Category Archives: Datacenter

Breakthrough Visibility

VMware Skyline™ is radically transforming customer support By: Dale Ferrario Customers like you that run business-critical operations on VMware environments need an infrastructure that’s always-on and optimized for peak performance. You expect fast, environment-specific remediation recommendations, and proactive analytics that identify problems before they occur. We’re addressing these needs with VMware Skyline™: an innovative support […]

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A look at All Paths Down in vSphere

Today we have a guest post from Karthick Sivaramakrishnan, who is a 3 year veteran at VMware. His primary field of expertise is vSphere Storage and Site Recovery Manager. This blog post is centered around how ESXi handles unscheduled storage disconnects on vSphere 5.x and 6.x. An unscheduled storage disconnect means some issue in the […]

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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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vSphere 6.5 is here! What you need to know

vSphere 6.5 has been released for all to download. We’re sure you vSphere users are all eager to install a copy and start kicking the tires, and we’re just as eager to see that you get started on the right foot. With this in mind, we have created the following list of Knowledge Base articles […]

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Top 20 vCenter Server articles for July 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for August 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi/ESX Using the VMware Knowledge Base Uploading diagnostic information for VMware through the […]

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Path failover may not be successful when using Cisco MDS Switches on NX-OS 7.3 and FCoE based HBAs

So I wanted to get this blog post out sooner rather than later as it might effect a significant number of customers. In a nutshell, if you perform array maintenance that requires you to reboot a storage controller, the probability of successful path failover is low. This is effectively due to stale entries in the […]

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Top 20 vCenter Server articles for July 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for July 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Uploading diagnostic information for VMware using FTP Downloading, licensing, and using VMware products Licensing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager […]

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Top 20 vCenter Server articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and later hosts are […]

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Windows 2008+ incremental backups become full backups in ESXi 6.0 b3825889

VMware is actively working to address a recently discovered issue wherein an incremental backup becomes a full backup when backing up Windows 2008 (or higher) virtual machines with VSS-based application quiesced snapshot. This recent CBT (Changed Block Tracking) issue does not cause any data loss or data corruption. This issue is well understood and VMware […]

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Top 20 vCenter articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and later hosts are […] Continue reading

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