VMware vCenter and LDAP Connection to Microsoft AD

Update (2/6/2020): On February 4, 2020 Microsoft changed their guidance for the March 2020 Windows Updates to indicate that the defaults will NOT be changing in that update. https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV190023 Microsoft will release new patches here properly in the 2nd half of 2020 thru Windows Update, that will disable simple authentication connection to domain controller over LDAP, […]

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vCenter 6.7 Update 3, Unable to add Host

UPDATED February 11, 2020. The blog has been update, with new information and the recommended solution. I have had some customers with a problem that they can’ add ESXi hosts to a vCenter after upgrading to 6.7 Update 3/3a, and adding new ESXI 6.7 Update 3 hosts. When trying to add the host to the […]

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vCenter Stops with Database Error

Today I had to do some troubleshooting on a vCenter 6.7 that stopped working. The vCenter tried to start the vCenter service in a loop, but always stoppen. I looked at the logs for the vCenter, when it was stating and after a minuts I found the problem. 2019-11-12T10:00:32.752+01:00 error vpxd[13536] [Originator@6876 sub=Default opID=HB-host-276676@5660-594724f6] [Vdb::VdbField] […]

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vCenter 6.7 Update 3a, VMware Tools 10.3.21 and 11.0.1 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.7 update 3a, vCenter 6.5 update 3d, VMware Tools 10.3.21 (this is for Linux) and VMware Tools 10.0.1 (this is for Windows and OSX). vCenter 6.7 Update 3a This new version i a bug fix version. See the release notes here for more information: Release notes vCenter 6.5 update 3d This […]

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vCenter upgrade from 6.0 Error “vpx_vdevice_backing_rel_seq”

I have seen the error “ERROR: must be owner of relation vpx_vdevice_backing_rel_seq; ” a few times when upgrading from vCenter 6.0 til 6.5 or 6.7. This is a problem with the sequence owner ship. Brian Knutsson have a blog about how to resolv this here: https://vm.knutsson.it/2017/10/things-to-know-about-upgrading-vcsa-6-0-to-vcsa-6-5/ I do this a little different but the result […]

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VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.7 Update 3, ESXi 6.7 Update 3, vSAn 6.7 Update 3 and vSphere Replication 8.2.0.1. Always remember to check for compatibility issues before upgrading/updating. vCenter 6.7 Update 3 What’s new: vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3 supports a dynamic relationship between the IP address settings of a vCenter Server Appliance and a […]

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