Monthly Archives: July 2018

Insufficient configured resources to satisfy the desired vSphere HA failover level on the cluster


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I was talking to the HA team this week, specifically about the upcoming HA book. One thing they mentioned is that people still seem to struggle with the concept of admission control. This is the reason I wrote a whole chapter on it years ago, yet there still seems to be a lot of confusion. […]

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vSphere 6.5 and limits, do they still apply to SvMotion?


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I had a question this week and I thought I wrote about this before but apparently, I did not. Hopefully by now most of you the I/O scheduler has changed over the past couple of years. Within ESXi, we moved to a new scheduler, which often is referred to as mClock. This new scheduler, and a […]

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How to start vRealize Orchestrator Workflows from vCloud Director – Part II

vRealize Orchestrator is an important automation component in every vCloud Director environment. The first article of the series showed the different scenarios in which Orchestrator workflow can be used to extend vCloud Director processes: https://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/2018/07/extend-and-automate-vcloud-director-using-vrealize-orchestrator.html This article explains in detail how workflows can be started by cloud users, operators or automatically in a vCloud Director context.

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Top 20 vSAN Articles June 2018

Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products Replacing SSD disk on a vSAN cluster The ramdisk ‘vsantraces’ is full “The ramdisk “vsantraces” is full” error reports in vSAN logging On […]

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Top 20 NSX Articles June 2018

Virtual machine in ESXi is unresponsive with a non-paged pool memory leak VMs running on ESXi 5.5 with vShield endpoint activated fails during snapshot operations Performing vMotion or powering on a virtual machine being protected by vShield Endpoint fails When using VMware vShield App Firewall, virtual machines fail to connect to the vSwitch/vDS/network with the […]

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Top 20 vSphere Articles June 2018

“The transaction log for database ‘VIM_VCDB’ is full” error on a Microsoft SQL DB server ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and later hosts are not manageable after an upgrade “Host IPMI system event log status” alarm in vCenter Server Determining where growth is occurring in the vCenter Server database ESXi host disconnects intermittently from vCenter Server […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 8th July 2018

VMware NSX-T Data Center PSC 6.7 HA configuration for Resource vCenter Server with NSX-T Load Balancer Date Published:7/6/2018 VMware NSX for vSphere PSC 6.7 HA configuration for Management vCenter Server (Green Field deployment) with NSX-T Load Balancer Date Published:7/7/2018 NSX Manager’s dashboard reports “NSX component NSX Replicator is Unable to retrieve status” Date Published:7/2/2018 VMware […]

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Opvizor Performance Analyzer for vSAN


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At a VMUG a couple of months ago I bumped into my old friend Dennis Zimmer. Dennis told me that he was working on something cool for vSAN but couldn’t reveal what it was just yet. Last week I had a call with Dennis about what that thing was. Dennis is the CEO for Opvizor, […]

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Extend and Automate vCloud Director using vRealize Orchestrator

VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) is a powerful workflow engine that can be used in versatile ways to automate tasks and complex processes. Its open APIs and plugins for many protocols and systems also make it a flexible integration tool. vCloud Director (vCD) provides different APIs and mechanisms that can be used to extend the service

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SDDC Delta Force for Cloud Providers – Networking & Security Track (LATAM)

Author – Joe Leo, Sr. Manager, Cloud Provider Systems Engineering Our mission was to further enable our VCPP Partners with VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network Portfolio featuring Networking and Security solutions for Cloud Providers through virtual and on-site, live sessions. We received strong, positive feedback from both sessions in Mexico City and Bogota, Colombia, leaving partners

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