Monthly Archives: January 2018

Using a vSphere custom TCP/IP Stack for iSCSI


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I noticed a question today on an internal slack channel and it was about the use of custom TCP/IP stacks for iSCSI storage environments. Cormac and I updated a bunch of Core Storage whitepapers recently, and one of them was the iSCSI Best Practices white paper. It appears that this little section about routing and […]

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A Deeper Look into NSX L2VPN with vCD Extender Orchestration

This post originally appeared on Clouds, etc. by Daniel Paluszek.    I’ve been rebuilding my vCloud Director (vCD) lab and running through a few connectivity scenarios. Moreover, I wanted to write and share my findings on orchestrating an on-prem NSX environment connecting to a vCD/Provider environment using vCloud Director Extender (VXLAN to VXLAN). In vCD Extender, this

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New KB articles published for week ending 28th January 2018

VMware vRealize Automation “Error processing ping report” messages in logs in vRealize Automation 7 Date Published: 2018/1/21 vRealize Automation Appliance 6.2.x Workaround for CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754 (aka Spectre and Meltdown) Date Published: 2018/1/24 VMware SDDC Manager SDDC Manager UI is unable to display the physical inventory Date Published: 2018/1/22 VMware Cloud Foundation Workload Domain creation […]

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A new job for me and reflecting on 2017

2017 was a bit of a tough year for me mainly due to the major surgery that my daughter Sophia had and the subsequent very painful recovery from it. I’d have to say that was one of the most difficult and stressful things that I have been through in my life and I am very …
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A new job for me and reflecting on 2017

2017 was a bit of a tough year for me mainly due to the major surgery that my daughter Sophia had and the subsequent very painful recovery from it. I’d have to say that was one of the most difficult and stressful things that I have been through in my life and I am very …
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2017 VVols year in review

I tend to write a lot about VMware VVols these days as I believe VMware’s new storage architecture has many benefits and VVols is the future of storage for vSphere. In this post I thought I would highlight and recap some of the posts that I did in 2017 related to VVols and you have …
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Update VMware vCloud Director 9 in 5 Minutes

This post originally appeared on Clouds, etc. by Daniel Paluszek.   I sometimes hear that vCloud Director (vCD) is cumbersome and hard to install/upgrade. I just updated my lab environment vCD instance from 9.0 to 9.0.1 in about five minutes. The team has done an incredible job of making any patch/upgrade process seamless. Below are the steps

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New KB articles published for week ending 21th January 2018

VMware SDDC Manage VMware Cloud Foundation Upgrade fails because of HA agent issues Date Published: 2018/1/15 VMware Cloud Foundation Upgrade fails because of NSX Service Deployments Date Published: 2018/1/15 How to hide the speculative-execution control mechanism for virtual machines in a VMware Cloud Foundation environment Date Published: 2018/1/18 How to disable TLS 1.0 on the […]

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Where did ESXi 6.5.0 build 7526125 go?


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I had two customers asking today what happened to ESXi 6.5 build 7526125. They downloaded patches and installed them in their test environment. Ready to patch some of their clusters they did a validation and found out that the patch (ESXi650-201801001.zip) has disappeared from the face of the earth. This patch included microcode for Intel processors, […]

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Updating vROps Instance in vCloud Usage Meter

On new deployments of VMware vCloud Usage Meter, sometimes the wrong vRealize Operations Instance (vROps) is propagated to Usage Meter on initial connection. Today, you cannot change or modify this vROps instance. This is frustrating for new users of Usage Meter.   Why? Well, Usage Meter relies on the Managed Object Browser (MOB) to correlate

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