Category Archives: 6.0

Trigger APD on iSCSI LUN on vSphere


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I was testing various failure scenarios in my lab today for the vSphere Clustering Deepdive session I have scheduled for VMworld. I needed some screenshots and log files of when a datastore hit an APD scenario, for those who don’t know APD stands for all paths down. In other words: the storage is inaccessible and […]

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Module MonitorLoop power on failed error when powering on VM on vSphere


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I was playing in the lab for our upcoming vSphere Clustering Deepdive book and I ran in to this error when powering on a VM. I had never seen it before myself, so I was kind of surprised when I figured out what it was referring to. The error message is the following: Module MonitorLoop […]

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Posted in 6.0, 6.5, 6.7, error, ESXi, Management & Automation, Server, Various, vSphere | Comments

Disable DRS for a VM


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I have been having discussions with a customer who needs to disable DRS on a particular VM. I have written about disabling DRS for a host in the past, but not for a VM, well I probably have at some point but that was years ago. The goal here is to ensure that DRS won’t […]

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Changing advanced vSphere FT related settings, is that supported?


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This week I received a question around changing the values for vSphere FT related advanced settings. This customer is working on an environment where uptime is key. Of course the application layer is one side, but they also want to have additional availability from an infrastructure perspective. Which means vSphere HA and vSphere FT are […]

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Changing advanced vSphere FT related settings, is that supported?


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This week I received a question around changing the values for vSphere FT related advanced settings. This customer is working on an environment where uptime is key. Of course the application layer is one side, but they also want to have additional availability from an infrastructure perspective. Which means vSphere HA and vSphere FT are […]

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Posted in 6.0, 6.5, availability, BC-DR, ft, High Availability, VMware, vSphere | Comments

vSphere HA heartbeat datastores, the isolation address and vSAN


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I’ve written about vSAN and vSphere HA various times, but I don’t think this has been explicitly called out before. Cormac and I were doing some tests this week and noticed something. When we were looking at results I realized I described it in my HA book a long time ago, but it is so […]

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Posted in 6.0, 6.5, 6.6, ha, Server, Software Defined, Storage, Virtual SAN, vsan, vSphere | Comments

vSAN 6.x customer? vSphere 6.0 Update 3 is out


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Are you a vSAN 6.x customer? vSphere 6.0 Update 3 is out! There are a bunch of important fixes and improvements (checksumming performance for instance) in Update 3, so I would highly recommend looking in to it and testing it out. vSAN Details: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149127 vCenter Server download: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC60U3&productId=491&rPId=14487 ESXi download: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=ESXI60U3&productId=491&rPId=14487

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Posted in 6.0, 6.2, Server, Software Defined, Storage, update 3, Virtual SAN, vsan, vSphere | Comments

Virtually Speaking Podcast – vSAN Customer Use Cases


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As John Nicholson was traveling in and around New Zealand I was asked by Pete if I could co-host the Virtually Speaking Podcast again. It is always entertaining to join, Pete is such a natural when it comes to these things. I euuh, well I do my best to keep up with him :). Below […]

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VVols design and procurement considerations


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Over the past couple of months I have had more and more discussions with customers and partners about VVols. It seems that Policy Based Management and the VVol granular capabilities are really starting to sink in, and more and more customers are starting to see the benefit of using vSphere as the management plane. The […]

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XenDesktop/XenApp 7.12 MCS works with vSAN


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This is something that has kept me busy for a while. For the past 2 years there were some challenges with regards to the use of MCS and XenDesktop/XenApp in combination with vSAN. In fact, Citrix never supported vSAN and MCS, and it actually did not work either. PVS worked great in combination with vSAN however. […]

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Posted in 6.0, 6.2, 6.5, Desktop, Server, Software Defined, Storage, Virtual SAN, VMware, vsan, vSphere | Comments