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vCenter 5.1.0A Readme

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I was involved with a document for the release of vCenter Server 5.1.0A which when released I could not find. It wasn’t until I raised this internally that I found where the document was actually listed. This document is a readme for the vCenter 5.1.0A release and contains information that will help with vCenter Single Sign-On Read more...
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Connection Timeout when PXE booting HP DL380G7

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I recently came across an interesting issue where a customer wasn’t able to successfully PXE boot their HP DL380G7 servers using AutoDeploy.   All attempts to PXE boot would result in a “connection timed out” error.  They opened a support case with HP and verified they had the required updates installed, but despite this they continued Read more...
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Beta Customers Wanted!

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VMware currently has a beta program available for the VMware vCenter Support Assistant.  This product is designed to help customers accelerate the support process when they have issues by allowing them to open support cases and automatically collect and send diagnostic information to VMware right from their vSphere client. There’s a lot of information on Read more...
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vSphere Replication 5.1.0.1 patch released

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Some of you may have noticed that vSphere Replication 5.1 has been unavailable to install or upgrade through either VAMI upgrades or the VUM repositories.  We’ve just released 5.1.0.1 which is now available through either mechanism! There are a few means of upgrading you can choose: Either using the built-in VR Appliance web console upgrade Read more...
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Snapshots with vCloud Director 5.1

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With the release of vCloud Director 5.1, it is now possible to take advantage of snapshots.  This highly requested feature allows you to capture the state of a VM or vApp at a particular point of time.  At a later time, you can then revert back to the snapshot. This is great for environments where Read more...
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VSA v5.1.1 Released

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An updated version of the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) was released yesterday (Oct 25th). This 5.1.1 version is primarily a maintenance release and contains the following fixes as documented in the release notes. While upgrading from VSA 1.0 to VSA 5.1, if you run install.exe without any parameters, the existing VSA 1.0 clusters are deleted. Read more...
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Update to vSphere vCenter Server, version 5.1.0A released

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A new version of the vSphere vCenter Server has been released to address some of the issues encountered with various scenarios of deploying and operating the 5.1.0 version. This release is a full version and you can upgrade from 4.0-5.1GA to 5.1.0A I’ve listed some information specific to the issues resolved however do check out the full release notes Read more...
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vCloud Director 5.1.1 Released!

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Today, VMware has released vCloud Director 5.1.1.  This minor release has a few important updates, including: The vCD Appliance now has sets net.ipv4.conf.all.rp.filter = 0 in the /etc/sysctl.conf file.  This fixes an issue with a loss of network connectivity that was observed with the 5.1 release. Snapshots were unnecessarily created.  This occurred when fast provisioning Read more...
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Stop vs Pause with vSphere Replication

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Something to be aware of with regards to vSphere Replication is how we handle stopping vs pausing replication.  With a pause we temporarily stop shipping differential data to the recovery site, but with a stop we completely stop the replication, remove it from the UI *and delete the recovery data*. Let’s take a look at Read more...