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Ashish Sharma

About Ashish Sharma

Ashish Sharma is a Digital Platform Specialist within the Global Services - Digital Platform Experience group at VMware. He is a self-confessed IT personality, whose job is to make things simpler.

New KB articles published for week ending 1st April 2018

VMware NSX for vSphere

“using –physdev-out in the OUTPUT, FORWARD and POSTROUTING chains for non-bridged traffic is not supported anymore” reported in NSX Edge logs
Date Published: 2018/03/30

NETSCOUT vSCOUT For NSX-v 6.2 and 6.3
Date Published: 2018/03/27

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers

VIC Containers Running Selenium Report “org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: connection refused”
Date Published: 2018/03/28

VIC Container Deployment Using docker-compose Results in “Connection pool is full”
Date Published: 2018/03/28

VMware ESXi

Unable to assign 4 CPU cores to a VM on VMWare ESXi version 6.5.0 build 4887370, you are limited to 2 CPU cores, per socket.
Date Published: 2018/03/28

vSphere Stretch Cluster Solutions with IBM SAN Volume Controller HyperSwap
Date Published: 2018/03/27

During NDU, Connectivity to LUNS is lost with APD and PDL conditions
Date Published: 2018/03/27

Hardware health status monitoring is unstable and not displayed
Date Published: 2018/03/26

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Enable DNS Server Property Collection in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2018/03/29

Remote Collector in a Collector Group shows Offline Status in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2018/03/28

Supported Virtual Hardware versions in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2018/03/28

VMware vRealize Automation

vRA inbound / outbound fails when using Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Date Published: 2018/03/26

VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

“403 ACCESS_TO_RESOURCE_IS_FORBIDDEN” error when running the vcav hbr check command from the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance
Date Published: 2018/03/26

VMware Horizon Cloud

How to avoid rolling maintenance ?
Date Published: 2018/03/27

VMware Cloud on AWS

Certified backup solutions on VMware Cloud on AWS: Commvault Version 11
Date Published: 2018/03/28

VMware vRealize Network Insight

[vRNI] [3.X] False alert : VxLan does not have an uplink on specified host
Date Published: 2018/03/29

vRNI – How to enable/disable support-tunnel via CLI
Date Published: 2018/03/28

VMware Workstation

How to disable display resolution setting through VMware Tools
Date Published: 2018/03/29

VMware NSX-T

After creation of Tier0 logical router, the Edge CLI displays the error: “An unexpected error occurred”
Date Published: 2018/03/30

VMware View

Duplicate event records are being inserted into Events table and the Events database size is growing rapidly
Date Published: 2018/03/30

VMware vRealize Log Insight

How to reset the root password in VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.x
Date Published: 2018/03/30

VMware Horizon

Horizon Instant Clones pool creation fails on vSAN datastores that are not shared between clusters
Date Published: 2018/03/31

New KB articles published for week ending 25th March 2018

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers

VCH creation wizard does not list any vSphere distributed switches in the dropdown list
Date Published: 2018/03/19

VMware NSX for vSphere

eBGP between DLR and Edge may experience a routing loop after upgrading to NSX-v 6.3.5
Date Published: 2018/03/20

VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

RabbitMQ login is refused when configuring the vSphere Replication Cloud Service in vCloud Availability
Date Published: 2018/03/22

“Unable to create replication group on secondary site.” exception when configuring replications using vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
Date Published: 2018/03/22

VMware vSphere Replication

Virtual machine is consistently going into RPO violation state
Date Published: 2018/03/21

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

OVA Deployment of vRealize Operations Manager fails in vCenter HTML5 Client
Date Published: 2018/03/21

vCenter Users are unable to run reports in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2018/03/21

Reports run from vSphere World level are blank in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2018/03/21

/storage/log is full on vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Appliance
Date Published: 2018/03/21

Manual discovery of HA enabled clusters fails in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2018/03/24

