.8za, openssl-1.0.0m, and openssl-1.0.1h to address CVE-2014-0224. Server Configuration Host profile answer file might not be applied when you reboot […]

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VMware vSphere Web Client hiding vCenter Operations Manager Health Badge

After I have done a upgrade of a VMware vCenter Server to 5.5 Update 1a and vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.1, I was checking around to see if everything was working and after logging in to the vSphere Web Client I could not find the the health bagde. The was also a odd menu item on the […]

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