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. Why not follow @mylesagray […]
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 […]
Just a quick note today, more of a reference than anything else. I had the requirement recently to convert a load of VMs that had thin VMDKs to thick provisioned, however the client was not licensed for live Storage vMotion. In an effort to minimise downtime I decided the best thing to do was use […]
A slip of the tongue earlier in the month mentioned that the release date might be March 12th, and here we are. You can download all the vSphere 6.0 goodness from the newly revamped my.vmware.com Docs available here. As always, it’s just out, don’t roll it right into production, without checking out known issues, your […]
I have come across a number of environments where mystery “snapshot” files exist – they are not seen in snapshot manager, running a consolidation them doesn’t help, creating a snapshot (with memory, or guest OS quiescing) then running “Delete All” doesn’t resolve it, but some applications still think a snapshot is there. To take care […]
I have been recently setting up The Foreman as a Puppet management front end to allow me to quickly provision Linux based VMs on my VMware cluster Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
I recently tried to deploy Cisco VIRL on VMWare Workstation 10 – the install instructions are for v8 – there are a few differences I noted. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
VMWare, as of writing, has a nasty bug that means your backups that run utilising CBT (hint: if you have basically any enterprise backup product worth its salt, it’s got CBT enabled) it loses track of the changed blocks when the VMDK reaches any Power 2 value of 128GB (128, 256, 512, 1024, etc.) which […]