VMware vSphere 5.5 Patches

On January 27, 2015 VMware released new patches for vSphere 5.5, vCenter 5.5 Update 2d, and ESXi 5.5 update 2d. One of the resolved items in ESXi 5.5 Update 2, is the CBT bug, seen in this VMware KB: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2090639 This KB is not updated, with this information at the moment, but it is in one of the release notes […]

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VMware vRealize Automation 6.2 and more Released

VMware har released there new version of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) now VMware vRealize Automation 6.2 and vRealize Automation Application Services 6.2. What's New Supportability Enhancements Improved logging and event tracking for auditing. Included centralized log collection of all cluster logs, including IaaS. Added telemetry support. Added certificate validation and simplification in vRealize Automation Management console. Integration […]

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VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 Released

VMware has released the new version of vCenter Operations Manager, now called vRealize Operations Manager, this is an exciting "new" product, that has a lot of changes from the old version, that I have been looking forwart to for some time. Scale-Out Deployment Architecture This release provides distributed deployment with elastic scale and higher scalability. Unified User Interface […]

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VMware Workstation 11 Released

VMware Workstation 11 was released yesterday. What's New New Operating System Support Support has been added for the following guest operating systems: Windows 8.1 Update Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 10 Technical Preview (Experimental support) Ubuntu 14.10 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 CentOS 7 OpenSUSE 13.2 SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 VMware Hardware Version 11 Hardware […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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vSphere Web Client Short cuts

Today I was looking thru som Tweets and so one about a short cut in the vSphere Web Client and wanted to summaries some of the things i found over time: This Screenshot is from a Article by William Lam. Keyboard Combination Action Ctrl+Alt+s Quick Search Ctrl+Alt+Home OR Ctrl+Alt+1 Home Screen Ctrl+Alt+2 Virtual Infrastructure Inventory […]

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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.

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