Module ‘MonitorLoop’ power on failed error – unable to power on vm

Came across this amazingly obtuse error today trying to deploy a new VM Module 'MonitorLoop' power on failed And was unable to power on the vm. I was surprised to find that despite the data store having some free space, this error actually indicates there is not enough space to inflate the Swap file (being … Continue reading Module ‘MonitorLoop’ power on failed error – unable to power on vm

vSphere 6.7 Update 3 released!

vSphere 6.7 Update 3 has now been released. Among the new features: Ability to change vCenter Server PNID/Hostname PNID (Primary Network IDentifier of vCenter Server) is the host name of a vCenter and 6.7 Update 3 now supports changing this post-deployment. This will be great news to anyone who has had to rename or change … Continue reading vSphere 6.7 Update 3 released!

Enable CDP advertising – help the network team help themselves!

A customer of mine requested help in documenting which switch ports were connected to ESXi hosts. Rather than simply documenting this which may get out of date if not maintained, I instead suggested we enable CDP advertising on the vSwitch level, in order for the network team to be able to obtain this information themselves … Continue reading Enable CDP advertising – help the network team help themselves!

Unable to delete datastore – filesystem is busy

I had noticed that a customer had been building ESXi hosts but the local datastore on the host was being created as vmfs5 instead of vmfs6. No problem - just delete the local datastore, assuming no VMs have been built on it, and recreate as vmfs6 right? not so simple. Attempting to delete the datastore … Continue reading Unable to delete datastore – filesystem is busy

Unable to update VCSA to 6.5 u2d

 If you are using any version of VCSA 6.5 U1d or below, you may come across this error whilst attempting to update to 6.5 U2d: Latest updates already installed on vCSA, Nothing to stage/install This is due to the way the VCSA updater processes build numbers on older versions. Fortunately, there is a workaround Visit … Continue reading Unable to update VCSA to 6.5 u2d