VMware vCenter 6.5 Update 1d and ESXi 6.5 Update 1 Patch 2 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1d, this is a security fix version. See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-65u1d-release-notes.html ESXi 6.5 Update 1 Patch 2 contains bug and security fixes.Including fixes for vSAN. See this KB for more information: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2151102 Share This:

VMware vSphere 6.5 update 1 and more Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1, ESXi 6.5 Update 1, vSAN 6.6.1, Replication 6.5.1, Site Recovery Manager 6.5.1, and VMware Tools 10.1.10. This means that we now can upgrade from vSphere 6.0 update 3 to vSphere 6.5. vCenter 6.5 Update 1 What's new: You can run the vCenter Server Appliance GUI and CLI installers on Microsoft […]

PowerCLI 6.5.1 Released

VMware has released PowerCLI 6.5.1, this new version, adds support for new commands til DRS groups/Rules and vSAN 6.6. See the VMware blog about it here: https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2017/04/new-release-powercli-6-5-1.html There is no installer for this version, it is installed thru PowerShell Gallery, here is a blog on how to install: https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2017/04/powercli-install-process-powershell-gallery.html After I have installed this i made a a […]

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: […]

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 […]