Expand vmdk in webclient could not complete task

When expand the vmdk from webclient, it breaks and error message could not complete. Then the VM gets invalid in the inventory   Solution: See what datastore the vm resides Remove the invalid vm from inventory Browse the datastore that the invalid vm resides Add to inventory Power it on Works Power Down Expand the... Continue Reading →

Vsphere 6.7 Whats New small words

Full list: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-67-release-notes.html The vSphere 6.7 release is the final release of vCenter Server for Windows In-Guest unmap with snapshots VMware is deprecating webplatform.js, which will be replaced with an improved way to push updates into partner plugin solutions without any lifecycle dependencies on vSphere Client SDK updates. If you have an existing plugin solution to the... Continue Reading →

Powercli Vsphere

Get VM list from a datstore Get-datastore | Where {$_.name -like '*DATASTORE01*'} | Get-VM Find snapshots Get-Snapshot -vm * -name “VEEAM BACKUP*” | Format-Table -property VM,Name Clear snapshots Get-Snapshot -vm * -name “VEEAM BACKUP*” | remove-snapshot   List VM and What Datastore get-vmhost |get-datastore|%{$ds=$_; $ds.Extensiondata.Vm|%{$_|select @{n='vm name';e={(Get-View -property name -Id $_.toString()).name}},@{n='ds name';e={$ds.name}} }}   List... Continue Reading →

The host returns esxupdate error code:12. cannot read or write to the database. check the update manager log files and esxupdate log files for more details.

When remmidate you get this error. I installed the patches that I can stage.   Stuck on Next step: esxcli network firewall unload esxcli software vib install -v http://vum.se:9084/vum/repository/hostupdate/vmw/vib20/tools-light/VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-1.33.7273056.vib [DatabaseIOError] Failed to create temporary DB dir: [Errno 28] No space left on device: '/locker/packages/var/db/locker/profiles.new' filename = /locker/packages/var/db/locker Please refer to the log file for more... Continue Reading →

Software Depo for HPE and Dell

Dell: https://vmwaredepot.dell.com/index.xml) HP: http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/getting_started.html#DepotContent   http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/index.xml - latest HPE Value-Add components (for VUM)   http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/hpe/<release date>/index.xml or http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/hpq/<release date>/index.xml - latest HPE Value-Add components for a specific release   http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/index-drv.xml - latest HPE and 3rd party device drivers used in the HPE Custom Image (for VUM)   http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/hpe/<release date>/index-drv.xml or http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/hpq/<release date>/index-drv.xml - latest HPE... Continue Reading →

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs. When upgrading to 6.5

Scan the host with UpdateManager and look at the result: The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs QLogic_bootbank_scsi-qla2xxx_934.5.29.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560 Emulex_bootbank_scsi-lpfc820_8.2.4.151.65-1OEM.500.0.0.472560 Emulex_bootbank_scsi-lpfc820_8.2.4.151.65-1OEM.500.0.0.472560 QLogic_bootbank_scsi-qla2xxx_934.5.29.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560 Solution:   esxcli software vib list | grep qla2 scsi-qla2xxx 934.5.29.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560 QLogic VMwareCertified 2014-11-11 ~ # esxcli software vib remove -n scsi-qla2xxx Wait it take some time Removal Result Message: The update... Continue Reading →

Vsphere 6.5 Migration error. Replace a Process Level Token privilege to the user

Replace a Process Level Token privilege to the user Error when you do the prechecks https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn221975.aspx Login with your Administrator account on the Windows machine. Go to Control Panel and open the Administrative Tools. Open Local Security Policy and expand Local Policies.  Under User Rights Assignment, open the Replace a Process Level Token. Add service account name that is being used by the... Continue Reading →

Disable dnsmasq in ubuntu

Disable the systemd-resolved service and stop it: sudo systemctl disable systemd-resolved.service sudo service systemd-resolved stop Put the following line in the [main] section of your /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf: dns=default Delete the symlink /etc/resolv.conf rm /etc/resolv.conf Restart network-manager sudo service network-manager restart

