In this blog post, we are sharing the top 10 VMware Tanzu knowledge base articles that were most viewed by customers in April. These articles cover a range of topics, from upgrading to vSphere 7 to troubleshooting issues with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG). Some of the articles cover crucial topics such as troubleshooting permissions errors when connecting to vCenter Server, upgrading best practices, and choosing the right network adapter for virtual machines. Following the guidelines and instructions provided in these articles can help users resolve common issues, optimize their virtualization environment, and prevent downtime.
1. How to regenerate vSphere 6.x and 7.x certificates using self-signed VMCA (2112283)
This KB article is part of the VMware series and provides step-by-step instructions for regenerating vSphere certificates using self-signed VMCA. Certificates are an essential part of any secure vSphere environment, and this article helps users regenerate their certificates in case of any issues. The article also includes information on how to test the new certificates to ensure that they are working correctly.
2. vSphere Cluster Services (vCLS) in vSphere 7.0 Update 1 and newer versions (80472)
This VMware KB article covers vSphere Cluster Services (vCLS), a new feature introduced in vSphere 7.0 Update 1. vCLS provides a way to ensure high availability for the control plane components of Kubernetes clusters running on vSphere. This article explains how vCLS works, how to enable it, and how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
3. Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine (1001805)
This VMware KB article covers how to choose the right network adapter for your virtual machine when deploying Kubernetes clusters. The article explains the different types of network adapters available in vSphere and provides guidance on how to choose the right one for your specific use case.
4. Uploading diagnostic information for VMware (1008525)
This article is part of the VMware series and covers how to upload diagnostic information for troubleshooting issues with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG). The article provides step-by-step instructions for collecting diagnostic information and uploading it to VMware for analysis.
5. Performing a rescan of the storage on an ESXi host (1003988)
This VMware article covers how to perform a rescan of the storage on an ESXi host when deploying Kubernetes clusters. The article explains why a rescan may be necessary, how to perform the rescan, and how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
6. Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) with shared disks on VMware vSphere 7.x: Guidelines for supported configurations (79616)
This VMware Knowledge Base article provides essential guidelines for deploying Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) with shared disks on VMware vSphere 7.x. It outlines supported configurations and best practices for optimizing performance and availability. By following these guidelines, customers can ensure their WSFC cluster with shared disks is fully supported and configured correctly in a vSphere environment.
7.There is no more space for virtual disk ‘.vmdk’ (50114302)
This VMware KB article provides step-by-step instructions for resolving the common error “There is no more space for virtual disk ‘.vmdk’ (50114302)” in a VMware environment. The article offers troubleshooting tips and methods for increasing the available space on the virtual disk, helping users avoid downtime and data loss. Following the instructions in this article can quickly resolve the issue and prevent any future occurrences. If you encounter this error, this VMware KB article is a valuable resource to have on hand.
8. vSphere 7 Upgrade Best Practices (78205)
This VMware KB article “vSphere 7 Upgrade Best Practices (78205)” provides valuable information and best practices for upgrading to vSphere 7. It outlines the necessary prerequisites, hardware requirements, and compatibility guidelines for a smooth and successful upgrade. Additionally, the article covers critical aspects of the upgrade process, such as backup and restore procedures, network configuration, and troubleshooting tips. By following the best practices outlined in this article, users can confidently upgrade to vSphere 7, ensuring a reliable and optimized virtualization environment. Whether you’re planning to upgrade or already in the process, this VMware KB article is a valuable resource to have on hand.
9. Troubleshooting permissions errors when connecting to vCenter Server with the vSphere Client (1003872)
This VMware KB article “Troubleshooting permissions errors when connecting to vCenter Server with the vSphere Client (1003872)” is an essential resource for resolving permissions errors that may occur when connecting to vCenter Server using the vSphere Client. The article provides comprehensive guidance on the troubleshooting steps, including the common causes of the issue and step-by-step instructions for fixing it. Furthermore, the article offers troubleshooting tips and verification steps to ensure the issue is resolved completely. By following the instructions in this article, users can quickly and efficiently resolve permissions errors, preventing downtime and ensuring optimal performance in their vSphere environment. Whether you are currently facing permissions errors or want to be prepared, the VMware KB article is an invaluable resource for troubleshooting and resolving these issues.
10. Error: Unable to Connect to the MKS while Connecting to Remote Console (2150981)
This VMware KB article “Error: Unable to Connect to the MKS while Connecting to Remote Console (2150981)” provides valuable information for resolving the error message that occurs when attempting to connect to a virtual machine using the Remote Console feature. The article outlines common causes of the issue and offers step-by-step instructions for resolving it, including troubleshooting tips and verification steps to ensure the problem is fixed. By following the guidance in this article, users can quickly and efficiently resolve the error and reconnect to the virtual machine, avoiding downtime and maintaining optimal performance in their vSphere environment. Whether you are currently experiencing this error or want to be prepared in case it occurs, this VMware KB article is an essential resource to have.
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