Our NSX team would like all of our customers to know about important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere issues. Here’s what’s new and trending-
Recommended minimum version for VMware NSX for vSphere with Guest Introspection Driver, ESXi and vCenter server (KB 2144295)
NSX for vSphere 6.2.2
NEW! See also the minimum recommended version table in the Systems Requirements section of the NSX for vSphere 6.2.2 Release Notes.
Key issues resolved in NSX for vSphere in release 6.2.2:
KB 2144097 – After deploying a VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.x Edge, adding a dhcp pool fails with the error: Invalid host name <name.local>
KB 2144457 – Shutting down the VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x controllers while using replication type Hybrid mode flushes out the VTEP tables on the ESXi host
KB 2144096 – VMware vCloud Networking and Security and NSX for vSphere workaround for CVE-2015-7547: glibc getaddrinfo stack-based buffer overflow
KB 2144018 / – In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.1, ESXi 5.5.x/6.0.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning PFFilterPacket and VSIPDVFProcessSlowPathPackets
KB 2143397 / – In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.1, adding an ESXi host to the vSphere Distributed Switch fails with the error: Host <IP address> is not licensed for the VDS feature. Cannot add this host to dvSwitch
KB 2144314 – In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, ESXi 5.5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning VdrProcessDhcpClientReq and VdrConsumeDhcp
Top troubleshooting issues:
KB 2144605 – Troubleshooting duplicate VXLAN VTEP vmk interfaces or IP addresses in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x
KB 2137025 – IP address assignments to VXLAN Tunnel End Point (VTEP) and NSX host preparation fails with the error: Insufficient IP addresses in IP pool
KB 2144016 – In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, the NSX agencies on an ESXi host are uninstalled after unregistering the NSX Solution Plug-in
KB 2144200 – In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, installing or upgrading NSX VIBs fails with the error: ERROR: The pending transaction requires xxx MB free space, however the maximum supported size is xxx MB
KB 2126560 – Understanding and troubleshooting High Availability (HA) on the VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x Edge
Inline with other HA features, such as vSphere HA or MSCS, Edge HA is not designed to deliver zero downtime as the failover between appliances may require some services to be restarted.
NSX Edge HA is designed to minimize failover downtime. For example, it synchronizes the connection tracker of the statefull firewall, or the statefull information held by the load balancer. However, the time required to bring all services back up is not null. Examples of known service restart impacts include a non-zero downtime with dynamic routing when an Edge is operating as a router.
See also the 6.2.2 and 6.1.6 release notes – Fixed Issue : [Traffic interrupted for 50 seconds after HA failover on ESG]
How to track the top field issues:
KB 2131154 – Trending issues and important information regarding VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x
KB 2135498 – Trending issues and important information regarding VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x Controller
KB 2122691 – Understanding and troubleshooting VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x
Today we’d like to talk about some common issues that have been seen when customers were upgrading to the latest version of our vSphere Web Client.
Perhaps you, during an upgrade, missed some products that were no longer supported (ie: removing plugins that are no longer supported), and now are proving to be reluctant to be removed. Most of these are not production stopping, though they are problematic when it is not expected.
KBs 2111224 and 211292 For customers who have upgraded and may have not seen the documentation on what other products are no longer supported in vSphere 6.0.
We’ve just put the finishing touches on a new video which discusses how to confirm ESX and ESXi host hardware compatibility using the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guides, which are available here.
You can use the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guides to confirm whether or not your particular server, system, HBA, network card, or other peripheral devices are certified and compatible for use with specific vSphere ESX and ESXi versions.
This video is the seventh in a series of free webinars for you, our customer. This one is titled: Maintaining the vCenter Server Database. It provides a high level overview of the vCenter Server Database architecture as well as best practices and tips for maintaining the database.
The video is roughly 15 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it.
To see details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.
This video is the second in a new series of free Webinars that we are releasing in which our Technical Support staff members present on various topics across a wide range of VMware’s product portfolio.
The title for this presentation is Troubleshooting File Level Recovery with vSphere Data Protection and it dives into some real world examples of how you can troubleshoot file level recovery issues with vSphere Data Protection.
This presentation was originally broadcast live on Thursday 5th March 2015.
To see the details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post at New Free Webinars.
NOTE: This video is 17 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!
Today we have three brand new videos which should be of particular interest to our VMware Fusion customers. These tutorials showcase some of the new features of VMware Fusion 7 Pro, and are based on the following Knowledge Base articles:
In this video we demonstrate how to restart the management agents running on a VMware vSphere ESXi or ESX host.
For troubleshooting purposes, it may be necessary to restart the management agents on your ESXi or ESX host. This video tutorial goes through the steps that you will need to take in order to restart the management agents (mgmt-vmware and vmware-vpxa) directly on the vSphere ESXi or ESX host server.
We have a new video today which will be of interest to those of you wondering how VMware’s new Virtual SAN offering operates with other VMware solutions that you may have in your environment, specifically with vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager.
We look at how you can perform a planned migration of a set of virtual machines from a traditional storage infrastructure onto your virtual SAN cluster.
vSphere 5.5 has been released for all to download. We’re sure vSphere users are all eager to install a copy and start kicking the tires, and we’re just as eager to see that you get started on the right foot. With this in mind, we have created the following list of Knowledgebase articles that are brand new, or have been updated for vSphere 5.5 You’ll notice lots of best practices KBs here.
The first grouping contains absolute ‘must know’ information, the second grouping gets a bit more into details.