Tag Archive: 5.1

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.1.1 Released

Yesterday, 2017-07-18, Nutanix released a new version of the Acropolis Operating System (AOS) meaning the latest and greatest version available is 5.1.1.1. And yes it’s a minor release but I know at least some of my customers will benefit from the new announcements such as: Support for vSphere ESXi 6.5 and 6.5a including Dell XC …

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ESXi host VMkernel.Boot.terminateVMOnPDL configuration using PowerCLI

I have already written a blog post about how you can configure the ESXi host  setting disk.terminateVMOnPDLDefault in vSphere version 5.1. You can find that blog post here. I have received a couple of questions about how to configure the setting, called VMkernel.Boot.terminateVMOnPDL, in ESXi 5.5 so i decided to put together a blog post about it. …

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Reset vCenter Single Sign On password

A customer of mine lost their password for the vCenter Single Sign On (SSO), version 5.1, admin@system-domain account. It is possible to reset the admin@system-domain account if you know the password configured during the installation. However, my customer had not changed the password since the installation meaning there is no supported way of changing the …

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vCenter Update Manager installation fails – error 25085

For the first time i have had a hard time installing vCenter Update Manager (VUM) version 5.1 (not U1 or U1a). The vCenter Server upgrade, from version 5.0, did complete without any errors. VUM was not used before meaning no upgrade was available. The installation failed in the end, when register VUM to vCenter Server, …

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vSphere and vCloud Director database creation script

A customer called me yesterday asking for a script to create the necessary databases to run: vCenter Server vCenter Single Sign On vCenter Update Manager vCloud Director The customer was about to perform a clean install in their test environment and will be using vCenter Server 5.1 U1, ESXi 5.1 U1 and vCloud Director (vCD) …

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vCloud Director internal server error when deploying vApps

During VMware vCloud Director (vCD) vApp deployments using the latest versions of both vSphere (ESXi 5.1 and VMware vCenter Server 5.1.0b 947939) and VMware vCloud Director (5.1.1 868405) i got the below vDC error message: The vCD cell logs located in the /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs directory told me e.g. “vCenter Server is unresponsive” These errors made me start investigating …

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ESXi host disk.terminateVMOnPDLDefault configuration using PowerCLI

This section is updated since vSphere 5.5 was GA during VMworld 2013. From now on the configuration option has changed regarding two things: Name – It is now called VMkernel.Boot.terminateVMOnPDL and not Disk.terminateVMOnPDLDefault Configuration – It is now an advanced ESXi configuration parameter and not a text string in the ESXi host file /etc/vmware/settings Continue reading if …

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