VMware vRealize Log Insight

Exporting Event Results Return Incomplete Results in vRealize Log Insight 4.x
Date Published: 2018/03/22

Alerts are not showing Host name in vRealize Log Insight 4.x
Date Published: 2018/03/24

VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure

Accidental deletion of Auxiliary domain bind account when Domain Bind information is changed
Date Published: 2018/03/22

VMware vRealize Network Insight

[vRNI] [3.x] How to query network Metrics for NSX Edges
Date Published: 2018/03/22

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201803001
Date Published: 2018/03/20

VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201803001
Date Published: 2018/03/20

VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201803001
Date Published: 2018/03/20

New KB articles published for week ending 18th March 2018

VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Advanced

Enabling and disabling local authentication for vRealize Business for Cloud
Date Published: 2018/03/14

VMware vRealize Automation

“HTTP Status 502” error when attempting to export the list of Managed Machines from the vRA Infrastructure tab
Date Published: 2018/03/13

Identity Provider is missing connectors
Date Published: 2018/03/13

Upgrade from vRA 7.1 to 7.3.1 fails when Management Agents were not upgraded to new version
Date Published: 2018/03/14

VMware vCenter Server

Upgrading vCenter Server 6.5 clears local OS permission
Date Published: 2018/03/16

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Datastore Cluster summary shows question mark for number of Powered on Virtual machines in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2018/03/15

Minimum Collection User Permissions in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2018/03/16

VMware vCloud Director for Service Provider

In vCD 8.20.x & earlier versions when we create VM with Hardware version 10, it shows “Windows Server 2016” in the OS list
Date Published: 2018/03/16

The vCenter proxy service fails to start on Cloud Director cells while Cloud Proxy cells are active
Date Published: 2018/03/15

VMware ESXi

Microsoft patches KB4088875 and KB4088878 may cause Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 virtual machines to lose IP address information
Date Published: 2018/03/15

VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure

Finding agent versions compatible with Horizon Cloud Hosted tenants
Date Published: 2018/03/16

Desktop Health,Utilization, Session History, and Concurrency tab under report section are empty
Date Published: 2018/03/16

Top 20 NSX articles for February 2018

  1. Virtual machine in ESXi is unresponsive with a non-paged pool memory leak
  2. Licensing vShield 1.x/5.0
  3. VMs running on ESXi 5.5 with vShield endpoint activated fails during snapshot operations
  4. Performing vMotion or powering on a virtual machine being protected by vShield Endpoint fails
  5. When using VMware vShield App Firewall, virtual machines fail to connect to the vSwitch/vDS/network with the error: Failed to connect virtual device Ethernet0
  6. “The pending transaction requires xxx MB free space” error when installing VIBs
  7. Installing VMware vShield App fails with the error: Previous installation of host services encountered an error
  8. Systems running MOVE Agentless 3.0 on ESXi 5.5 suffer performance issues or become unresponsive
  9. ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 2 host with vShield Endpoint 1.0 installed fails with a purple diagnostic screen mentioning VFileFilterReconnectWork
  10. ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com
  11. Degraded Windows network file copy performance after full ESXi 5 VMware Tools installation
  12. Slow VMs after upgrading VMware Tools in NSX and vCloud Networking and Security
  13. Windows virtual machines using the vShield Endpoint TDI Manager or NSX Network Introspection Driver (vnetflt.sys) driver fails with a blue diagnostic screen
  14. vShield Manager appliance system disk is full in VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x
  15. Network connectivity issues after upgrade in NSX/VCNS environment
  16. NSX Controller disconnected or isolates intermittently
  17. Troubleshooting vShield Endpoint / NSX Guest Introspection
  18. Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products
  19. Duplicate VTEPs in ESXi hosts after rebooting vCenter Server
  20. After upgrading to VMware ESXi 5.5 Patch Release ESXi550-201504002, virtual machines using VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x or Cisco Nexus 1000v are unable to communicate across hosts

