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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
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    ESXi host restore with obstacles

    Unable to re-join EVC cluster after restore of ESXi system Changing boot media of ESXi hosts (unfortunately) has become a routine job. It is based on the fact, that many flash media have a limited lifespan. To be fair, I need to point out that many customers use (cheap and dirty) USB flash sticks as … Continue reading "ESXi host restore with obstacles" Der Beitrag ESXi host restore with obstacles erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2019-02-26 | Time 14:53:21
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    Upgrade ESXi 6.5 with Fujitsu Custom Image

    VIB Conflict Host upgrades with custom images offer extended driver support for vendor specific hardware or agents. You’ll get drivers that are not included in a standard VMware (Vanilla) image. Upgrading with customized images may lead into trouble while updating existing driver packages. There used to be a nasty bug with the lsiprovider package on … Continue reading "Upgrade ESXi 6.5 with Fujitsu Custom Image" Der Beitrag Upgrade ESXi 6.5 with Fujitsu Custom Image erschien zuerst auf Elas[...]
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-12-31 | Time 14:23:52
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    VMworld On-Demand Video Library

    VMworld 2018 Session Videos now available on-demand View videos of VMworld general sessions (main keynotes), showcase keynotes, and breakout sessions on demand. If you could not attend VMworld this year, or if you’ve missed some sessions on site, you can now watch them from your desk. VMworld 2018 sessions videos Der Beitrag VMworld On-Demand Video Library erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-11-15 | Time 17:17:20
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    VMworld NSX Roving Reporter Interview

    Why NSX should be your top priority While attending VMworld 2018 in Barcelona my buddy and vExpert Ather Beg asked for a brief interview about VMware NSX topics. Here’s the result.   Further links and resources Product information NSX Data Center NSX for Horizon Hands on Labs (HOL) VMware NSX Data Center – Getting Started … Continue reading "VMworld NSX Roving Reporter Interview" Der Beitrag VMworld NSX Roving Reporter Interview erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-11-14 | Time 10:51:55
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    VMworld 2018 – Day 4 – Thursday

    Wrapping it up Thursday is the last day of VMworld. There are more breakout sessions, booth sessions and short technical talks like vBrownbag. More Networking After a first NSX Session with Tim Burkhard (Gandalf impersonator) we had a table kicker challenge: Rackspace against the (VM)world. Well, not really according to official FIFA rules but with … Continue reading "VMworld 2018 – Day 4 – Thursday" Der Beitrag VMworld 2018 – Day 4 – Thursday erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-11-11 | Time 15:51:38
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    VMworld 2018 – Day 3 – Wednesday

    Another exciting day Tuesday evening we had the vExpert reception at Club Ocana. A really nice chillout atmosphere with tapas and drinks to discuss the news of the day with other vExperts. This is one of my favourite activities outside VMworld, because I usually get in touch with people I knew digitally but not in … Continue reading "VMworld 2018 – Day 3 – Wednesday" Der Beitrag VMworld 2018 – Day 3 – Wednesday erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-11-09 | Time 12:50:31
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    VMworld 2018 – Day 2 – Tuesday

    And so it begins vBreakfast Tuesday is traditionally a tough day. It starts with vBreakfast at 7:00 am and usually ends with vendor parties late at night. Although you need to get up very early to meet with others for vBreakfast before VMworld, it is totally worth it. A little crowd of vGeeks gathers at … Continue reading "VMworld 2018 – Day 2 – Tuesday" Der Beitrag VMworld 2018 – Day 2 – Tuesday erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-11-07 | Time 22:36:16
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    VMworld 2018 – meeting with…

    Runecast Solutions Ltd. Runecast Solutions was founded in 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic by former IBM employees Stanimir Markov, Aylin Sali, Ionut Radu, Constantin Ivanov, Cedomir Smokovic and Marek Ďuriš. Today the company is headqueartered in London, UK with several offices all over the world and the constantly growing number of employees. Runecast Analyzer Runecast … Continue reading "VMworld 2018 – meeting with…" Der Beitrag VMworld 2018 – meeting with… erschien zuerst auf Elasti[...]
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-11-05 | Time 15:57:22
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    VMworld 2018 – Day 1 – Monday

    Time for Networking, Games and Hands on Labs First official day of VMworld Europe 2018. This is a kind of warm-up. Solution Exchange is not open yet and everybody is busy there to finish work for the opening tomorrow. There are just a few sessions today so the social area (Virtual Village) is crowded and … Continue reading "VMworld 2018 – Day 1 – Monday" Der Beitrag VMworld 2018 – Day 1 – Monday erschien zuerst auf ElasticSky.
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-11-05 | Time 14:18:35
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    vCenter and AD Domain Functional Level

    If you’re running a vCenter appliance with Active Directory integration you should take care about your Domain Functional Level. It is crucial to closely work together with the domain administrators team, for some vCenter versions may not support the latest level supported by Windows Server 2016. What is the Domain Functional Level? Functional levels determine … Continue reading "vCenter and AD Domain Functional Level" Der Beitrag vCenter and AD Domain Functional Level erschien zuerst auf E[...]
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-10-24 | Time 14:52:31
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    vCenter und Active Directory Betriebsmodus

    Wer ein vCenter mit Active-Directory Integration betreibt, sollte den Active Directory Functional Level (Betriebsmodus) im Blick haben. Es ist sehr wichtig, hier eine enge Abstimmung mit dem Domain-Administratoren Team zu haben. Nicht alle vCenter Versionen harmonieren mit allen ADS-Betriebsmodi. Besonders der Betriebsmodus ‚Server 2016‘ ist hier heikel, da er aktuell nur von vCenter 6.7 mit … "vCenter und Active Directory Betriebsmodus" weiterlesen Der Beitrag vCenter und Active Director[...]
    Blog Name: Elastic Sky Author: Michael Schroeder
    Published on 2018-10-24 | Time 14:49:00