Tag Archive: vSphere

Manage vSphere Virtual Machines in Nutanix PRISM

With the Nutanix AOS 5.0 release it is now possible to manage VMware vSphere ESXi based virtual machines (VMs) via Nutanix PRISM. VM management is controlled via the VM section in PRISM which you’ll reach by: Selecting VM in the main drop down menu Click Table and you’ll see all the VMs in table format. Both …

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VMware vCenter Server & ESXi 6.5.0a released

Just a short blog post for you who might have missed that a few days ago, 2017-02-02, same time as VMware released NSX version 6.3.0 they also released: vCenter Server 6.5.0a ESXi 6.5.0a The only purpose of this A release for vCenter Server was to add support for NSX 6.3 and the same goes for ESXi …

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ESXi 6 – The VMRC Console Has Disconnected

So a few days back i was experience an issue where i couldn’t connect to a VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0 Patch 4 (build number 4600944) based Virtual Machine Remote Console (VMRC) at a customer. I have seen this quite a few times over the years and there are a lot of VMware KB articles available on the topic. …

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VMware vSphere vCenter Server 6.5 Appliance Installation & Configuration

Basic documentation about my lab environment VMware vCenter Server 6.5 installation and configuration. I decided to run the UI based installation form my Windows 8 based VDI. However, there is a cli option available for the deployment and a blog post about that can be found here. Hang on for a lot of print screens:) Deployment/Installation …

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Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix & vSphere Best Practices Guide Available

This, Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix & vSphere Best Practices Guide Available, might be the longest heading during my 3.5 years as a blogger but what can you do:) Anyway, there is now a best practices guide available describing how you deploy Veritas NetBackup and vSphere on Nutanix infrastructure. So if you are already running that setup …

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VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Resource Requirements

Just a quick blog post about the vCenter Server 6.5 Appliance resource requirements in terms of vCPUs, RAM and Storage per deployment size option. And yes, this is mostly for my personal documentation purposes since the information can also be found in the VMware vSphere 6.5 official documentation, Anyway, the following Deployment Sizes are available: …

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VMworld Barcelona 2016 – Day 1 Summary

So today, 2016-10-18, was my first day at VMworld  and it started with being stuck in traffic for about 30 min so i made it to the general session about 20 seconds before it started…. I’ll structure my daily summaries, yes i’ll keep that concept as well, this year pretty much same way as last year …

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Change ESXi password complexity policy

The other week i was asked by a customer to change passwords for all service accounts in their environment and this includes but not limited to IPMI admin account, ESXi host root account, Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) nutanix account vCenter Server administrator@vsphere.local account Based on existing customer password requirements for ESXi hosts, 16 characters including only …

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vSphere 6.0 Update 1b released

Yesterday, 2016-01-07, VMware release vSphere vCenter Server and ESXi 6.0 Update 1b. A few updates and fixes i think will be useful for at least some of my readers are listed below: VMware now supports Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual machines protected by VMware vShield App lose network connectivity on the ESXi 6.0 hosts Windows 10 …

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

28 July VMware released a knowledgeable article describing a problem with ESXi 6.0 and the All Path Down (APD). The problem is that a LUN 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 …

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Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6.0 via Nutanix PRISM

So one of the cool things with the Nutanix PRISM interface is that more and more software components can be managed from this single interface. I created a post a while back where i showed how we can easily upgrade the Nutanix Operating System and you can fint it here. This blog will be about …

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Can’t connect to vCenter Server – connection timeout

So i few days back i ran into a problem while connecting to vCenter Server version 5.5 U2d i have never seen before. Neither the vSphere Web Client or the vSphere Client managed to connect to the vCenter Server. I just received connection timeout messages. I did actually try to login, using the vSphere Client, from the …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – Virtual Machine Virtual Hardware (vHW 11)

Another short blog post on the vSphere 6.0 theme. This one will describe the new features and the configuration options for the new virtual machine (VM) virtual hardware version 11 that comes with ESXi 6. Configuration 128 vCPUs 4 TB RAM to 12 TB RAM (depending on partner) 62 TB VMDK size ? (not yet …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – Configuration maximums

Just a very short blog post with some of the vSphere 6.0 maximums. Most of my customers does not even come close to the vSphere 5.5 configuration maximums but a few of them were pretty close considering they run some pretty intensive workloads and large cloud environments. One thing that has been discussed as a potential …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – Multi Site Content Library

This is the third part of the new vSphere 6.0 improvements and or new features blog series. The first part covered the vMotion improvements and can be found here and the second part covered the vSphere Fault Tolerance feature and can be found here. VMware vSphere 6.0 documentation page including release notes, installation documents, upgrade documents, component …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – Fault Tolerance

This is the second part of the new vSphere 6.0 improvements and or new features blog series. The first part covered the vMotion improvements and can be found here. VMware vSphere 6.0 documentation page including release notes, installation documents, upgrade documents, component documentation and so on can be found here. This part of the blog series …

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