Copying App Volumes AppStacks Between…

Copying App Volumes AppStacks Between Environments That Use vSAN Storage

Copying App Volumes AppStacks Between…

By Jeffrey Davidson There is an issue copying App Volumes AppStacks (VMDK files) if using Secure Copy (SCP) from one environment to another when using VSAN storage. This is not an App Volumes problem; it is related to the way VSAN stores VMDK data. Clients will often want to create AppStacks in a test environment, […]


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Content Packs vs. Management Packs

Content Packs vs. Management Packs

Content Packs vs. Management Packs

Log Insight has the notion of content packs while vRealize Operations Manager has the notion of management packs. In this post, I will talk about the differences between the two. Format A content pack is a VMware Log Insight Content Pack or VLCP file and consists of a JSON blob. Important: The JSON blob should […] The post Content Packs vs. Management Packs appeared first on SFlanders.net by Steve Flanders.


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VCP6-DCV Objective 10.2 – Create and Manage…

VCP6-DCV Objective 10.2 – Create and Manage Multi-Site Content Library

VCP6-DCV Objective 10.2 – Create and Manage…

VCP6-DCV Study Guide is here to help you study towards VCP6-DCV (or delta) exam. Today’s topic is new in vSphere 6. Feature called vSphere Content Library was not present in vSphere 5.5 and made its apparition in vSphere 6 during its release.VCP6-DCV Objective 10.2 – Create and Manage Multi-Site Content Library is today’s lesson. vSphere […] Read the full post VCP6-DCV Objective 10.2 – Create and Manage Multi-Site Content Library at ESX Virtualization.


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Secure Healthy Systems with vROps Alerts

Secure Healthy Systems with vROps Alerts

Secure Healthy Systems with vROps Alerts

Secure Healthy Systems with vROps Alerts By: Cameron Jones, Blue Medora In any enterprise-monitoring tool, alerting is going to be a primary focus. vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is no exception. Combining external management packs with vROps alerting ensures the health of not only your VMware system but also your entire infrastructure. To gain insight into […]


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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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VCP6-DCV Objective 7.2 – Troubleshoot vSphere…

VCP6-DCV Objective 7.2 – Troubleshoot vSphere Storage and Network Issues

VCP6-DCV Objective 7.2 – Troubleshoot vSphere…

Today’s topic of VCP6-DCV Study Guide is touching troubleshooting. In case something goes wrong and you loose connectivity to your application, you must probably troubleshoot the underlying VM first, the network second, but also a storage. When storage is under a pressure then your whole infrastructure just slows down and you might experience disconnections at […] Read the full post VCP6-DCV Objective 7.2 – Troubleshoot vSphere Storage and Network Issues at ESX Virtualization.


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PSO Credits: What? Why? How?

PSO Credits: What? Why? How?

PSO Credits: What? Why? How?

By Petr McAllister After being a VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) for more than three years in Europe and North America, I’m still being asked almost every day: “What does a TAM do?” By now I have an answer that seems to be short and complete: “My work as a TAM is to […]]> By Petr McAllister After being a VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) for more than three years in Europe and North America, I’m still being asked almost every day: “What does a TAM do?” By now I have an answer that…Read More


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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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Horizon View Connection Protocols

Horizon View Connection Protocols

Horizon View Connection Protocols

Continuing on with our KBTV Webinars series, here we have the thirteenth and final installment of the current series titled vCloud Connector and Datacenter Extension . Note : This video is roughly 35 minutes in duration so it would be advisable to set aside some time in order watch it fully.


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VCP6 Certifications Exams Open for Registration

VCP6 Certifications Exams Open for Registration

VCP6 Certifications Exams Open for Registration

The following three VMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6) certification exams are now open for registration, with a first available appointment date of August 30, 2015: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP6-CMA) Exam #2V0-631 VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) Exam #2V0-641 VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM) Exam #2V0-651 These […]


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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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Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6 via command line

Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6 via command line

Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6 via command line

The other day i had to upgrade my labESXi mgmt serverfrom version 5.5 to 6.0 host via the command prompt and it’s actually pretty straight forward. I took the following steps to perform the upgrade: Download the latest ESXi version from the VMware website Log on to the ESXi server using SSH Verify runningESXi version … Continue reading »


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How to Troubleshoot an App Volumes Environment,…

How to Troubleshoot an App Volumes Environment, Part 1

How to Troubleshoot an App Volumes Environment,…

By Gina Daly, Technical Writer for Technical Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware With significant contributions from: Stephane Asselin, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Technical Enablement, End-User Computing, VMware Jason Marshall, Manager, Product Engineering, End-User Computing, VMware Andrew Johnson, Senior Manager and Staff Architect, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware My father was a naval officer and taught me […]


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