Tag: VMware

Cancel Remove Snapshot Task

* Disclamer: I'm not sure this is supported by VMware, and requires a deep knowledge of how VMware snapshots works, and this can vary in different versions. I had a customer contacting me that they had a problem. They had shutdown a Virtual Machine because it had a huge snapshot ~1.7 TB, and afterwards they had…

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By Allan Kjaer December 18, 2014 2

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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By Allan Kjaer December 9, 2014 0

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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By Allan Kjaer December 9, 2014 0

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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By Allan Kjaer December 2, 2014 0

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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By Allan Kjaer November 22, 2014 0

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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By Allan Kjaer October 20, 2014 0

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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By Allan Kjaer October 17, 2014 0

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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By Allan Kjaer October 8, 2014 0

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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By Allan Kjaer October 1, 2014 0

VMware and Shell Shock Vulnerability

The Shell Shock Vulnerability was published on the September 24, 2014, but is an old problem that have existed a long time, but has note been fixed proberly. For VMware products the ESXi 4.x and 5.x is not affected put ESX 4.x and old unsupported versions is affected. VMware provide many of there solutions as Virtual…

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By Allan Kjaer September 29, 2014 0