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New KB articles published for week ending 22nd April 2017

VMware ESXi

“AddVirtualMachine: VM ‘XX’ already registered” warnings keep logging into hostd.log
Published Date: 2017/04/18
Platform Erratum messages related to USB controller may be observed on Intel Platforms
Published Date: 2017/04/20
The DCUI sometimes displays less memory than is available on the ESXi host
Published Date: 2017/04/21

VMware EVO SDDC

How to reset the VRM root user password
Published Date: 2017/04/18

VMware Identity Manager

VMware Identity Manager Cloud Hosted IP Addresses Change
Published Date: 2017/04/21

VMware Integrated OpenStack

VIO CentOS 7 Cloud Image root password recovery
Published Date: 2017/04/17
VIO CentOS cloud image imported into glance does not obtain IP address after booting
Published Date: 2017/04/17

VMware NSX for vSphere

Guest Introspection USVM reports disk is full
Published Date: 2017/04/18
Renaming an NSX Edge Gateway or DLR can result in brief network outage when using HA mode
Published Date: 2017/04/18
Unchecking the Server certificate under Global configuration tab fails in NSX
Published Date: 2017/04/19

VMware vCenter Server

Enhanced Authentication plugin 6.5 fails with 6.0 CIP’s installed on vCenter Server 6.5
Published Date: 2017/04/21

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

VCSA 6.5 fails to start with error: Failed to start file system check on /dev/disk…
Published Date: 2017/04/17

VMware vSAN

Supported upgrade paths for vSAN 6.6
Published Date: 2017/04/17

New KB articles published for week ending 15th April 2017

VMware App Volumes

Windows 10 Start menu does not work when a Writable Volume is attached
Published Date: 2017/04/11
Outlook Search Indexing with App Volumes
Published Date: 2017/04/10

VMware ESXi

Host client throws Unhandled exception: Error: [$rootScope:inprog] http://errors.angularjs.org/1.3.2/$rootScope/inprog?p0=%24digest
Published Date: 2017/04/11

VMware Horizon Client

Remote desktop resolution is not consistent with custom display mode resolution
Published Date: 2017/04/13

VMware NSX for vSphere

Distributed Firewall (DFW) packets hitting Default Rule instead of previous Rule allowing/blocking designated traffic
Published Date: 2017/04/12

VMware SDDC Manager

After a hardware failure, no hardware details are displayed in the SDDC Manager UI
Published Date: 2017/04/11

VMware vCenter Server

Workaround for BlazeDS CVE-2017-5641 for vCenter Server 6.0
Published Date: 2017/04/12
Workaround for BlazeDS CVE-2017-5641 for vCenter Server 6.5
Published Date: 2017/04/12

VMware vRealize Configuration Manager

No impact on vRealize Configuration Manager security bulletins due to update in Microsoft identifier and location of the associated content
Published Date: 2017/04/13

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Collection Failed for Management Pack for AWS in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Published Date: 2017/04/12
NSX 3.5 adapter instances does not collect data in vRealize Operations Manager 6.4
Published Date: 2017/04/11
Unable to Delete Notification Rules from Cassandra in vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 and Up
Published Date: 2017/04/12

VMware vSAN

vSAN proactive rebalance
Published Date: 2017/04/12
Snapshot commit task while vSAN 5.5 owner abdication is in progress results in virtual machine crash
Published Date: 2017/04/12

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers

Docker: Failed to write to image store with error “read: connection reset by peer”
Published Date: 2017/04/10

New KB articles published for week ending 8th April 2017

VMware ESXi

DataCore Metro Storage Solutions
Date Published: 2017/04/03
Memory usage alarm triggers for certain types of Virtual Machines in ESXi 6.x
Date Published: 2017/04/07
3rd party system management application fails to monitor hardware status after applying ESXi600-201611001
Date Published: 2017/04/03
Upgrading to ESXi 6.0 U3 or installing Qlogic driver version 2.1.50 causes FC HBAs not to be detected
Date Published: 2017/04/06

