vCheck – Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel

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

vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 now available for download!

vRops 7.0 has dropped and is now available for download.  Some cherry-picked new features are: Enhanced User Interface The new release will make vRealize Operations even simpler to use, featuring an updated use case and persona-based ‘Quick Start’ dashboard. Simplified Dashboard Creation and Sharing In vRealize Operations 7.0, we've simplified the dashboard creation process, adding an intuitive … Continue reading vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 now available for download!

Poor performance of highly specced VMs – vNUMA!

The scenario:Database server with 10 vCPU and 192 GB ram Physical host with 2 sockets of 10 cores, 265GB RAM total Customer was reporting poor performance of their database server, an initial browse of the configuration seemed to show it had been configured well. Multiple paravirtual scsi adapters, enough CPU/RAM for the workload, storage performing … Continue reading Poor performance of highly specced VMs – vNUMA!

CPU incompatible adding host to cluster after patching for Spectre/Meltdown

Interesting problem here. Customer was adding some new hosts to an existing cluster, but got this error: Move host into cluster The host's CPU hardware should support the cluster's current Enhanced vMotion Compatibility mode, but some of the necessary CPU features are missing from the host. Check the host's BIOS configuration to ensure that no … Continue reading CPU incompatible adding host to cluster after patching for Spectre/Meltdown

ESXi 6.0 hosts ‘No host data available’

For months now many vSphere 6.0 users have had no hardware info populated from their ESXi 6.0 hosts The good news now is this has a patch. ESXi-6.0.0-20180704001-standard contains the following little nugget of goodness in the patch notes: System identification information consists of asset tags, service tags, and OEM strings. In earlier releases, this information comes … Continue reading ESXi 6.0 hosts ‘No host data available’