Changing ESXi Hostname on an EVO:RAIL Appliance

Changing ESXi Hostname on an EVO:RAIL Appliance

Changing ESXi Hostname on an EVO:RAIL Appliance

The other day I did a VSPEX Blue (EMC’s flavor of EVO:RAIL Appliance) install for a customer that couldn’t conform to the hostname standards set forth by the EVO:RAIL Installation Wizard. After a little bit of digging and work I was able to change the hostnames and get everything working like it came from the factory. You simply cannot just change the ESXi hostname, you also need to modify EVO:RAIL Manager so things like health reporting actually function. So, how do we do this? First a quick…Read More


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To TPS, or not to TPS, that is the question?

To TPS, or not to TPS, that is the question?

To TPS, or not to TPS, that is the question?

Something that crops up again and again when discussing vSphere designs with customersis whether on not they should enable (Inter-VM) TPS (Transparent Page Sharing) as since the end of 2014 VMware decided to disable TPS by default. To understand if … Continue reading →


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VMware Fling – VMware Access Point Deployment…

VMware Fling – VMware Access Point Deployment Utility

VMware Fling – VMware Access Point Deployment…

With Horizon 6.2 VMware introduced the VMwareAccess Point, which is a virtual appliance designed to allow secure remote access to virtual desktops and applications served by Horizon 6. The VMwareAccess Point is very similar to the View Security Server, but offers some additional benefits. VMware Access Point is a hardened Linux appliance that can be deployed into the DMZ. Big difference with the View Security Server is, that an Access Point does not need to be paired with a View Connection…Read More


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Workaround for the NAT port forwarding issue in…

Workaround for the NAT port forwarding issue in Fusion 8.1

Workaround for the NAT port forwarding issue in…

We recently discovered that NAT network port forwarding doesn’t work properly in Fusion 8.1. While the VMware Fusion team is working on a fix which will be included in the next update, here is a temporary workaround. Steps: Download the NAT network component from http://www.vmware.com/go/dl_vmnet-natd Replace /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-natd with the file downloaded in step 1. Restart the […] The post Workaround for the NAT port forwarding issue in Fusion 8.1…Read More


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Update Manager Cmdlets are now included in…

Update Manager Cmdlets are now included in PowerCLI since 6.0 R2

Update Manager Cmdlets are now included in…

It’s always great to have new features, functionality, and updates included in releases of any product. One of the changes to PowerCLI in 6.0 Release 2 is that we have included the vSphere Update Manager cmdlets into the installer. No longer will you have to search through MyVMware to find the additional executable to install […] The post Update Manager Cmdlets are now included in PowerCLI since 6.0 R2 appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.


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Manually removing a user entitlement from the…

Manually removing a user entitlement from the Adam database in VMware View

Manually removing a user entitlement from the…

Came across an interesting issue where we were unable to remove user entitlements from the VMware View connection server. Was able to resolve the issue by manually removing the user from the adam database. The probable cause of the issue is due to replication failures between the connection servers. To manually remove user entitlements and the user account from the connection broker follow the below instructions: NOTE: Editing the Adam database is quite risky and can lead to rebuilding the…Read More


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Don’t use 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere…

Don’t use 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere ESXi nor VSAN

Don’t use 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere…

I believe the Next Generation Computing is Software Defined Infrastructure on top of robust and intelligent virtual and physical infrastructure. I work for VMware PSO (Professional Services Organization) however in iGICS.com I share my own experience and opinions not only about VMware vSphere. You can ask anything about enterprise infrastructure (vSphere, compute, storage, network) and we can discuss it deeply on this blog. Don’t hesitate to contact me.


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Oracle Licensing and Support on VMware: Awaken…

Oracle Licensing and Support on VMware: Awaken the FUD in Your Datacenter!

