Monthly Archives: April 2019

Want to play around with Kubernetes? Try MicroK8s!


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Two weeks ago I wanted to play around with Kubernetes for a day or two. I found this training course internally at VMware that allowed me to go through some labs. I asked around if anyone had some tips on getting Kubernetes up and running fast. I couldn’t be bothered with creating a multi node […]

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New KB articles published for the week ending 20th April,2019

VMware Horizon Remote Desktop connection with NLA is not supported in Horizon View Date Published: 16-Apr-19 VMware NSX for vSphere Can’t assign new user role in NSX Manager Date Published: 18-Apr-19 NSX Controller Certificate flagged on Security… Continue reading

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New KB articles published for the week ending 13th April,2019

Virtual Disk Development Kit Best practice for Linux proxy VM configuration in HotAdd transport Date Published : 10-Apr-19 VMware ESXi ESXi host may crash with a PSOD – Spin count exceeded – possible deadlock with PCPU Date Published: 11-Ap… Continue reading

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vCloud Director Embraces Terraform

This year marks a focused support for HashiCorp Terraform in VMware vCloud Director (vCD). The refreshed Terraform vCloud Director provider enables administrators and DevOps engineers to define vCD infrastructure as code inside Terraform configuration files. This makes it an efficient automation and integration tool. We already released two new provider versions this year (v2.0.0 and

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Mixing versions of ESXi in the same vSphere / vSAN cluster?


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I have seen this question being asked a couple of times in the past months, and to be honest I was a bit surprised people asked about this. Various customers were wondering if it is supported to mix versions of ESXi in the same vSphere or vSAN Cluster? I can be short whether this is […]

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Free Spanish VMware technology ebook available now!


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A couple of months ago I was asked if I wanted to write a foreword for an upcoming ebook. I have done this various times, but this one was particularly interesting. Why? Well, there are 3 good reasons: This book is written by 14 community experts, many of which I have met over the past […]

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vSphere HA virtual machine failed to failover error on VMs in a partitioned cluster


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I received two questions this week around partition scenarios where after the failure has been lifted some VMs display the error message “vSphere HA virtual machine failed to failover”. The question that then arises is: why did HA try to restart it, and why did it fail? Well, first of all, this is an error […]

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vCloud Availability 3.0 Blog Series: Introduction

Until now Disaster Recovery as a service for Cloud Providers has been broken up into three unique solutions: vCloud Availability C2C, vCloud Availability DR2C, and vCloud Director Extender. Unfortunately, these solutions brought with them three disparate interfaces and infrastructure. This has led to a lot of bloat and confusion for cloud providers to sort through.

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Top 20 Articles for vSAN, March 2019

Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2 displays on non-vSAN enabled ESXi hosts displays the message: Retrieve a… Continue reading

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Top 20 Articles for NSX, March 2019

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 f… Continue reading

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