Patch or upgrade 5.5 get VIB VMware_bootbank_ehci-ehci-hcd_1.0-3vmw.550.3.95.4345813 requires xhci-xhci >= 1.0-3vmw.550.3.95, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile

To resolve this issue, remove the xhci VIB file before upgrading the host. Connect to the affected ESXi host using an SSH session. For more information,  see Using ESXi Shell in ESXi 5.x and 6.0 (SOL-2003). Delete the xhci VIB file by running this command: esxcli software vib remove --vibname xhci-xhci

msg.snapshot.error-QUIESCING-ERROR” in vCenter Server

You get this when you clone a powered on vm. From: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2069952   To resolve this issue, start the Windows Virtual Disk service: Log in to the Windows operating system as an Administrator. Click Start, type services.msc, and press Enter. Right-click the Virtual Disk service and click Start. If this does not resolve the issue, disable VMware snapshot provider in... Continue Reading →

Powercli 6.5 error with  add-pssnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Cor

They have chnage the way to app snapin! Get-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Core -ListAvailable | Import-Module #add-pssnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Core     Error: add-pssnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Cor add-pssnapin : No snap-ins have been registered for Windows PowerShell version 3. At line:1 char:1 + add-pssnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Cor + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (VMware.VimAutomation.Cor:String) [Add-PSSnapin], PSArgumentException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AddPSSnapInRead,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.AddPSSnapinCommand

UpdateManager strange errors after migrate. interface com.vmware.vim.binding.integrity.baselinemanager is not visible from class loader

  From: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2147284 Cautions: The following is a destructive task. Ensure you have working backups and/or snapshots of the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 before proceeding.   Connect to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 via SSH Run the shell command to switch to the BASH Shell:shell Stop the VMware Update Manager Service:service-control --stop vmware-updatemgr Run the following command... Continue Reading →

Error in Vsphere web Flash client. Cannot navigate to the desired location. Error details: An error occurred while activating extension vsphere.core.inventory.domainView. Invalid domain view id: vsphere.core.inventory.domainView

From: http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2010/07/how-to-unregister-vcenter.html   1. Point your web browser to your vCenter server: https://VC-Server/mob and login. 2. Click on content: 3. Locate and click on ExtensionManager: 4. Click on the plugin you are interested in removing: 5. Record the plugin key id which will be used to remove the plugin: 6. Now, go back to previous page and at the... Continue Reading →

Virtual Center Appliance pre check failed Error: Source vCenter Server schema validation found an issue.

from the migration log: 2017-08-18 15:31:41.969Z| migration-assistant-5973321| E: ParsePreUpgradeOutput: Error: Failed to discover a system name that is compatible with both your VMware vCenter Server certificate and your VMware Single Sign-On certificate that can be used to migrate to a VMware vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller. 2017-08-18 15:31:41.969Z| migration-assistant-5973321| I: ParsePreUpgradeOutput:... Continue Reading →

Virtualcenter precheck migration from 5.5 to 6.5. Source vCenter Server schema validation found an issue.

Felmeddelande med Precheck vid migrering: Error: Source vCenter Server schema validation found an issue. 1 [42000](50000) [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]ERROR ! Missing constraints: VPX_ENTITY_LAST_EVENT.FK_VPX_LAST_EVENT_EVENT;   Testa först med detta sql script: alter table VPX_ENTITY_LAST_EVENT add constraint FK_VPX_LAST_EVENT_EVENT foreign key(LAST_EVENT_ID) references VPX_EVENT (EVENT_ID) on delete cascade Funkar inte detta måste följande göras: Please  follow... Continue Reading →

Using esxtop to identify storage performance issues

Using esxtop to identify storage performance issues Details This article provides information about esxtop and latency statistics that can be used when troubleshooting performance issues with SAN-connected storage (Fibre Channel or iSCSI). Solution The interactive esxtop utility can be used to provide I/O metrics over various devices attached to a VMware ESX host. Configuring monitoring using esxtop To monitor... Continue Reading →

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