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 – […]

vMotion failed (The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on.)

I had to do some maintenance on a host but one of the Virtual Machines failed to move away, and came with a "General System Error": In the log file (vmware.log) of the Virtual Machine was the following lines: 2014-09-08T10:42:01.220Z| Worker#0| I120: DISKLIB-CTK   : Could not open tracking file. File open returned IO error […]

VMware Fusion 7 Released

VMware has released VMware Fusion version 7.0. What's New VMware Fusion Pro has been updated for OS X Yosemite. Visual changes include a new flatter application icon, changes to include translucent elements, and Yosemite style full-screen behavior. VMware Fusion Pro includes the latest virtual hardware revision with support for: Advanced Haswell processor features, including AVX2 inside […]

Sizing of VSAN

I been asked about how to size VMware VSAN solutions, both from Hardware Business Managers and Customers, this have been a manual calculation, with some help from different blogs. Now VMware has released a online tool that you can help: http://virtualsansizing.vmware.com The result of the tool may be that you only need 3 hosts, which is the minimum, but […]

HP 3PAR StoreServ and VMware vSphere 5 Best Practice

HP has changed there best practice for using there 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems when using Round Robin multi-pathing policy.  The old recommandation was to use IOPS=100, and this has changed to IOPS=1. so for setting this you should use the following. 3PAR runninng Persona 6: esxcli storage nmp satp rule add -s "VMW_SATP_DEFAULT_AA" -P "VMW_PSP_RR" -O iops=1 –c […]

Bye bye SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware

SLES for VMware has gone EoA on July 25, 2014, so there is currently no Linux distribution, that's bundled with your vSphere License. according to information from VMware they are not switching to a new Linux partner.  If you want to know what this means, the information can be found on this site: http://www.vmware.com/products/sles-for-vmware Does this mean that […]

vCenter Operations Manager error: “number of resources exceeds supported limit”

I have had this issue at a customer, where vCops after running for some time, came with this administrative alert.: "number of resources exceeds supported limit" After some searching on the internet i found 2 articles that had something about this: https://www.comdivision.com/kb/vcenter-operations-manager-error-number-of-resources-exceeds-supported-limit.html http://www.virtualiseme.net.au/index.php/vcops-max-number-of-supported-resources/ They both pointed to a advanced setting that should be set, but nothing about […]