Category Archives: Videos

VMware Skyline Customer Update

Happy Holidays from the VMware Skyline team!   VMware Skyline™ Recent Announcements We made several exciting announcements last month at VMworld in Barcelona, including the GA of Version 2.0 and the availability of Skyline Log Assist™, new Invento… Continue reading

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Introducing VMware Global Services With Watson

Throughout the past year, VMware has embarked on a mission to reimagine the support experience. As part of that mission, we have built a software engineering organization within Global Services, focused on developing great software to create a proactiv… 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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VSAN Troubleshooting Video Series

VMware Technical Support University is very proud to present our Virtual SAN Troubleshooting Video Series, comprising of 26 bite sized videos- not only covering troubleshooting but also design, requirements, compatibility, and upgrades. These were first presented in the  VSAN trouble shooting webinar that was conducted 27 October, 2016. This video collection, presented by Francis Daly […]

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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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How to recreate a missing vmdk AKA virtual machine disk descriptor file

This video tells you how to recreate a missing virtual machine disk descriptor, also know as the vmdk file. Note: VMware recommends to attempt to restore the missing descriptor file from backups if possible. If this is not possible, proceed with recreating the virtual machine disk descriptor file. Watch the video to see the steps taken […]

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