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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Installing the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager plug-in for the vSphere Client

In this second video, we discuss and demonstrate installing the vCenter Multi Hypervisor Manager server plug-in for the vSphere Client.

The vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server needs to be installed before you can use vCenter Server to manage 3rd-party hypervisors. You can install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server on the same machine as vCenter Server if it runs on Windows or on a remote machine.

After you install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server, you must install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager plug-in for the vSphere Client. The vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager plug-in provides a separate inventory tree and management functionality for third-party hypervisors in the vSphere Client.

Before installing the plug-in, ensure that the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server has been installed first. For additional details, see the VMware Knowledge Base article Installing vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager best practices (2036700).

Installing the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server

Hey there, KBTV fans!

Today we have two new videos for your viewing pleasure. In these videos we discuss and demonstrate how to install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server and the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager plug-in for the vSphere Client.

In the first of these two videos, we focus on the process for installing the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server.

The vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server needs to be installed before you can use vCenter Server to manage 3rd-party hypervisors. You can install the vCenter Multi Hypervisor Manager server on the same machine as vCenter Server if it runs on Windows or on a remote machine.

Before installing, ensure that these prerequisites are met:

  • You have an account with administrator privileges on the vCenter Server system.
  • The Windows Remote Management service is running and configured on the vCenter Server machine and on the machine where you install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server.
  • Your user account has sufficient rights to install the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package. The vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager installer initiates the installation of the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package.
  • (If you want to use a custom certificate for vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager) You have all the necessary certification authorities in the Trusted Root Certification Authority on the system where you want to install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server.

For additional information, see the VMware Knowledge Base article Installing vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager best practices (2036700).

For instructions on how to install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manger plugin for the vSphere Client, see the VMware Knowledge Base article Installing vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager plug-in best practices (2039704).

Using Partner Central to access and generate OEM monthly Support Reports

We have a new video today which is specifically geared towards and intended for VMware’s OEM Authorized Support Providers (ASP). If you are such a Partner, then this video should be of interest to you.

This video discusses and demonstrates how OEM Authorized Support Providers can use VMware Partner Central to access, view and generate OEM monthly Support Reports.

In this short and straight-to-the-point video tutorial you will learn:

  • How to access historical OEM monthly Support Reports
  • How to complete a OEM monthly Support Report

For additional instructions, see VMware Knowledge Base article OEM Authorized Support Providers Partner monthly Support Report (2038743).

New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/24/12

Bundled Products
Considerations when upgrading bundled products (2036848)
Date Published: 11/24/2012

VMware Data Recovery
Installing the VDR client plugin on a Windows 7 or Windows Vista system fails with the error: VMware vSphere Client is required for installation (2020382)
Date Published: 11/22/2012

VMware ESX
Virtual machine displays a blue screen after using VMware Converter (2015424)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
A virtual machine deployed from template or cloned cannot fails to ping outside network with the error: Unable to contact IP driver (2016747)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
ESX 4.1 host stops booting at: * vmnix … (2030715)
Date Published: 11/22/2012

VMware ESXi
ESXi 5.0 host experiences the purple diagnostic screen error: netxen_nic_detach_all_ports (2000227)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Mouse does not behave correctly in a virtual machine that has been manually Sysprepped (2012606)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
ESXi 5.0 becomes unresponsive at power initialization (2014161)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Duplicate MAC addresses appear in multiple ESXi 5.x hosts (2030783)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Accessing Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) from an SSH session (2039638)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Distributed virtual switch configuration does not exist in vCenter Server 4.x after an upgrade (2013132)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Cannot install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 11.10 (2015253)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
VMware Converter not showing virtual machine port group for Linux conversions (2004080)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Removing an ESXi 5.0 host from vCenter Server inventory fails with the error: Invalid Fault (2020565)
Date Published: 11/22/2012
Reservation conflicts on shared storage are reported when ESXi host displays purple diagnostic screen (2030787)
Date Published: 11/23/2012
Log entries are truncated within the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) (2039640)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Update Option Values tasks visible in Virtual Center after enabling Content Based Read Cache (CBRC) (2035729)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Virtual machine loses network connectivity after a migration from an ESXi 5.1 host to an ESXi 5.0 host (2038301)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) device consumes more PCI bus numbers than required for enabled virtual functions (2039824)
Date Published: 11/19/2012

