Category Archives: How-to

Maintaining stability and resiliency with Skyline

Did you know that you can use Skyline’s Upgrade Recommendations feature to make the environments that you manage more secure and stable? In addition to this, you can potentially remediate dozens of Skyline’s proactive findings and recommend… Continue reading

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Add Users & Manage Groups in Skyline

Are you part of a team of IT managers that need access to the Findings and Recommendations that Skyline provides? Perhaps you want to give others the ability to submit Support Requests (SRs)? Watch this video to see how to Add Users, give them specific… Continue reading

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Customizing Findings & Recommendations in VMware Skyline

Did you know that you could customize the Findings and Recommendations that Skyline Provides you by using its Mute feature? The reasons could vary, but our customers have indicated that they’d like to mute specific findings in order to: Delay remediati… Continue reading

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Day 2 Mastery Series for Skyline: In Case You Missed It

Don’t miss it: VMware just released the Day 2 Mastery Series for VMware Skyline. Get practical day-to-day workflows and tips and tricks to help you stay out of harm’s way. Remember, Skyline is available and included at no additional charge for our Prod… Continue reading

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How to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using DCUI

This video demonstrates how to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using the Direct User Console Interface (DCUI). VMware recommends that you back up the configuration data before proceeding with any changes. Reverting an ESXi host is only available if the host was updated using one of the following methods: VIB installation or […]

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Purging old data from the vCenter Server database

This video demonstrates how to purge old data from the SQL Server database used by vCenter Server. You would need to perform task if your vCenter database is full. When the vCenter Server database if full: You cannot log in to vCenter Server VMware VirtualCenter Server service may start and stop immediately. To resolve this […]

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Updating patches on an ESXi host using “esxcli software vib” commands

This video demonstrates how to update patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host using “esxcli software vib” commands. Patches can either be installed or updated on an ESXi host using esxcli vib commands. Caution: The install method has the possibility of overwriting existing drivers. If you are using third-party ESXi images, VMware recommends using the update […]

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How to backup and restore the embedded vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres database

This video demonstrates how to backup and restore an embedded vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres database. Backing up your database protects the data stored in your database. Of course, restoring a backup is an essential part of that function. This follows up on our recent blog & video: How to backup and restore the embedded vCenter […]

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How to backup and restore the embedded vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 vPostgres database

This video demonstrates how to backup and restore an embedded vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 vPostgres database. Backing up your database protects the data stored in your database. Of course, Restoring a backup is an essential part of that function. Note: This video is only supported for backup and restore of the vPostgres database to the […]

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Troubleshooting “SSO log directory full” in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0

This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot “SSO log directory full” warnings in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0. This is a known issue affecting vCenter Server Appliance 6.0, and currently, there is no resolution. You see that the /storage/log directory is highly utilized in an Embedded vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Controller Server Appliance 6.0. To work […]

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