Important information for vSphere 6.5 upgrade

Important infromation before upgrading to vSphere 6.5: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147548 Upgrade sequence for vSphere 6.5: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147289 Also remember to check for other third party integration for there support of vSphere 6.5, like backup / Virtual Desktop / Management / Operations / Hypervisor intergrated Antivirus / and other. Remember to check the hardware comparability guide for hardware support: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php Note: My colleague Brian […]

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VMware PSC in HA script

VMware has released a script, that makes it a lot easier to configure the Platform Services Controller (PSC) in High Available (HA) configuration. These scripts can be used for both the vCSA (Appliance) and Windows version. You can find the scripts here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=PSCHA600&productId=491 There is a white paper on how to configure this using the scripts, you can […]

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Storage vMotion Error “SYMC-FULL” method is disabled

I had a customer getting this error when trying to Storage vMotion a virtual machine. This is due to Symatec BackupExec has failed to reverse this setting on the VM after backup of it. VMware has a KB on how to resolve this, but this do not have a solution for vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 […]

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VMware has released vCenter migration tool

VMware has released a vCenter Migration Tool to migrate Windows vCenter Server 5.5 to vCSA 6.0. I recommend all my customer to use the vCSA 6.0 when posible, so this is great news, I have been using the Fling, but VMware removed the download from the Fling site, so looking forward to testing this GA version. It only need's […]

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vCSA 6.0 update 1 Error “503 service Unavailable”

Today I had a call from a customer that could not get into there vCenter. When they opened the web backup https://vCenter.domain.local they got this message: 503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x7f32a40624c0] _serverNamespace = / _isRedirect = false _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/vpxd-webserver-pipe) This i normal during restart of the vCSA or vCenter server. but […]

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vSphere HTML5 Web Client v1.0

VMware has published a new Fling, a vSphere HTML5 Web Client, this is a new client for vCenter, that uses HTML5 and javascript. This is the first version of this fling and the installation is command line based configuration and installation. This version only has a limited set of functions, but it will be interesting too see […]

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VMware vRealize Log Insight for vCenter

VMware announced that all users with a vCenter Server License are entitled to use their vCenter Server License to get a 25-OSI pack for vRealize Log Insight for vCenter, at no charge.  For more information on this see: http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2016/02/vrealize-log-insight-for-vcenter-faq.html

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