VMware Fusion
Importing a virtual machine in VMware Fusion (2039312)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
The Fusion virtual machine fails to boot after upgrading the operating system (2039303)
Date Published: 11/19/2012

VMware Service Manager
Performance issue in RP09 before every API transaction the query files are reloading in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2038476)
Date Published: 11/23/2012
Timezones not in correct format for outgoing actions for vCO workflows in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2038477)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
API look up queries use UPPER(name) instead of the UP_name columns on the larger tables in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2038478)
Date Published: 11/23/2012
Service Manager calls created by the Proactive Analysis functionality are assigned to the incorrect group (2039630)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Session expiry date and time are calculated based on database timezone in Service Manager (2039684)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Escalation dates display incorrectly in the selectable columns for calls outstanding and call search windows (2039741)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Email subject field is report name, not scheduled report name, in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2039755)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Backing up and restoring reports in Report Designer in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2039862)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Emails are sent to escalation recipients even when the email flag in the recipient list of the person configuration is not set (2039955)
Date Published: 11/23/2012
Request Gantt charts in Service Manager do not have a column for Sunday (2039957)
Date Published: 11/23/2012
Database server for Service Manager displays CPU spikes when integration event management is enabled (2040042)
Date Published: 11/23/2012
In VMware Service Manager, text entered in Actions & Solutions field disappears after Deferring, Saving, or Submitting (2039743)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Closing a Service Manager parent call fails to send emails to the customers of child calls (2039357)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
When using the Update VM Network Connection Outbound task in Service Manager, the IP address is left blank (2035008)
Date Published: 11/22/2012
Service_Management_Extension table inaccessible in Report Designer in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2036889)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Copying and pasting contents from another source to a Service Manager call changes the format of the call screen (2038545)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
The Service Manager task reopened through recursion and then completed remains active and does not complete (2039571)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Unsubmitted Service Orders containing zero services cannot be deleted from the customer portal home page in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2039752)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
A scroll icon appears next to the Order button of available services in the Service Catalog window of the Service Manager portal (2039942)
Date Published: 11/22/2012

VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
vCenter Chargeback Manager data collector services stop immediately after starting (2032755)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Data collectors are not removed from the Chargeback Manager System Health page when they are uninstalled (2033010)
Date Published: 11/21/2012

VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager
Installing vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager best practices (2036700)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Installing vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager fails with the error: Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer Package (2036705)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Installing vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager plug-in best practices (2039704)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Enabling HTTP or HTTPS connections between vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager and Hyper-V hosts (2036702)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager FAQ (2037570)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager (2036696)
Date Published: 11/19/2012

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (Standalone)
Firewall requirements for vCenter Operations Manager SMTP Alerts (2039445)
Date Published: 11/20/2012

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
Performing a side-by-side upgrade of the vCenter Operations 5.0 Appliance (2031543)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Running JConsole through ssh tunnel to troubleshoot vCenter Operations Manager vApp behind firewall (2032539)
Date Published: 11/23/2012

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance
Creating and locating the js-io-rights.conf file on the vCenter Orchestrator Appliance (2039821)
Date Published: 11/20/2012