VMware NSX for vSphere

Guest Introspection status “Warning: Guest Introspection service not ready”
Date Published: 2017/04/05
How to cleanly remove the Network introspection driver (vnetflt.sys)
Date Published: 2017/04/05

VMware SDDC Manager

How to troubleshoot failed VMware Cloud Foundation components that prevent an upgrade task from completing
Date Published: 2017/04/05
VMware Cloud Foundation Workload Domains cannot be created after Node 0 is decommissioned
Date Published: 2017/04/05

VMware vCenter Server

“Import entity task did not return the switch reference” error importing vSphere 5.5 DVS to vCenter Server 6.5
Date Published: 2017/04/05
Consolidating the VM disk fails with error: disks: msg.disklib.CID_MISMATCH
Date Published: 2017/04/06
vCenter Server installation fails with error “The digital signature on the installer has failed a verification check” or “The digital signature on file vmware-vcenter-server.msi can not be verified”
Date Published: 2017/04/08

VMware vCloud Director for Service Provider

Delayed tasks from vCenter when tenant throttling is enabled in vCD
Date Published: 2017/04/04

VMware vRealize Automation

Unable to access directories, policies, identity providers, connectors in vRA 7.x
Date Published: 2017/04/06

VMware vRealize Code Stream

“Failed to export from: Failed to create export Directory” error when you export Artifactory repository data using jFrog in vRCS
Date Published: 2017/04/03

VMware vRealize Network Insight

VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.3.0, P2-201703151430
Date Published: 2017/04/03

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Clipped Dashboards in a Generated Report in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2017/04/05
Rebooting the vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Cluster Nodes
Date Published: 2017/04/05

VMware vSAN

Best practices on DELL EMC NetWorker 9.1 VMware Integration
Date Published: 2017/04/04

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for March 2017

  1. Purging old data from the database used by vCenter Server
  2. storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0
  3. Increasing the disk space for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance in vSphere 6.0
  4. Back up and restore vCenter Server Appliance/vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres database
  5. Resetting the VMware vCenter Server 5.x Inventory Service database
  6. How to repoint and re-register vCenter Server 5.1 / 5.5 and components
  7. ESXi host disconnects intermittently from vCenter Server
  8. Stopping, starting, or restarting VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.x services
  9. vmware-dataservice-sca and vsphere-client status change from green to yellow
  10. Unable to log in to the root account of vCenter Server Appliance
  11. Cannot remove or disable unwanted plug-ins from vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance
  12. “fsck failed” error when starting vCenter Server Appliance
  13. Replacing a vSphere 6.x Machine SSL certificate with a Custom Certificate Authority Signed Certificate
  14. How to register/add a VM to the Inventory in vCenter Server
  15. How to reset Inventory Service database for vCenter Server
  16. Using the cmsso command to unregister vCenter Server from Single Sign-On
  17. “The transaction log for database ‘VIM_VCDB’ is full” error on a Microsoft SQL DB server
  18. “The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.” Error when connecting to vCenter Server through the vSphere Client
  19. How to stop, start, or restart vCenter Server 6.x services
  20. Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2a fails on VCSServiceManager with error code ‘1603’

Top 20 NSX articles for March 2017

  1. ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com
  2. Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products
  3. vCenter Server certificate validation error for external solutions in environments with Embedded Platform Services Controller
  4. vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificate validation error messages for external solutions in environments with a External Platform Services Controller
  5. Network ports required to access vCenter Server, ESXi, and ESX hosts
  6. “The pending transaction requires xxx MB free space” error when installing VIBs
  7. Multi-Machine Blueprint fails to deploy on SDRS Reservation with NSX 6.0.1
  8. vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificate validation error for external VMware Solutions in vSphere 6.0
  9. vsfwd connection to the NSX Manager fails
  10. Storage vMotion of Edge appliance disrupts VIX communication in vCNS 5.x/NSX 6.x
  11. Modifying the VXLAN port in NSX fails
  12. Unable to manage NSX components in vCenter web client
  13. Response to OpenSSL security issue CVE-2014-0160/CVE-2014-0346 a.k.a: “Heartbleed”
  14. In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, ESXi 5.5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning VdrProcessDhcpClientReq and VdrConsumeDhcp
  15. NTLM authentication through the NSX Load Balancer fails after upgrade
  16. Installing Guest Introspection on a host that is offline shows Installation Status as Succeeded and a Status as Unknown
  17. SNMP response packets containing OID type Counter64 gets dropped by NSX Edge when NAT is enabled
  18. Installing NSX Guest Introspection services (MUX VIB) on the ESXi host fails in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x
  19. Troubleshooting vShield Endpoint / NSX Guest Introspection
  20. Host reports lost communication with ESX module when using instant clone