Oracle Licensing and Support on VMware: Awaken…

It appears those guys in Redwood City, California are up to their old tricks of trying to extort money from customers where no money is owed according to the contract. By now I thought we’d heard just about every strategy that Oracle has for expanding their pocket books at customers expense. But Oracle is a […]]> It appears those guys in Redwood City, California are up to their old tricks of trying to extort money from customers where no money is owed according to the contract. By now I…Read More


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Test with confidence! #VCP6 Certification Exam…

Test with confidence! #VCP6 Certification Exam Prep videos available in the #VMware Learning Zone https://t.co/ZuooIo3D62

Test with confidence! #VCP6 Certification Exam…

Test with confidence! #VCP6 Certification Exam Prep videos available in the #VMware Learning Zone https://t.co/ZuooIo3D62


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Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5

Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5

Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5

Happy new year friends! Did you know about this little book I wrote called ‘Getting Started With VMware Fusion’? No? Well good news! It’s on sale for $5! Before I moved down here to Silicon Valley, I was a lead on the Fusion / Workstation Support team in Canada, and in 2014 I was asked by the good folks at Packt Publishing to write […] The post Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5 appeared first on VMware Fusion Blog .


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View 6.2.1. Upgrade, two caveats

View 6.2.1. Upgrade, two caveats

View 6.2.1. Upgrade, two caveats

Recently, I was performing an upgrade from View version 6.0.1 to 6.2.1. On other occasions upgrades from version 6.0.1 to 6.2.0 did not cause serious issues. View 6.2.1 is said to be a “maintenance” release, so I did not expect much problems. The update of the standalone View Composer, the Connection Server and the Security […]


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Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 3 Host Preperation

Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 3 Host Preperation

Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 3 Host Preperation

Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 3 Host Preperation Posted on January 10, 2016January 10, 2016 by Kyle jenner Now its time to start work on the data plane and we start by preparing my hosts and network. Preparing the hosts consists of deploying additional vibs to the ESXi hosts, configuring a VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP) kernel interface on each host, configuring a range of segment IDs for new VXLANs and finally to create a Transport Zone. 1 x ESXi 6.0U1 (Management Cluster) 2 x ESXi 6.0U1 (Compute…Read More


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Log Insight for Web Traffic

Log Insight for Web Traffic

Log Insight for Web Traffic

Happy New Year! You may have noticed in late December some new Log Insight content packs were published to the marketplace. In this post I would like to talk about which content packs were released and the value they provide. Background A total of 5 content packs were released: Apache – CLF Apache – HTTP […] The post Log Insight for Web Traffic appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations

2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations

2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. I wanted to provide a quick update on 2016 VCDX Workshops. In 2015, we established a new process that aligned workshops with key VMUG events. This worked out extremely well to combine efforts and combine events. We also learned a few […] The post 2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .


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Find ESXi Installation Date with PowerCLI

Find ESXi Installation Date with PowerCLI

Find ESXi Installation Date with PowerCLI

I recently noticed a link to a very interesting article on Twitter: Find ESXi Installation Date — http://vcdx56.com/2016/01/05/find-esxi-installation-date/. These steps are straight forward and show how to calculate the original


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Heads Up! Do Not Upgrade VMware Tools on Hosts…

Heads Up! Do Not Upgrade VMware Tools on Hosts with ESXi 6.0 U1b

Heads Up! Do Not Upgrade VMware Tools on Hosts…

Heads Up! If you’ve updated to ESXi 6.0 U1b, build 3380124 and you have lots of templates, you may run into some problems if you update VMware Tools to the latest version. I just upgraded my environments to the latest VMware patches ESXi 6.0 U1b (build 3380124), that has just come out. As you do […]]> Heads Up! If you’ve updated to ESXi 6.0 U1b, build 3380124 and you have lots of templates, you may run into some problems if you update VMware Tools to the latest version. I just upgraded my…Read More


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VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b

VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b

VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b

The vSphere team releasedUpdate 1b a few days ago. TheBuild no is 3343019. As usual, it’s wise to review the Release Notes before making changes to live environment. You need to review both the vCenter release notes and ESXi release notes. If you are already on Update 1, and you are using the vCenter appliance, […] The post VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b appeared first on virtual red dot.


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