VMware vCenter Server
Exporting and importing for manual Single Sign On (SSO) replication in VMware vCenter Server 5.1.x (2038677)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Replacing vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager and vCenter Server certificates (2039444)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Enabling Lockdown mode in vCenter Server fails with the error: General system error occurred: Invalid response (2007633)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Virtual machines display a black screen if the vSphere Client is installed with older versions of VMware Player or VMware Workstation (2014243)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices fail to start after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1 (2016257)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
vSphere Client Overview Performance Charts fail with the error: Perf Charts service experienced an internal error (2030307)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Creating an alarm or email notification that triggers when Disk Latency or DAVG is high (2033003)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Support for third-party software development using VMware APIs (2037792)
Date Published: 11/23/2012
Scripts called from DB_and_schema_creation_scripts_dbType.sql are missing in vSphere 5.1 (2039860)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
vCenter Server 5.0 does not function correctly when installed with Oracle 11.2.0.3 Patch 10 or later (2039874)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Suppressing the ESXi Summary tab message: The Local Tech Support Mode for the host has been enabled (2013657)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Migrating an ESXi/ESX host from one vCenter Server to another without disconnecting may cause statistics collection to fail (2039817)
Date Published: 11/19/2012

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
vSphere Client fails when adding the ESX/ESXi host to vCenter Server Appliance (2034504)
Date Published: 11/22/2012

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
Logging into Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 fails with the error: The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication (2031113)
Date Published: 11/23/2012

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0 Replication status shows as not active after configuration has completed successfully (2000213)
Date Published: 11/23/2012
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.x is not supported with IBM Storwize V7000 (2076) 6.4 (2013231)
Date Published: 11/22/2012
List when creating a protection group does not show virtual machines that are replicated using vSphere Replication or shows replicated virtual machines that have been deleted (2013437)
Date Published: 11/22/2012
Protecting a virtual machine using SRM and vSphere Replication fails with the error: Virtual machine is in an invalid state (2030132)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
vSphere Replication fails with the error: Unknown controller type (2030526)
Date Published: 11/21/2012

VMware vCloud Director
Org vDC monitoring does not reflect real-time virtual machine usage statistics (2030003)
Date Published: 11/21/2012

VMware vFabric AppInsight
Installing vFabric AppInsight in Large Scale Environments (2039352)
Date Published: 11/19/2012
Addressing Incompatible StartScript Property Values when Installing vFabric AppInsight 5.0 on WebLogic servers (2039776)
Date Published: 11/19/2012

VMware vFabric Postgres
vFabric Postgres fails with the error: invalid page header in block (2039918)
Date Published: 11/22/2012

VMware View Manager
View Administrator Console fails to launch after an Upgrade to View 5.1 and installation of New SSL Certificates (2038842)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Issue with Persona Management and Folder Re-direction (2013263)
Date Published: 11/22/2012
User profile is inaccessible after it has been created on the Persona Management Repository (2013589)
Date Published: 11/22/2012
Cannot manage View Pools after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 (2014256)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Exporting RSA key fails with the error: Key not valid for use in specified state. FAILED! (2014748)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Generating a CSR and importing a signed certificate for View 5.1 (2030289)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Creating a new desktop pool in View Manager fails with the error: Unknown View Composer Error (2039449)
Date Published: 11/23/2012
Multiple desktops are assigned to a user in a View floating pool (2031658)
Date Published: 11/20/2012
Upgrading the View Connection Server fails and the installation rolls back (2034720)
Date Published: 11/21/2012
Deleting a View desktop from the View Administrator console fails with the error: Error: Failed to delete VM: null (2039855)
Date Published: 11/21/2012

VMware Virtual Disk Development
Third-party backup software using VDDK 5.1 may encounter backup/restore failures (2039931)
Date Published: 11/20/2012

VMware vShield Endpoint
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 – vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache (2039762)
Date Published: 11/20/2012

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
Installing vSphere Storage Appliance fails with the error: Failed to complete network configuration for specified host: ‘hostname’ (2037665)
Date Published: 11/22/2012

VMware Workstation
Performing a Windows repair on a Windows XP virtual machine in VMware Workstation (2030544)
Date Published: 11/22/2012
Troubleshooting access to shared folders in VMware Workstation (2030545)
Date Published: 11/22/2012

Changing Billing/Shipping Address when purchasing Products

We’ve noticed a few customers contacting our Twitter account @vmwarecares regarding purchases they are making in our online store for either VMware Fusion or WMware Workstation. Some of you are going through the purchase process and when it comes to taking your credit card details, you notice the billing or shipping address is not what it should be. Since more than one of you have encountered this, I thought I’d address it here.

