Veeam B&R 9.5 support for vSphere 6.5 Update 1

Veeam has been testing support for VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 and vSAN 6.6.1, and they now supports this combination. There is no version information for Veeam Backup & Replication, other then vSphere 6.5 is supportet from 9.5 Update 1, and vSAN 6.6 was support in 9.5 Update 2. So I will say you have to use 9.5 Update […]

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VMware vSphere 6.5 update 1 and more Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1, ESXi 6.5 Update 1, vSAN 6.6.1, Replication 6.5.1, Site Recovery Manager 6.5.1, and VMware Tools 10.1.10. This means that we now can upgrade from vSphere 6.0 update 3 to vSphere 6.5. vCenter 6.5 Update 1 What's new: You can run the vCenter Server Appliance GUI and CLI installers on Microsoft […]

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PowerCLI 6.5.1 Released

VMware has released PowerCLI 6.5.1, this new version, adds support for new commands til DRS groups/Rules and vSAN 6.6. See the VMware blog about it here: https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2017/04/new-release-powercli-6-5-1.html There is no installer for this version, it is installed thru PowerShell Gallery, here is a blog on how to install: https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2017/04/powercli-install-process-powershell-gallery.html After I have installed this i made a a […]

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vSAN 6.6, ESXi 6.5d, vCenter 6.5d and more Released

VMware has released vSAN 6.6 which is a part of vCenter 6.5d and ESXi 6.5d. This is a very exciting new version of vSAN with many new features and enhancements. vSAN 6.6 What’s New: VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) 6.6 introduces the following new features and enhancements: Unicast. In vSAN 6.6 and later releases, multicast is not required […]

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vCenter 6.0 Update 2a and ESXi 6.0 Express Update 8 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.0 Update 2a, this is a minor update, that contains only bugfixes and security updates. See the release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u2a-release-notes.html And there is a new build of vSphere ESXi, this contains some important fixes for vSAN and other. See the release notes here: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146984 and: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146985

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vSAN error “Cannot complete file creation operation”

My Colleague Anders Hansen was enabling VSAN on a cluster. After the creation 4 out of 5 nodes showed this error,, when running “VM Creation test”. ”Cannot complete file creation operation.Failed to place witnesses. There are currently 0 usuable disks and 1 more usable disks are needed in witness node. Failed to create object” After he contacted […]

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vSAN and HBA Driver support

Be aware of using the correct SCSI/SATA driver for vSAN supported controllers. In the vSAN health check you may see something like this: After checking the Compability list, I found that this controller supported the megaraid_sas. The megaraid_sas is what’s referred to as legacy driver, so you have do disable the native driver. See the KB for instruction: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2044993 Note: […]

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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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