ESXi Future Support for Boot on USB/SD-Card

VMware has not been very clear on the communication about, the support for booting ESXi on USB/SD-Card from the release of ESXi 7.0. In the original documentation, the requirement for installing/upgrading ESXi 7.0 it says that USB/SD-Card in support for boot media: “ESXi 7.0 requires a boot disk of at least 32 GB of persistent storage such […]

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VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 3 Released

VMware has released vCenter 7.0 Update 3, including vSphere for Tanzu, ESXi 7.0 Update vSAN 7.0 Update 3 and Replication 8.5. Before updating/upgrading remember to check that VMware and 3. party product are supported. vCenter 7.0 Update 3 What’s new: vSphere Memory Monitoring and Remediation, and support for snapshots of PMem VMs: vSphere Memory Monitoring […]

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vCSA /storage/log Running Full

I have been trouble shooting a problem with the /storage/log running full, for a customer. The problem was that the file /storage/log/vmware/vmware-sps/sps-runtime.log.stderr file was growing very large. I the log file I found the the vmware-sps (Storage Profile Service) had some problems. The errors looks like this May 31, 2021 7:18:02 AM org.bouncycastle.jsse.provider.ProvTlsClient notifyAlertRaised INFO: […]

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VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 2 and more Released

VMware has released vCenter 7.0 update 2, ESXi 7.0 update 2 and vSphere replication 8.4.0. This release introduces some interesting new feature, linke vSphere native Key Provider, optimization for AMD EPYC CPUs and much more, see the VMware blog about the release here. For vSAN there is now HCI Mesh compute clusters do not need […]

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VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 1c Released

VMware has released vCenter 7.0 update 1c, ESXi 7.0 1c and earlier they released VMware Tools 11.2.1. vCenter 7.0 update 1c What’s new: Physical NIC statistics:  vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1c adds five physical NIC statistics:droppedRx, droppedTx, errorsRx, RxCRCErrors and errorsTx, to the hostd.log file at /var/run/log/hostd.log to enable you detect uncorrected networking errors and take necessary corrective action. Advanced Cross vCenter vMotion:  With vCenter […]

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vCenter and Skyline Health Problem

If you enable CEIP on a vCenter, there will for the “some” installation come a alert that the UDP heartbeat not working. I have seen this in multiple installations, and do not see any disconnects, or any other problems. I have check driver/firmware for compatibility, NICs in en ESXi hosts port for packets drop/errors, the […]

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