vSphere 5.0 and 5.1 End of General Support this Year

2016/8/24 VMware will end there general Support for vSphere 5.0 and 5.1, so if you are still using this versions you should begin to plan the next upgrade to 6.0 or 5.5. For more information on VMware product lifecycle see: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/support/Product-Lifecycle-Matrix.pdf Other products that will expire 2016: VMware App Volumes 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 – 2016/12/09 VMware Data […]

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VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.2 Released

VMware has released a new version of vRealize Operations Manager version 6.0. What's New? vRealize Operations Manager 6.2 is the latest release of the VMware integrated vRealize Operations Suite. Updates cover all major areas of the product including installation, configuration, licensing, alerting, dashboards, reports, and policies. This release introduces the following enhancements. Enhanced Distributed Resource Scheduler […]

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vSAN and HBA Driver support

Be aware of using the correct SCSI/SATA driver for vSAN supported controllers. In the vSAN health check you may see something like this: After checking the Compability list, I found that this controller supported the megaraid_sas. The megaraid_sas is what’s referred to as legacy driver, so you have do disable the native driver. See the KB for instruction: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2044993 Note: […]

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vSAN issue “Host cannot communicate with all other….”

There is a bug in vSphere 6.0 Update 1b that could give som false warnings, like “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in the Virtual SAN enabled cluster”. The problem and solution can be found in this KB: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2143214 One of my colleagues tried this but it does not always work, and we had to leave the customers […]

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VMware vCenter Converter 6.1 Released

VMware has just released a VMware vCenter Converter 6.1. What's new: The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.1 provides: Support for additional guest operating systems: Windows 10, Ubuntu 15. Offline conversions for HyperV 2012 R2 virtual machines. SSH key based authentication for the Linux sources during conversion. Support for VMware Workstation 12. For full release notes see: https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/converter/61/conv_sa_61_rel_notes.html […]

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Oracle licensing and support on VMware vSphere

As every one knows any good project get stopped by licensing. Oracle are up to there old tricks of trying to get more money or making virtual environment segmented (extra vCenter på Oracle hosts. staying on 5.5). It's properly the same with Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. Before you just do as Oracle or there auditing partners says, […]

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VMware Releases this Week

This Week VMware has released some new versions of there vSphere products. vSphere 6.0 Update 1b, this is mostly security, like disabling TLS1.0, and bug fixes: vCenter 6.0 Update 1b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u1b-release-notes.html ESXi 6.0 Update 1b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u1b-release-notes.html Some of the Bug fixes: Virtual machine stops responding during snapshot consolidation on ESXi 6.0 […]

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ESXi 6.0 and CBT bug

VMware ESXi 6.0 has a critical bug in its CBT, that may result inconsistent virtual machine backups. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2136854 VMware has just released a new patch thats fixes this:  http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2137546 I have recommended my customer to reset the CBT on there VMs, they can use the script from this link: https://github.com/WahlNetwork/powershell-scripts/blob/master/VMware%20vSphere/Reset-CBT.ps1 Veeam has tested and found that […]

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