Top 20 ESXi articles for March 2017

  1. ESXi host fails with PSOD when using Intel Xeon Processor E5 v4, E7 v4, and D-1500 families
  2. Creating a persistent scratch location for ESXi 4.x/5.x/6.x
  3. Increasing the disk space for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance in vSphere 6.0
  4. Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi
  5. Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x
  6. ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI PSOD on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers
  7. Restarting the Management agents in ESXi
  8. Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi 4.x and later
  9. “esxcli software vib” commands to patch an ESXi 5.x/6.x host
  10. ESXi host loses connectivity to a VMFS3 and VMFS5 datastore
  11. “Internal error occurs during Export of vSphere ESX Agent Manager” error when migrating vCenter Server 6.0 to 6.5
  12. Snapshot removal task stops at 99% in ESXi/ESX
  13. Recreating a missing virtual machine disk descriptor file
  14. ESXi 6.5 host fails with a Purple Diagnostic Screen with error: World nnnn tried to re-acquire lock
  15. ESXi host disconnects intermittently from vCenter Server
  16. ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI purple diagnostic screen on HP Gen8 servers
  17. ESXi 5.x with E1000e adapter fails with purple diagnostic screen
  18. “state in doubt; requested fast path state update” error in ESXi
  19. Unable to delete the virtual machine snapshots
  20. Cannot remove or disable unwanted plug-ins from vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance

Top 20 vRealize Log Insight articles for March 2017

  1. Custom Active Directory configuration for VMware vRealize Log Insight
  2. Event Forwarding with SSL stops working after upgrading vRealize Log Insight
  3. Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x
  4. Authentication to VMware vRealize Log Insight fails with the error: DuplicateUserException: A matching user already exists
  5. Starting VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 fails with the error: Failed to start Cassandra Server
  6. Authentication with Active Directory is slow in VMware vRealize LogInsight 3.0 when users belong to multiple nested groups
  7. Unable to start the log insight daemon
  8. Changing internal configuration options in VMware vRealize Log Insight
  9. VMware Cloud Foundation deployed ESXi hosts use TCP to communicate with vRealize Log Insight by default
  10. Resuming rolling upgrade of a VMware vRealize Log Insight cluster
  11. Unable to log in to Log Insight as a member of an AD group defined in Log Insight
  12. Validate time synchronization in VMware vRealize Log Insight
  13. Disabling RC4 Cipher on vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) versions prior to 3.3
  14. VMware vRealize Log Insight deployment with reused IP address fails to initialize
  15. Unable to edit vRealize Operations Integration Configuration in Log Insight
  16. vRealize Log Insight upgrade fails with the error “Log Insight deployment did not pass pre-upgrade validation”
  17. Reinstalling the vSphere Content Pack in Log Insight
  18. Agents are unable to pull configuration or push events to a vRealize Log Insight cluster 4.0
  19. Response to OpenSSL security issue CVE-2014-0160/CVE-2014-0346 a.k.a: “Heartbleed”
  20. Log Insight 2.5 and 3.0 cannot establish connection to remote TLSv1.1 or TLSv1.2 servers

