In a nutshell, unmap is used to reclaim storage blocks on VMFS datastores. I was running into alerts from my DellEMC Equallogic storage stating my volumes we’re greater that 90% consumed, I should really change that to 80%. So when I log onto the Storage Manager I see the volume as only having 281.79GB free.…Read More ESX UNMAP command
This is a quick run through on an upgrade or moreso a migration from a VCSA 5.5 appliance with embedded platform services controller to a VCSA 6.0. Remember vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 End of General Support is September 19 2018 Some prereq’s Ensure your appliance is health, browse to your appliance ip:5480 to check…Read More VCSA 5.5 to VCSA 6.0 Upgrade (migration)
This is a run through what I did to update an expiring certificate in vCloud Director 8.20 to a wildcard certificate. On the pre-req’s below a wise leader of mine in the past advised to get all your ducks in a row before starting, get your list of variables and make it easy on yourself…Read More vCloud Director 8.20 – Changing to a Wildcard Certificate.
This is just a quick post on the fly… So I have two vCenter servers and two clusters, warranty is running out in 6 months on the physical hardware of one cluster so I quickly need to find out capacity wise can I move all the virtual machines from one vCenter to another capacity-wise. I’ve…Read More vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 – What-If-Analysis #quickpost
This is a quick guide on installing vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.1 Release notes here Sizing Guide below, for more info see VMware KB Article 2150421 Download Link Underlying infrastructure: 3 vSphere environments on 6.0u3 28 ESXi 6.0u3 in total, although a number of those are not being used currently. Deploy .OVA via vCenter, Deployment –…Read More vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.1 Installation.
We are happy to announce a brand-new version of VMware Datacenter CLI (DCLI) has been released! Before diving into the impressive list of updates, let’s take a second to review the history of one of VMware’s newest command line interfaces (CLI). DCLI was introduced as part of the vSphere CLI 6.5 command set release. DCLI…Read More New Release: VMware Datacenter CLI 2.9.1
The vSphere client team has been actively working with VMware partners to provide compatible plugins in the vSphere HTML5 Client and vSphere Web Client (Flex-based). vRealize Operations 6.7, Site Recovery Manager 8.1, and vSphere Replication 8.1 have already released with standalone HTML5 clients providing similar functionality to their vSphere Flex client…Read More vSphere 6.7 Client Plugin Readiness
VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast On May 9th, 2018, I was lucky enough to join Eric Neilson, Sr. Director Social Media & Communities and his co-host John White, SE VMware, on their podcast, VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast. If you are not familiar with this podcast it is a weekly show that runs every Wednesday at 12pm…Read More VMware Communities Podcast: Episode 433 vSphere 6.5 Update 2
The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) had several exclusive features introduced in vSphere 6.5. One of those features was the built-in file-based backup and restore. This native backup solution is available within the VMware Appliance Management Interface on port 5480. It supports backing up both the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller (PSC). There is…Read More vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 File-Based Backup and Restore Walkthroughs
Upgrading your vSphere version is now more important than ever, with end of general support for vSphere 5.5 coming on September 19, 2018. Haven’t started yet? No worries! Attend this 3-part Technical Webcast Series to learn how to effectively plan your upgrade. This webcast series includes all the knowledge, tools, tips and tricks you will need for…Read More vSphere Upgrade Technical Webcast Series