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.