Had a vm which had flagged up as requiring disk consolidation Attempting consolidation failed with the error ' Unable to access file since it is locked' The error stack showed the following : msg.fileio.lock￼ Solution:Storage vMotion the disk to another data store and reattempt consolidation, this time it has cleared the locks and works. Nice … Continue reading Consolidating disks – unable to access file since it is locked
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 Rather than simply documenting this which may get out of date if not maintained, I instead suggested we enable CDP advertising on the vSwitch level, in order for the network team to be able to obtain this information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!
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
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
Firstly, if you are not using vCheck in your vSphere environment, hop on over to Alan Renouf's blog where you will find vCheck - a community driven free set of PowerCLI vSphere environment checks that will generate a nice report (now with the new Clarity html5 client theme!) to be emailed out to you before … Continue reading vCheck – Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel