vSphere 6.0 Update 3 and more Released

VMware Sphere vCenter 6.0 update 3 This new version have some new features and bug fixes: Support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol: Support for TLSv 1.0, TLSv 1.1, and TLSv 1.2 are enabled by default and configurable for vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3. VMware Syslog Collector on vCenter Server Appliance supports TLSv1.0 only. To configure […]

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ESXi Embedded Host Client v6

VMware updated the ESXi Embedded Host Client Fling to version 6. The best news is that a version of the will be part of the upcoming ESXi 6.0 Update 2 release, see William Lam's blog post:http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2016/03/the-future-of-the-esxi-embedded-host-client.html He also stats that i will be accessible in the fre VMware Hypervisor version. Here is the change log for this version: […]

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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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Problem with the vSphere Web Client Integration Plug-In

Today I was installing a VMware vCSA 6.0 update 1, and making a vCenter Update Manager server (Windows) and installed Google Chrome to use with the vSphere Web Client. After the installation i used Chrome to login to the vSphere Web Client and on the login screen i downloaded the Client Integration Plug-In, and installed it. Afterwards could […]

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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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vSphere Web Client and Google Chrome

There have been some issues getting the vSphere Web Client and vSphere Client Integration Plugin to work, can not launch the vCSA 6.0 / 6.0 Update installer, or use the "Windows session authentication" check box, mount local ISO file, import OVA/OVF, and more. VMware has an KB on this: KB2114800 The solution did not work. I had this […]

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vCenter database problem during upgrade to 6.0 Update 1

I was upgrading a vCenter from 5.5 Update 2e  to 6.0 Update 1. The first thing i did was to convert there vCenter 5.5  from Windows version to vCSA 5.5, and that went good after some certificate replacement. Then I tried to upgrade the vCSA 5.5 to vCSA 5.0 Update but, during the checks that done on the old vCSA […]

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VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1 and other new Releases

Yesterday VMware released some new versions of there vSphrer suite products. There are lots of interesting new features, and fixes in this products, looking forward to testing things out. ESXi 6.0U1: See release note for more information:http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u1-release-notes.html vCenter Server 6.0U1: See release note for more information: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u1-release-notes.html Site Recovery Manager 6.1: See release note for more information: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/srm/61/srm-releasenotes-6-1-0.html […]

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vSphere 6.0 VMware Tools, and Localized Windows

I had a customer with a problem where he could not upgrade VMware Tools on a danish localized Windows Server 2008 R2. The solution was to change it to US localized and choose to copy the setting to: “Welcome screen and system accounts” and “New user accounts”. And after upgrading/installing VMware Tools change it back […]

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