Monthly Archives: September 2019

I discovered .PNG files on my datastore, can I delete them?


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I noticed this question on Reddit about .PNG which were located in VM folders on a datastore. The user wanted to remove the datastore from the cluster but didn’t know where these files were coming from and if the VM required those files to be available in some shape or form. I can be brief […] Continue reading

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Top 20 articles for vSAN, August 2019

Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products Thick-provisioned VMs on vSAN detected on vSAN-health check  “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error  vSAN Health Service &… Continue reading

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My recommended sessions for VMworld Europe 2019!


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I created a list of recommended sessions for VMworld US, so I figured I would do the same for VMworld Europe. I am limiting it to 15 sessions for Europe and removed some of the sessions I had listed for the US and added some others for EMEA. I personally have 2 sessions scheduled at […] Continue reading

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Capacity Overview in vSAN 6.7 U3


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I just wanted to do a short post before the weekend, in vSAN 6.7 U3 there’s a great capacity overview screen. It shows a couple of things, first of all it provides a simple bar that shows “data written”, “reserved space” and “free space”. The second section provides you the ability to figure out what […] Continue reading

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Set Email Notification Preferences for Skyline

New within Skyline Advisor is the ability to configure email notification preferences. Similar to the new features within Skyline Collector, the ability to be notified by email has been a popular customer feature request. Customers can now be notified … Continue reading

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Announcing VMware Skyline Collector 2.2

Today, we are announcing the availability of Skyline Collector 2.2. Skyline Collector 2.2 delivers two features frequently requested by customers. The first is the ability to modify the root password expiration. The second allows customers to use their… Continue reading

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Can you move a vSAN Stretched Cluster to a different vCenter Server?


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I noticed a question today on one of our internal social platforms, the question was if you can move a vSAN Stretched Cluster to a different vCenter Server. I can be short, I tested it and the answer is yes! How do you do it? Well, we have a great KB that actually documents the […] Continue reading

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New KB articles published for the week ending 14th September,2019

VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail On VCF on VxRail 3.7.1 or 3.7.2 environments upgrade bundles cannot be applied even after all of them have been downloaded Published Date:12-09-2019 VMware ESXi Manual UNMAP may conflict with Automatic UNMAP Published … Continue reading

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New KB articles published for the week ending 7th September,2019

VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail How to create a Stretched cluster on a NSX-T Workload Domain on VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail 3.8 environment Published Date :04-09-2019 VMware Horizon Impact to Horizon Enterprise during VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC U… Continue reading

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Top 20 articles for NSX, August 2019

Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificate validation error messages for external solutions in environments with a External Platform Services Controller  vC… Continue reading

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