For this situation, we’ve created two Knowledge Base articles, one for Fusion, one for Workstation:

These cover in detail what you need to do, but it boils down to a requirement that your My VMware address be set before you start the purchase process.

Virtual Machines crash after Apple Update

VMware Support AlertRecently Apple released an update for 2012 Macs named MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0. The update includes graphics performance and reliability enhancements. Some customers have reported that their virtual machines can crash after applying the Apple MacBook Pro and Air Update 2.0. The issue appears to be most frequently on 2012 Macs with nVidia GPUs when using certain Windows applications that use 3D acceleration. The VMware Engineering team is currently investigating this issue.

VMware Fusion users should refrain from applying this update.

VMware Fusion users who have already applied this update and are affected by this issue can work around it by disabling the Accelerate 3D Graphics option under Virtual Machine > Settings > Display.

For more information, updates, and resolution to this issue, see this KB article: Virtual machines fail while using 3D applications after applying Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0 (2040249).

Migrating virtual machines with Raw Device Mappings (RDMs)

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the US today, we have a new presentation, which we have incorporated into one of our very popular KB articles: Migrating virtual machines with Raw Device Mappings (RDMs) (1005241).

The presentation and KB article discusses some of the common questions that arise when migrating virtual machines that utilize Raw Device Mappings (RDMs).

  1. Warm migration (vMotion), where the virtual machine state as powered on.
  2. Cold migration, where the virtual machine state as powered off.
  3. Storage migration (Storage vMotion), where the virtual machine state as powered on.

Be sure to read the full content of the KB article for step-by-step instructions and much more additional information.

New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/17/12

OEM Authorized Support Providers Partner monthly Support Report (2038743)
Date Published: 11/14/2012

VMware Data Recovery
Synchronizing the VDR appliance with an NTP server (1019539)
Date Published: 11/14/2012

VMware ESX
VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201211001 (2036254)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211402-SG: Updates bind-libs and bind-utils RPMs (2036262)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211405-SG: Updates nss and nspr libraries (2036268)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
Unable to install ESXi/ESX on Dell R510 with PERC S300 controller (2007524)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
ESX 4.0 fails to initialize USB during boot (2011949)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
ESX/ESXi 4.1 host takes a long time to reconnect to vCenter Server after a reboot (2012050)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
Enabling the SSD option on SSD based disks/LUNs that are not detected as SSD by default (2013188)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Determining if a VMware Tools upgrade requires a reboot of a Windows guest operating system (2015163)
Date Published: 11/13/2012
Windows guests running .Net 2.0 applications fail periodically when running on ESX/ESXi 4.1 on AMD systems (2004129)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211401-SG: Updates VMkernel, CIM, Tools, and others (2036261)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211403-BG: Updates ipmi-ipmi-si-drv driver (2036263)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211406-BG: Updates net-e1000e driver (2036269)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211407-SG: Updates expat, python, and python-libs (2036271)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
Cannot power on a virtual machine located in an NFS datastore (2037507)
Date Published: 11/15/2012