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for March 2017

  1. Custom Active Directory configuration for VMware vRealize Log Insigh
  2. Event Forwarding with SSL stops working after upgrading vRealize Log Insight
  3. Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export
  4. Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x
  5. Authentication to VMware vRealize Log Insight fails with the error: DuplicateUserException: A matching user already exists
  6. Starting VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 fails with the error: Failed to start Cassandra Server
  7. Authentication with Active Directory is slow in VMware vRealize LogInsight 3.0 when users belong to multiple nested groups
  8. Unable to start the log insight daemon
  9. Changing internal configuration options in VMware vRealize Log Insight
  10. VMware Cloud Foundation deployed ESXi hosts use TCP to communicate with vRealize Log Insight by default
  11. Resuming rolling upgrade of a VMware vRealize Log Insight cluster
  12. Unable to log in to Log Insight as a member of an AD group defined in Log Insight
  13. Validate time synchronization in VMware vRealize Log Insight
  14. Disabling RC4 Cipher on vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) versions prior to 3.3
  15. VMware vRealize Log Insight deployment with reused IP address fails to initialize
  16. Unable to edit vRealize Operations Integration Configuration in Log Insight
  17. vRealize Log Insight upgrade fails with the error “Log Insight deployment did not pass pre-upgrade validation”
  18. Reinstalling the vSphere Content Pack in Log Insight
  19. Agents are unable to pull configuration or push events to a vRealize Log Insight cluster 4.0
  20. Response to OpenSSL security issue CVE-2014-0160/CVE-2014-0346 a.k.a: “Heartbleed”

Top 20 Horizon View articles for March 2017

  1. Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails
  2. VMware View ports and network connectivity requirements
  3. Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Horizon View 5.3 and later versions
  4. Using Microsoft Certreq to generate signed SSL certificates in VMware Horizon View
  5. Generating a Horizon View SSL certificate request using the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Certificates snap-in
  6. Recommended restart cycle of the VMware Horizon View environment
  7. Restart order of the View environment to clear ADLDS (ADAM) synchronization in Horizon View
  8. Increasing the size of a virtual disk
  9. The time stamp on a snapshot image does not update automatically in VMware Horizon View
  10. Removing a standard (replica) connection server or a security server from a cluster of connection/security servers
  11. Configuring security protocols on components to connect the View Client with desktops
  12. Administration dashboard in VMware Horizon View reports the error: Server’s certificate cannot be checked
  13. Confirming that the userinit string is configured properly
  14. Troubleshooting SSL certificate issues in VMware Horizon View 5.1 and later
  15. Performing an end-to-end backup and restore for VMware View Manager
  16. After reinstalling or upgrading the View agent, the View Administrator console reports the message: Agent Unreachable
  17. Provisioning View desktops fails due to customization timeout errors
  18. PCoIP Disconnection Codes
  19. Troubleshooting Persona Management
  20. View Persona Management features do not function when Windows Client-Side Caching is in effect

Top 20 vSAN articles for March 2017

  1. Using Oracle RAC on a vSphere 6.x vSAN Datastore
  2. Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers
  3. “Virtual SAN objects available for provisioning” task fails
  4. Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error
  5. vSAN disk group creation may fail when using large cache tier drives
  6. vSAN Health Service – Physical Disk Health – Component Metadata Health
  7. Required vSAN and ESXi configuration for controllers based on the LSI 3108 chipset
  8. vSAN host may encounter a purple diagnostic screen during performance statistics updates
  9. Initializing vSAN during boot takes a longer time
  10. vSphere Web Client displays alerts for network partitions of a vSAN cluster
  11. vSAN Health Service – Physical Disk Health – Overall Disk Health
  12. vSAN host may encounter a purple diagnostic screen during resync operations if resync is paused
  13. How to format vSAN Disk Groups with a legacy format version
  14. vSAN Health Service – Cluster Health – CLOMD liveness check
  15. “There is no more space for virtual disk .vmdk” error when starting vSAN VM
  16. vSAN Health Service – vSAN HCL Health – Controller Driver
  17. LSOM memory pools (heaps) warning
  18. vSAN Multicast performance test fails
  19. “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error
  20. “Unexpected status code: 503” error in vSAN health check plug-in