NSX-v Operations Guide, v6.1

NSX-v Operations Guide, v6.1

NSX-v Operations Guide, v6.1

NSX-v Operations Guide, v6.1 Created by nikhilvmw on Aug 5, 2015 10:24 AM. Last modified by nikhilvmw on Aug 6, 2015 8:58 AM. This guide shows how to perform day-to-day monitoring and management of an NSX for vSphere (“NSX-v”) deployment. It explains how to retrieve statistics, flow information, packet information, and event logs.


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Microsoft Visio connector point and VMware…

Microsoft Visio connector point and VMware Fusion fix

Microsoft Visio connector point and VMware…

In episode 2 of the vhorizon podcast I talk to Jason Mattox CTO of Liquidware Labs about Stratosphere FIT and the new updates to ProfileUnity and FlexApp. To find out more about Liquidware Labs head over to liquidwarelabs.com


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HP wasn’t ready to split

HP wasn’t ready to split

HP wasn’t ready to split

Yesterday I was trying to download HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) from HP.COM website. It didn’t work at all – still some HTTP errors. Finally I found out that HP moved all its stuff to new domain hpe.com (HP Enterprise). That’s fine, but they forgot to rewrite all urls on websites to new hpe.com. […]]> http://www.cievo.sk/2015/08/04/hp-wasnt-ready-to-split/feed/ 0 Upgrade na Windows 10 http://www.cievo.sk/2015/07/31/upgrade-na-windows-10/…Read More


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Snapshot “issue” in VMware vSphere 6.0

Snapshot “issue” in VMware vSphere 6.0

Snapshot “issue” in VMware vSphere 6.0

If you have installed (or upgraded to) VMware vSphere 6.0 and you still use the old legacy vSphere client you may have some false positives about VM snapshots. All VMs seems to have some snapshots, also if they don’t (and using consolidate does not fix it, because there aren’t snapshots to be fixed). But this apper only with the Windows vSphere Client: Is a cosmetics bug rather than a real issue, but using this client you cannot understand from a first look which VM has a snapshot and which…Read More


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Breaking the VMware ESXi 5.5 ACPI boot loop on…

Breaking the #VMware ESXi 5.5 ACPI boot loop on Lenovo TD350

Breaking the VMware ESXi 5.5 ACPI boot loop on…

Do you have a Lenovo TD350 or for that many other servers that when trying to load or run VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 u2 (or other versions) and run into the boot loop at the “Initializing ACPI ” point? The symptoms are that you see ESXi start its boot process, loading drivers and modules (e.g. black screen), then you see the Yellow boot screen with Timer and Scheduler initialized, and at the “Initializing ACPI ” point, ka boom, either a boot loop starts (e.g. the above processes repeats after system boots). The fix is actually pretty quick and simple, finding it took a bit of time, trial and error.


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Reducing the Impact of Backups and Restores on…

Reducing the Impact of Backups and Restores on FlashArrays

Reducing the Impact of Backups and Restores on…

One of the things that is not widely known out there about backup and restore operations is that SQL Server will typically default them to a 1 megabyte IO size. This canbe great for some environments, but it’s suboptimal for shared all-flash arrays. In this post, I’d like to show you some tests I performedsurrounding Continue Reading


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SRM with VMAX 20K Part VIII: Configuring EMC…

SRM with VMAX 20K Part VIII: Configuring EMC Virtual Storage Integrator

SRM with VMAX 20K Part VIII: Configuring EMC…

This is a very short and sweet post about implementing the EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI). This is a plug-in for the vSphere client which enables further management of your specific array. There are advanced options made available for SRDF, Storage Views and Management. It is quite useful to have although I haven’t really used […] The post SRM with VMAX 20K Part VIII: Configuring EMC Virtual Storage Integrator appeared first on vRyan.co.uk – Virtualization Blog.


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Trying to Upgrade to Windows 10 on Fusion but…

Trying to Upgrade to Windows 10 on Fusion but hitting the SVGA bug? Here’s the simple workaround

Trying to Upgrade to Windows 10 on Fusion but…

Windows 10 released today, and many users are teeming to get started discovering all the great things that Microsoft built. A number of Fusion uses however are hitting an issue when trying to upgrade from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. During the “hardware validation check”, the VMware SVGA graphics driver is misrepresented as being incompatible. […]


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Configure VMware VASA for IBM Storwize V7000…

Configure VMware VASA for IBM Storwize V7000 (and others).

Configure VMware VASA for IBM Storwize V7000…

The task of the Google search engine questions as in the post title (or its variations) does not return us satisfactory results. It is very difficult to find something in this matter, which step by step will lead us to … Continue reading →


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Heads up! LUNs attached to VMware vSphere 6.0…

Heads up! LUNs attached to VMware vSphere 6.0 hosts may remain in APD Timeout state

Heads up! LUNs attached to VMware vSphere 6.0…

28 July VMware released a knowledgeable article describing a problem with ESXi 6.0 and the All Path Down (APD). The problem is that aLUN that have experienced an APD state never exist the APD state and the LUN is not accessible from the ESXi host even though the connection between the ESXi host and the … Continue reading »


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Windows 10 Download and Create USB Installation…

Windows 10 Download and Create USB Installation stick

Windows 10 Download and Create USB Installation…

Windows 10 Download is now available and for users running Windows 7 or Windows 8.x it is free upgrade. You can do an in-place upgrade or if you prefer is to get the installer (the ISO), or to create an USB stick (my choice). Microsoft enter a new era where the OS is no longer […] Read the full post Windows 10 Download and Create USB Installation stick at ESX Virtualization.


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Brocade FC Switch Supportsave

Brocade FC Switch Supportsave

Brocade FC Switch Supportsave

A Brocade supportsave command saves a wealth of logs and information that can be useful when troubleshooting an issue. It is also a recommended procedure to run a supportsave before upgrading the firmware on a switch, so that you have the necessary information to hand should there be an issue. Supportsave requires an FTP server […]


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