Tag Archives: ESXi

vSphere 6u2 – Lab Upgrade

This blog is only limited to vCenter and ESXi upgrade: Release notes: vCenter: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u2-release-notes.html ESXi: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u2-release-notes.html For those who do not know I am still using the Windows version of the vCenter Server (for not particular reason, maybe its loyalty because it went through a lot of upgrades and it grew on me ;-)). So… Read More »

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Enable Nested Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V on VMware vSphere 5.5

Actually the topic itself is almost redundant but I couldn’t find a single post with results that actually work without going through comments by various readers, so after thorough testing I came with the hereunder results and it should work 100% guaranteed =). First: I’d recommend visiting this page “Running Nested VMs” as its a… Read More »

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vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: VSA Appliance root access! Why?

Sometimes you get odd requests from customers but usually they have a valid argument, in this case a customer had an intelligent UPS which performs a soft shutdown of the virtual machines in case of power failure and the batteries reach a minimum percentage of life. So my first attempt to troubleshoot this was to… Read More »

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vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Replace a vSphere Storage Appliance (5.5)

I was troubleshooting at a customer’s site and I found out that one of the appliances for some reason is corrupt from a configuration perspective, the cluster would always see the appliance offline when the datastores are online and mounted. Anyway,  I decided to replace the appliance but prior to that I had done some… Read More »

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vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: VMware VSA 5.3 Troubleshooting Scenario [1]

I’ve been recently involved in various VMware VSA implementations and I haven’t faced much problems with it, usually is something drastic happens to the vCenter server I would just reinstall the vCenter server and restore the VSA, but not yesterday ;-). Sadly I don’t have screenshots to make this scenario more clear but I will… Read More »

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vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: vSphere Web Client on Windows Server 2012

Hello, If you’re installing vCenter 5.5 on Windows Server 2012 then you will need to enable the flash player plugin for Internet Explorer or install flash player for Firefox: For Internet Explorer: Open the server manager. Click Next Chose Role-based or feature based installation -> Click Next Select the local server -> Click next Click… Read More »

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