VMware vCenter syslog Collector

I had a customer, where the vCenter server was running out of disk space, and i turned out to be, the vCenter syslog Collector log file that was growing rapidly, and had grown to +30 GB. The solution was to disable the debugging on the service in the configuration file: %PROGRAMDATA%\VMware\VMware Syslog Collector\vmconfig-syslog.xml -<debug> <level>0</level> </debug> Changed […]

New Fling from VMware

There is a new fling from VMware, this one is very nice for troubleshooting, ESXTOP for the vSphere Web Client. This includes the following features: Separate tabs for CPU, memory, network and disk performance statistics Flexible batch output Flexible counter selection Advanced data grid for displaying stats (sortable columns, expandable rows, etc.) Configurable refresh rate […]

HP 3PAR StoreServ VMware Best Practice part 2

I have early blogged about that HP has changed there Best Practice for 3PAR StoreServ, and there i gave the command for changing this on every server https://www.virtual-allan.com/category/hpe/hpe-3par-storeserv, This is nok efficient if you have alot of hosts, so here is the PowerCLI way for changing this on multiple hosts. If you are not using SIOC, then […]

How to disable VMware HA Datastore Heartbeat

I Was asked today how to disable Datastore Heartbeat in a VMware HA cluster. My first response was that this was not possible, but it turns out that there is a workaround. Duncan Epping published a Blog last year about it: http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/02/25/how-to-disable-datastore-heartbeating/ But i agree with the comment in the blog, that this is nothing you should do in production. […]

Using PowerCLI in the vSphere Web Client

There is a new tool available at VMware Labs website, that can integrate VMware PowerCLI with the vSphere Web Client, so you can make Reports or actions.  The tool/Plug-in can be found here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/poweractions-for-vsphere-web-client There are also a VMware Blog article about how to use this: http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/09/poweractions.html looks very Nice, can't wait to try it out.  Share This:

ESXi and Domain Controller HP BladeCenter time with NTP and time drift

I had a customer that just virtualized there last domain controller, this was the PDC, and this was configurered to use NTP: dk.pool.ntp.org, the same was the case for the ESXi hosts. But for some reason the time was drifting about 3-6 minutes every day. After some investigation where we could see that syncing the domain  controller manuelly […]

VMware Horizon 6.0.1 has been Released

VMware Horizon Suite 6.0.1 has been released. VMware Horizon 6.0.1 (with View) – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/horizon-view/doc/horizon-view-601-release-notes.html VMware Horizon Workspace 2.1.0 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/horizon_workspace/doc/wp_release_notes_21.html VMware ThinApp 5.1 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/thinapp4/doc/releasenotes_thinapp51.html VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-esxi-55u2-release-notes.html VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u2-release-notes.html VMware vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon 1.7.0 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vcops-view/doc/vcops-horizon-17-release-notes.html VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for […]