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 Rather than simply documenting this which may get out of date if not maintained, I instead suggested we enable CDP advertising on the vSwitch level, in order for the network team to be able to obtain this information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

vCenter PSC converge tool now available for vCenter 6.5 with U2d

VMware is spreading some holiday cheer in the form of the latest update for vCenter 6.5 U2d. Buried in the release notes is: vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2d adds a CLI tool to convert instances of vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller into vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller connected in … Continue reading vCenter PSC converge tool now available for vCenter 6.5 with U2d

vSphere 6.7 U1 GA released! Release notes & downloads

VMware have finally bestowed upon us their latest release of vSphere 6.7 - Update 1! This brings with it some rather welcome new festures and quality-of-life tweaks: Migrate vCenter with Embedded PSC *between* vSphere domains, retaining data such as tags & licences. vCenter can provide relevant links to KB articles Burst filter to protect vCenter … Continue reading vSphere 6.7 U1 GA released! Release notes & downloads