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 […]
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 […]
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.
I’ve been playing with cloud platforms quite a lot recently, and in particular Juju‘s way of operations caught my particular attention.
I recently tried to deploy Cisco VIRL on VMWare Workstation 10 – the install instructions are for v8 – there are a few differences I noted.
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 […]
I had recently come across the need to deploy an OVA file remotely and didn’t want to have to upload the file over VPN to the destination vCenter, the solution is to install OVFTool on a server that has local access to the vCenter and deploy it using the following syntax:
It’s fairly straight forward to update your Horizon Workspace vApp to the latest (this is an out-of-hours update due to downtime):