vCSA 6.5 disks sizes

Here is a list of all sizes of vCenter (vCSA) 6.5  deployments, all disks are in GB, if nothing else is specified. vCPUs and Memory is not listed. This list i made from vCSA 6.5 Update 1e. vCenter with embedde PSC and disk size = Default. Harddisk Mount Tiny Small Medium Large X-Large Harddisk 1 / /boot SWAP  12  12 […]

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Downsize storage on vCSA 6.5

I have been upgrading some vCenter Appliances 6.0 too 6.5 and in the process they had to be deployed with x-Large storage, But they don't need that. But this size was the only available during upgrade, because some disks was extended. I could have forced the upgrade with other size choices with the CLI options and forced to use […]

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vSAN Health and Controller firmware N/A

With VMware vSAN 6.6 the vSAN health monitor can check the Storage Controller firmware level, But this does require that controller management tools are installed. If they are not installed you will see this. The tools for Lenovo M5210 Controller is not in the Lenovo customized image, so you have to install this. After downloading this from […]

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vCenter 6.5 Update 1e, 6.0 Update 3d and 5.5 Update 3g Released

VMware released new security updated vCenter server,  There are also new patches for the ESXi server. This updated version of vCenter Server provides part of the hypervisor-assisted guest remediation of CVE-2017-5715 for guest operating systems. For important details on this remediation, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0004. The ESXi patches are also required. See release notes here for: 6.5 U1e: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-65u1e-release-notes.html 6.0 […]

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VMware vCenter 6.5 Update 1d and ESXi 6.5 Update 1 Patch 2 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1d, this is a security fix version. See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-65u1d-release-notes.html ESXi 6.5 Update 1 Patch 2 contains bug and security fixes.Including fixes for vSAN. See this KB for more information: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2151102

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Veeam SAN mode Backup failure

I was troubleshooting a strange Veeam backup problem. I could not get Veeam to do SAN mode backup. The installation was. vCenter 6.5 Update 1c ESXi 6.5 update 1 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 2 Backup server Windows 2012 R2 Backup Proxy server Windows 2016 Subsystem Device Driver Device Specific Module 2.5.0.0 storage IBM Storwize V7000 FC Hyperswap VMFS-6 […]

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Re-register VM without getting a new MOREF

I have see some VMware admins, that do a un-register / register of VM's if a host fails, and HA is not used, or for some reason fails. I have also see VMware admins remove ESXi hosts from the cluster to get the VM's un-registered. The problem with this method is that the VM will get a […]

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VMware vCenter 6.0 Update 3c Released

VMware has released VMware vCenter 6.0 Update 3c, this i primary bug fixes. but it also enables SMB2 for authentication. So it solves the problem i discibe earlier in this blog. https://www.virtual-allan.com/vcsa-6-0-and-earlier-may-uses-smb1-for-authentication/ See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.0/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u3c-release-notes.html With this VMware also relesed Site Recovery Manager 6.1.2.1, and vSphere Replication 6.1.2.1 that supports the new vCenter. Release notes for Site Recovery Manager […]

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