Spent longer than necessary messing with vRealize Orchestrator and trying to get it to display the plugin in vCenter server appliance 6.0 U1, you can review my trials and tribulations here: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/523397?src=vmw_so_vex_mgray_1080 I have been trying to deploy vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.3 with my VCSA 6.0 U1 instance (supported according to compatibility matrix), the symptoms are […]
Archives for 2015
I have been working with VSAN in the lab recently and had the need to get some deeper stats on the inner operations. I had upgraded the lab to ESXi 6.0 U1 and vCenter 6.0 U1 and for the life of me couldn’t get the RVC console in the VCSA to work per the VMware […]
I was recently approached to write a guest blog post for Ravello Systems on Novosco’s use of their AWS/GCE hosted ESXi labs for CI automation testing.
With VMWorld EMEA not far over the horizon, I’ve finally managed to get past the seemingly never ending blockade of the vmworld.com website and booked my sessions, Below you can see the sessions i’ve booked as well as my interests (in case my brain melts due to too much or a single subject matter). My […]
I am very passionate about my photography, usually I’ll go on a few trips a year just for that and this was one of those instances. I’ve decided I might as well start posting them up here so I have a nice centralised location I can give to people that want to see them. We […]
While doing some research for NSX setups I found the urge to delve deeper into the calculations of some of ESXi’s load-balancing and teaming types that are available, below I have outlined the scenarios, calculations (where appropriate) and recommendations when it comes to choosing a NIC load balancing and teaming type.
If you’ve been reading my other posts of late, you will have gathered I’ve been building a new lab. I say “new”, the last one was a single R710 with a ReadyNas Ultra 6 attached. So essentially, this is my first REAL lab. It’s mostly based on Dell hardware; it’s cheap on eBay, I like […]
I recently rebuilt my lab and added 2x new ESXi hosts, I re-used my old single host in the process which I upgraded from ESXi 5.5 to 6.0 and patched to the same level as the new hosts. Everything was working as expected until it came for the time to enable HA. My old host […]
If you’ve just spun up a new vCenter 6.0 appliance, have joined it to the domain and added a new identity source but have found that your integrated windows auth (the handy checkbox you use for SSO) isn’t working with this error: A General System error occurred: Cannot get user info Then it’s because the […]
Creating signed certs for vCenter has never been easy, with the new release of 6.0 though this has changed somewhat, there is a built in certificate manager that allows you to import a CA (say Microsoft AD) cert and key to have VMCA sign it’s own certs with and make them trusted. First thing, we […]