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  • NSX-V 6.4 End of Support extended until 2022

    NSX for vSphere )NSX-V) is about to be replaced by its successor NSX-T (Transformers). Current version NSX-V 6.4 is GA since January 2018 and will be the last version. Just recently the End-of-Support (EoS) date has been shifted from January 2021 to January 2022 (16-01-2022). That date is only valid for NSX-V 6.4. Version 6.3 … Continue reading "NSX-V 6.4 End of Support extended until 2022" Der Beitrag NSX-V 6.4 End of Support extended until 2022 erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-10-05 | Time 21:19:51
  • PowerCLI error – Invalid server certificate

    On client systems with fresh PowerCLI installations I often get an error when trying to run scripts. Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration to set the value for the InvalidCertificateAction option to Prompt if you’d like to connect once or to add a permanent exception for this server The reason is that PowerCLI refuses … Continue reading "PowerCLI error – Invalid server certificate" Der Beitrag PowerCLI error – Invalid server certificate erschi[...]
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-09-28 | Time 11:20:24
  • VMworld EU survival guide – 2019 Edition

    It’s just a few weeks ago that VMworld US took place in San Francisco. Attendees and (remote) spectators received loads of first hand information. New releases, new roadmaps, new acquisitions, new platforms… wow! I haven’t finished a fraction of all session recordings I wanted to watch. But yet there’s more to come (shhhh! seven! nudge, … Continue reading "VMworld EU survival guide – 2019 Edition" Der Beitrag VMworld EU survival guide – 2019 Edition erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-09-23 | Time 18:41:13
  • vSAN Homelab Cluster Ep.2

    If you’ve missed it read part 1 – Planning phase. Unboxing Last Tuesday a delivery notification made me happy. Hardware shipping is on its way. Now it was time to get the cabling ready. I can’t stand Gordian knots of power cords and patch cables. I like to keep them properly tied together by velcro … Continue reading "vSAN Homelab Cluster Ep.2" Der Beitrag vSAN Homelab Cluster Ep.2 erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-09-22 | Time 16:16:51
  • Watch VMworld 2019 US General Session Livestream

    For all of you who cannot attend VMworld 2019 US there’s hope. 18:00 CEST CEO Pat Gelsinger and COO Sanjay Poonen will hold the Monday General Session on 26th August 9:00 AM (PDT). Which translates to 18:00 CEST (16:00 UTC). Point your browsers to VMworld.com to watch the livestream. Der Beitrag Watch VMworld 2019 US General Session Livestream erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-08-26 | Time 11:43:25
  • vSAN Homelab Cluster Ep.1

    Planning Phase Testing software and playing with new technologies is a crucial part of my business. Some solutions can be deployed to a simple VMware Workstation VM, but others may require complex server and networking architectures. In the past I did most of my tests with nested vSphere or vSAN clusters. Well, it works…. somehow… … Continue reading "vSAN Homelab Cluster Ep.1" Der Beitrag vSAN Homelab Cluster Ep.1 erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-08-18 | Time 16:49:43
  • VMworld2019 Barcelona

    ElasticSky.de chosen as official blogging partner It’ll be the eleventh time when VMworld Europe opens its gates in Barcelona from 4th November to 7th November 2019. Traditionally VMworld Europe takes place after VMworld North-America, which will be held in San Francisco in August 2019. VMworld Europe will mainly attract visitors from the EMEA region. Although … Continue reading "VMworld2019 Barcelona" Der Beitrag VMworld2019 Barcelona erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-07-21 | Time 14:30:33
  • VCSA 6.7 archive partition filling up

    During a cluster routine check with RVtools I’ve seen a warning. Warnings like this on a vCenter appliance let my alarm bells ring. Partitions filling up close to 100% are not a desirable condition. But let’s have a look into VAMI (vCenter Appliance Management Interface). https://:5480 Now that’s strange. Everything seems to be in a … Continue reading "VCSA 6.7 archive partition filling up" Der Beitrag VCSA 6.7 archive partition filling up erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-07-04 | Time 13:38:49
  • Login to VCSA VAMI not possible

    To manage a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) there’s a special user interface called Virtual Appliance Management Infrastructure (VAMI). You can access it by entering the FQDN of your vCenter into a browser, followed by port 5480. https://:5480 This UI helps you to monitor your vCenter Virtual Appliance. You can change basic settings, apply updates and … Continue reading "Login to VCSA VAMI not possible" Der Beitrag Login to VCSA VAMI not possible erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-06-30 | Time 12:51:23
  • Runecast 2.7.0 with ESXi Upgrade Simulator

    If you’ve ever had the task to upgrade a number of ESXi servers, you’ll know that it’s a hell lot of work to be done even before you can upgrade the first host. Is the host still on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)? Are my PCIe cards (NIC, HBA, SCSI-controller) still supported? Does the … Continue reading "Runecast 2.7.0 with ESXi Upgrade Simulator" Der Beitrag Runecast 2.7.0 with ESXi Upgrade Simulator erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-06-21 | Time 21:01:41
  • NSX 6.4 UI problem with older vCenter versions

    I’m a great fan of vSphere-Client a.k.a HTML5 client. The user interface based on project clarity is an eye catcher and the user experience is great. But sometimes you’re forced to use the old Flash based flex-client. Not with latest vCenter Server 6.7 but with older releases like vSphere 6.0. We were facing compatibility issues … Continue reading "NSX 6.4 UI problem with older vCenter versions" Der Beitrag NSX 6.4 UI problem with older vCenter versions erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-04-25 | Time 16:08:28
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    Enable SSH cluster-wide with PowerCLI

    This article shows how to quickly enable SSH service on one, more or all hosts in a cluster. Start service Login to vCenter. Connect-VIServer The command below will activate SSH on all hosts registered in in your vCenter. Get-VMHost | Get-VMHostService | Where Key -EQ "TSM-SSH" | Start-VMHostService TSM means “Technical Support Mode” Stop … Continue reading "Enable SSH cluster-wide with PowerCLI" Der Beitrag Enable SSH cluster-wide with PowerCLI erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-04-09 | Time 15:16:18
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    Setup of ESXi on Cisco UCS Flexflash SD media fails

    Recently I was trying to roll out an ESXi on Cisco UCS C240 which was equipped with a local twin-SD FlexFlash card. Destination disk was discovered by ESXi setup but during installation we encountered an error: “partedUtil failed with message: Error: Can’t have a partition outside the disk! Unable to read partition table for device … Continue reading "Setup of ESXi on Cisco UCS Flexflash SD media fails" Der Beitrag Setup of ESXi on Cisco UCS Flexflash SD media fails erschien zuerst auf El[...]
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-04-08 | Time 18:29:32
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    Move ESXi scratch location

    ESXi hosts which are booting from SAN or USB flash media do not have a permanent scratch location. Instead a path /tmp/Scratch will be mapped into their RAMdisk. That has a big disadvantage, because after a reboot all logs are lost. Especially for troubleshooting this is a real problem. Syslog First we need to separate … Continue reading "Move ESXi scratch location" Der Beitrag Move ESXi scratch location erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-03-25 | Time 18:20:36
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    Book Giveaway vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive

    Within the next four weeks in March and April 2019 VMware will give away multiple copies of vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive by Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping as eBook or signed paperback. eBook Unfortunately the eBook giveaway is for US residents only, because it’s only available via US Kindle Store. Just fill in the Google-Form … Continue reading "Book Giveaway vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive" Der Beitrag Book Giveaway vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-03-23 | Time 11:10:08