VMware ESXi
VMware ESXi 4.1 Patch ESXi410-201211401-SG: Updates Firmware (2036273)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
Using vSphere Auto Deploy to create a vCloud Networking and Security Stateless ESXi image (2036701)
Date Published: 11/12/2012
Creating a local VMFS datastore after a fresh installation of ESXi 5.0 fails with the error: Error during the configuration of the host:Failed to update the disk partition information (2037192)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
vMotion of Windows virtual machine fails at 63% with the error: Source detected that destination failed to resume (2015595)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
RDM with a size superior to 2 TB reported as invalid disk from the Windows 2003 Guest OS (2034200)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
LSI SAS HBA is unable to see the LUNs after upgrading to ESXi 5.x (2034740)
Date Published: 11/12/2012
ESXi 5.1 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen when powering on a virtual machine with a PCI passthru device (2039030)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Hitachi Storage Cluster for VMware vSphere (featuring Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform) (2039406)
Date Published: 11/12/2012
Large Packet loss at Guest OS level on the VMXNet3 vNIC in ESXi 4.x / 5.x (2039495)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Cannot communicate over a Virtual Distributed Switch Uplink if its name has more than 31 characters (2038953)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
VMware ESXi 4.1, Patch Release ESXi410-201211001 (2036257)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
VMware ESXi 4.1 Patch ESXi410-201211402-BG: Updates VMware tools (2036274)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
ESXi host does not retain Active Directory membership after a reboot (2005012)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
When upgrading, vCenter Server attempts to upgrade the vpxa agent on ESX/ESXi hosts a second time (2035759)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
SSH connection after upgrading to ESXi 5.0 fails with the auth.log error: Could not load host key (2010607)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Configuring HA on an ESXi 5.x host fails with the error: Cannot install the vCenter agent service. Unknown installer error (2032101)
Date Published: 11/12/2012
Creating a quiesced snapshot in Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 fails with the error: Snapshot guest failed (2034002)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
Data corruption when using VMware ESXi 5.x with VAAI hardware accelerated VMFS data movement enabled on IBM System Storage DCS3700, DS3512, and DS3524 Storage Controllers (2039608)
Date Published: 11/15/2012

VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion 5 repeatedly prompts for the license key (2038051)
Date Published: 11/12/2012

VMware Service Manager
Rules in conditional branches within Service Manager are executed even when the conditional branch is already closed (2035653)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
The Manage CMDB Task in Service Manager fails with a Permission Denied error (2031368)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
Bullet points are positioned incorrectly in the VMware Service Manager Customer portal (2039115)
Date Published: 11/12/2012
After rating/commenting on a Knowledge Base article in the Service Manager Customer portal, the screen refreshes and all formatting is lost (2039443)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
‘Only when blank’ option unavailable for Model and Manufacturer in the integration mapping in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2039456)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Removing an SLA applied to a call after the call is saved in VMware Service Manager 7.x / 8.x. / 9.x (2031104)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Troubleshooting a performance problem in Service Manager (vSM) (2033938)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Using a Multi QD widget in a Service Manager form causes display issues with screen width and height (2035647)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
When reviewing a closed Service Manager request that is reopened via the API, the request appears as closed (2038750)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
The Equal & Below parameter for CMDB Item Type does not work in the Service Manager IPK Statistics – Top Ten CMDB report (2039114)
Date Published: 11/12/2012
Configuration Portability does not import all configuration information for Customer Survey in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2039446)
Date Published: 11/14/2012

VMware ThinApp
Virtualized Internet Explorer 8.0 captured on an operating system version earlier than Windows Vista fails to start on Windows 8 (2038758)
Date Published: 11/13/2012

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
Performing a command-line upgrade of the vCenter Operations 5.0 Appliance (2031783)
Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Logging in to vCenter Orchestrator using SSO fails with the error: Failed trying to retrieve token: ns0:RequestFailed: Delegate is invalid (2039229)
Date Published: 11/12/2012
Logging in to vCenter Orchestrator with SSO fails if the System Domain is not in the list of Default Domains (2039317)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Registering vCenter Orchestrator with a vCenter Single Sign On server which contains a large number of groups might cause issues (2039478)
Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Server Search function fails with error: A connection failure occurred (2012215)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
Applying a host profile fails with the error: Resource group host/user/pool<id> not found on system (2017951)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Changing the vCenter Inventory Service HTTP port from Port 10080 to another port in vCenter Server (2031371)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
Plugins installed in the vSphere Client connected to vCenter Server 5.0 do not support shortcuts or copy and paste functions (2034372)
Date Published: 11/12/2012
Logging in to vSphere Client 5.1 fails with the error: The server took too long to respond (2038918)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
vCenter Server shows ESXi 5.0 host with Lockdown Mode enabled even though it is not enabled (2017394)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Joining an ESXi host to a domain and specifying an authentication proxy IP fails with the error: The specified vSphere Authentication proxy server is not reachable, or has denied access to the service (2031477)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
Storage Monitoring Service fails to start (2039067)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 fails with the error: Error 29107. The service or solution user is already registered. (2035940)
Date Published: 11/15/2012

