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 […]
The new version of vSphere brings some major improvements to the vCenter management end of things, the main thing is that it is now a highly available solution (previously reserved for vCenter Server Heartbeat – a separate, now EOL, product VMware offered) that can run in two modes. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for […]
It’s the time for another VMWare public beta, bound by NDA but there are some VERY exciting features! Sign up here. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
Multi-NIC vMotion is a no-brainer configuration for performance: Faster maintenance mode operations Better DRS load balance operations Overall reduction in lead time of a manual vMotion process. It was introduced in vSphere 5.0 and has improved in v5.5 – so let’s get into how to configure it (we’ll be using the vSphere Web Client because […]
So you’ve downloaded all the new VMWare 5.5 goodies and you want to upgrade your vCSA install to v5.5 – this is a little more involved than you may think, however it is very much worth the effort: In vSphere 5.5, the vCenter Server Appliance limitations have been extremely raised when using the embedded database: Previous […]
Recently had a problem were Veeam was giving bother on one VM that had a dedicated datastore, not allowing hot-add virtual appliance mode to work. I originally thought it was a problem with CBT (changed block tracking) so I disabled that, with no luck, as it transpires there were a few (all datastore formatting related) […]
Some things should be simple, shrinking a thin provisioned virtual disk should be one of them, it’s not. N.B. This will just reduce the VMDK’s usage on the VMFS datastore NOT resize the “provisioned size” of a thin disk. To shrink a VMDK we can use an ESX command line tool “vmkfstools”, but first you […]
I have had the need recently to expand a LUN on a Dell MD3000i SAN to above 2TB that is presented to VMWare ESX 5.1 hosts. There are a few caveats here: Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!