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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VMware – vSphere 6 Basics – Platform Services…

VMware – #vSphere 6 Basics – Platform Services Controller

VMware – vSphere 6 Basics – Platform Services…

I’ve finally gotten some time to dig into the changes in vSphere 6 with regards to deployment options and architecture. I thought I’d do a few posts covering some key enhancements from VMware, paying particular attention to the Platform Service Controller (PSC) and VMware’s preferred deployment options. I haven’t received any briefings from VMware, so I can’t comment on what is coming in future releases. Note that most of this information was made available to me via access to VMware’s…Read More


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VMware ESXi 6.0 Advance Security

VMware ESXi 6.0 Advance Security

VMware ESXi 6.0 Advance Security

Among numerous enhancements in VMware 6.0, security and password setting for ESXi host makesense now. Few changes where, permissionmanagement, account lockout, Flexible lockdown mode and Password complexity. ESXI Local account ESXi local account can be created threeways, either by ESXCLI or Powershell or Logging into ESXI via vsphere client. ESXCLI Login to Putty and run […]


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vSphere Performance Improvements – New PDF

vSphere Performance Improvements – New PDF

vSphere Performance Improvements – New PDF

There is a new PDF called What’s New in vSphere 6 – Performance, since a couple of days at VMware which compares the performance of vSphere 5.5 and vSphere 6.0. vSphere performance improvements since the v 5.5 are one of the core questions from users after the “What’s New in vSphere 6.0” question. The compare […] Read the full post vSphere Performance Improvements – New PDF at ESX Virtualization.


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SRM with VMAX 20K Part VII: Installation of…

SRM with VMAX 20K Part VII: Installation of Storage Replication Adapters

SRM with VMAX 20K Part VII: Installation of…

In this post, I’m going to cover the installation of the Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) for Site Recovery Manager. When using array-based replication, this is an absolute must piece of software that the vendor providers as it enables SRM to integrate and work the specific array. The SRA needs to be installed into each SRM […] The post SRM with VMAX 20K Part VII: Installation of Storage Replication Adapters appeared first on vRyan.co.uk – Virtualization Blog.


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VMware releases vRealize Production Test

Run a suite of tests from the command line using the #VMware vRealize Production Test

VMware releases vRealize Production Test

Yesterday VMware released the vRealize Production Test which is an add-on tool to the vRealize Suite that you can use to monitor the production health of your vRealize Suite deployment from the initial deployment to the operational phase. By using vRealize Production Test, you can run a suite of tests from the command line using the API of the vRealize Suite components to assess and report on the health of those components. The vRealize Suite is a platform of data collection intensive applications used to govern and manage virtual and cloud infrastructure. In a production environment outages can range from loss of connectivity to one vCenter, to a complete inability to provision or monitor the environment. vRealize Production Test is a…Read More


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VMware VSAN reusing SSD disks

#VMware VSAN reusing SSD disks

VMware VSAN reusing SSD disks

Ealier this week I’ve been configuring a new VSAN cluster. The old configuration was using hardware that wasn’t complying with the VMware vSAN HCL. We ordered new raid controllers and HDD’s and reused the SSD disks, as those where compliant with the HCL. Adding and configuring the new hardware went well and ESXi was installed without a problem. After doing some network configurations on the hosts it was time to turn on VSAN. And that is where I ran into an issue. The moment I turned on VSAN (manual mode) each host created a disk group containing the SSD’s present in the host. Each disk group however was showing only absent HDD’s. Seeing as I was using SSD’s from a previous configuration I wasn’t that suprised and tried removing the disk…Read More


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