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APD issue with NFS storage in vSphere ESXi 5.5 U1

APD issue with NFS storage in vSphere ESXi 5.5 U1

A week ago folks twitted out about problem with NFS storage after upgrade to vSphere 5.5 U1 .  I decided to blog out about it because not too many people are aware about the problem and still planning upgrade to vSphere 5.5 U1 . RT @slysiou: ALERT: Don’t upgrade to U1 of #vSphere 5.5 if you use #NFS (any vendor). #VMware KB is coming. — Jorge de la Cruz (@jorgedlcruz) April 17, 2014 Note: BUG discovered in vSphere 5.5 U1 affects all...

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VMware tools for nested ESXi

VMware tools for nested ESXi

If you have nested ESXi running on your homelab environment this is something which you should look at. VMware tools for nested ESXi – very cool flings by VMware labs it does work like on any other guest operating system (Linux, Windows). Heaving installed VMware tools on nested ESX server in your homelab environment gives you more info about nested ESXi hosts out of vSphere client or vSphere web client. You can check IP addresses,...

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OpenSSL heartbleed bug – VMware products

OpenSSL heartbleed bug – VMware products

Most probably you are aware about recent finding by The bug was independently discovered by security firm Codenomicon and a Google Security engineer. Heartbleed.com has a detailed explanation of the issue, which is related to the “heartbeat” section of OpenSSL’s transport layer security (TSL) protocols and has been in the wild since March 2012. If you’re running a server with OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f, it’s vital that you update to...

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Sponsor News 04/2014

Sponsor News 04/2014

Starwind StarWind software in version 8.0 is available for download under NFR license for  IT pros, Register Here Massive Scale-Out storage architecture Creates fault tolerant shared storage with unlimited number of nodes Asynchronous WAN-replication Ensures efficient disaster recovery plan L2 Flash Cache Works with RAM as a L1 cache to boost the efficiency In-line deduplication and thin provisioning with space reclaim Reduces storage...

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vCAC 6.0 most annoying installation error

vCAC 6.0 most annoying installation error

During my POC on vCAC I had to struggle with different type of issues but he most annoying one was during IaaS component installation. I don’t know how many times I performed IaaS components installation however I fount at least 4 reasons why IaaS installation failed. Cause #1 Outdated build of Windows server – some of the Windows OS patches were missing on my IaaS Windows VM – before deploying vCAC IaaS services apply...

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vCO workflow – change vCPU count

vCO workflow – change vCPU count

Recently I started to develop\build my own vCenter Orchestrator workflows. I must say it is not as hard as I thought but it is not easy either. My workflows are quite simple however within a time I will develop them to be more “smart” . Increase vCPU count on VM (hot add) Note: before you start below workflow, make sure that VM has enabled hot add features and guest OS supports hot add CPU First workflow is to increase vCPU...

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2014 top VMware & virtualization blog voting results are out

2014 top VMware & virtualization blog voting results are out

Thank you very much to you all for voting on my blog 2014 top VMware & virtualization blog voting results are out, blog VMwaremine.com end up in almost TOP 50 , on 51′st place this year . Congratulations to everyone involved, be it bloggers, podcasters or otherwise engaged in making this possible. Comparing to last year my blog moved up in ranking for 31 positions, which is not bad result – I would say. One more time big...

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vCAC 6 series – Part 11 – Create Blueprint

vCAC 6 series – Part 11 – Create Blueprint

 What’s is Blueprint in vCloud Automation Center Blueprints are the complete specification for a virtual, cloud, or physical machine. Blueprints determine a machine’s attributes, the manner in which it is provisioned, and its policy and management settings. For and end user blueprint is visible as item in the service catalog which it can use to request virtual machine, physical machine, application or anything else. Log in to...

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vSphere 5.5 U1 released with vSAN 1.0 support

vSphere 5.5 U1 released with vSAN 1.0 support

Yesterday VMware released Update 1 for vSphere 5.5, usually it wouldn’t be nothing special but this time along with update VMware released vSAN 1.0. Read more here about vSAN 1.0 What’s new vCenter server 5.5 U1 vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2 vCloud® Hybrid Service™ vSphere® Client Plug-in, is now available in vSphere Web Client. vCenter server 5.5 U1 – release notes vSphere ESXi 5.5 U1 VMware...

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vCAC 6 series – Part 10 – Prepare for provisioning

vCAC 6 series – Part 10 – Prepare for provisioning

There are several ways to deploy virtual machines with vCloud Automation Center 6.0 and vSphere. Link Clone Provision a space-efficient copy of a virtual machine called a linked clone. Linked clones are based on a snapshot of a VM and use a chain of delta disks to track differences from a parent machine. No required pre-provisioning preparations for link clone. Clone Provision machines by cloning from a template object created from an...

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