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
vCenter Server Appliance fails with the error: FATAL: remaining connection slots are reserved for non-replication superuser connections (2039381)
Date Published: 11/14/2012

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Using customized SSL key integrating the FQN in Site Recovery Manager 5.x results in error: The host name in the Subject Alternative name of the provided certificate does not match the SRM host name. (2039269)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Protection and recovery of virtual machines when LUN replication is from one or more arrays on the protected site to one or more arrays on the DR site (2012287)
Date Published: 11/13/2012

VMware vCenter Update Manager
Update Manager fails to update some hosts with an Unknown Error (2012244)
Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware vCloud Automation Center
VMware vCloud Automation Center 4.5.x error: Service cannot be started. (2037812)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
Valid Custom Property value for Infrastructure.Admin.MachineOU in VMware vCloud Automation Center 4.5.x / 5.1.x (2037822)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
Installing vCloud Automation Center 4.5.x / 5.1.x components fail with error: Access is denied. (2037946)
Date Published: 11/15/2012
vSphere Agents is very slow when data collecting in VMware vCloud Automation Center (2038449)
Date Published: 11/16/2012
Performing a data collection in vCloud Automation Center fails with the error: The DELETE statement conflicted with the REFERENCE constraint (2038987)
Date Published: 11/12/2012

VMware vCloud Director
Resetting an Organization network fails with error: Invalid or exceeds the maximum number of characters permitted (2020827)
Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware vCloud Usage Meter
Resetting the vCloud Usage Meter root password (2034008)
Date Published: 11/12/2012

VMware View Manager
The Connect USB Device menu in the View Client displays the message: Desktop Initializing… (2039429)
Date Published: 11/14/2012
Connecting to a View Desktop using PCoIP fails with a black screen (2039529)
Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware Fusion 5 videos in the pipeline…

For those of you who have Apple-based systems and are running VMware Fusion 5, you may be excited to know that the KBTV team are currently working on some new Fusion 5-based video tutorials for your viewing pleasure.

Some of the topics that we will be looking at include:

  • Downloading and Installing VMware Fusion 5
  • Installing Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as a virtual machine in VMware Fusion 5
  • Installing Windows 8 as a virtual machine in VMware Fusion 5

Expect to see the first of these videos being uploaded towards the end of the week.

 

Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming – User Interface and Data Services

This video is the third in our 3-part video series entitled “Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming” which will provide some insights as well as some deep-dive training and step-by-step demonstrations and examples of how you can setup a platform for developing your own solutions for the vSphere Web Client.

This video explains the fundamentals of creating Data View UI extensions, using Mediator Classes with View Classes, and using the Data Access Manager (DAM) API to query the vSphere Inventory Service . It does this by examining the code in the views-properties-ui samples from the VWC (vSphere Web Client) SDK (Software Development Kit) and:

  • Showing the syntax for creating Data View UI extensions in the plugin.xml file
  • Viewing and explaining the relationship of a View Class to its corresponding Mediator Class for an extension, including how View Classes are injected into Mediator Classes
  • Examining and explaining how the VWC Framework injects the object in context in the Object Navigator into Mediator classes
  • Explaining the event-driven nature of the DAM API, including viewing how the sample code creates and responds to DAM events
  • Examining and explaining the use of Data Model Classes and the main models for querying the vSphere Inventory Services via DAM APIs

After following along with, this video, learners should be able to:

  • Create their own Data View UI Extensions in the plugin.xml file
  • Create their own simple View and Mediator classes for their UI Extensions
  • Use DAM APIs to query the vSphere Inventory Services:
  1. For a single property on the object in context
  2. For multiple properties on the object in context with and without property constraints
  3. For multiple properties on the object in context, and on properties related to the object in context using relation constraints
  • Build, load, and test their extensions

Note: As these three videos are aimed at providing a full class-room like training experience of the subject matter, the videos are actually quite long in duration with each video ranging between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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