Top 20 vSAN articles for February 2018

  1. Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error
  2. Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers
  3. vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health fails
  4. Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products
  5. How to manually remove and recreate a vSAN disk group using esxcli
  6. vSAN CLOMD daemon may fail when trying to repair objects with 0 byte components
  7. Replacing SSD disk on a vSAN cluster
  8. vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2 displays on non-vSAN enabled ESXi hosts displays the message: Retrieve a ticket to register the vSAN VASA Provider
  9. Virtual Machine with more than 64GB memory fails to Storage vMotion to vSAN cluster
  10. vSAN performance diagnostics reports: “vSAN is experiencing congestion in one or more disk group(s)”
  11. On vSAN 6.6 and 6.6.1 cluster, Testing health check fails randomly
  12. Diskgroups fail to mount due to heap exhaustion
  13. Cannot view or add vSAN Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client
  14. “The ramdisk “vsantraces” is full” error reports in vSAN logging
  15. Initializing vSAN during boot takes a longer time
  16. “Unexpected status code: 503” error in vSAN health check plug-in
  17. “Virtual SAN objects available for provisioning” task fails
  18. vSAN host may encounter a purple diagnostic screen during performance statistics updates
  19. “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error
  20. “Virtual SAN Disk Balance” warning alarm during vSAN health check

Top 20 vSphere articles for February 2018

  1. vCenter Appliance root Partition 100% full due to Audit.log files not being rotated
  2. “invalid credentials LDAP Error 49” error when starting Inventory Services in vCenter Server 6.x
  3. Troubleshooting an ESXi/ESX host in non responding state
  4. Unable to log in to the root account of vCenter Server Appliance
  5. Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.5
  6. Component Manager services fail at starting Content Library Service
  7. Large Java dump files created in the location /storage/log/vmware/perfcharts
  8. How to reset the lost or forgotten root password in vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
  9. Best practices for upgrading to vCenter Server 6.5
  10. “fsck failed” error when starting vCenter Server Appliance
  11. License key requirements for new version of VMware products
  12. ESXi host disconnects intermittently from vCenter Server
  13. vmware-dataservice-sca and vsphere-client status change from green to yellow
  14. ESX/ESXi hosts do not respond and is grayed out
  15. How to unlock and reset SSO password in vSphere 6.x
  16. Error “Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer”
  17. “Failed to verify the SSL certificate for one or more vCenter Server Systems” error in the vSphere Web Client
  18. The vpxd process becomes unresponsive after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5/6.0
  19. How to repoint vCenter Server 6.x between External PSC within a site
  20. “The host returns esxupdate error code:15” error when remediating an ESXi 5.x and 6.x host

New KB articles published for week ending 4th March 2018

VMware Horizon

Windows Server 2016 RDSH have issue with Intel GPU
Date Published: 2018/03/01

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Joining vCenter Server Appliance or ESXi host into Active Directory domain fails with error: LW_ERROR_LDAP_CONSTRAINT_VIOLATION or LW_ERROR_LDAP_INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS
Date Published: 2018/02/26

Unable to list users for the selected domain and/or authenticate from Active Directory users into vSphere SSO domain after adding identity source
Date Published: 2018/02/26

VMware NSX for vSphere

NSX Edge Load Balancing fails when the VIP contains TCP port range from 10000-64000
Date Published: 2018/03/03

New KB articles published for week ending 25th February 2018

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Increase /storage/db filesystem in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Date Published: 2018/02/20

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3.0 OVA deploy fails with “wrong file size specified in OVF descriptor”
Date Published: 2018/02/23

VMware vRealize Network Insight

vRealize Network Insight Sample Search Queries
Date Published: 2018/02/22

VMware SDDC Manager

How to import the certificates used in a VMware Cloud Foundation environment to a client system
Date Published: 2018/02/23

VMware Horizon

In a Cloud Pod Architecture setup, desktop launch on remote pod fails when global entitlements are assigned using user groups
Date Published: 2018/02/19

Workaround for issue with desktop pool assigning two desktops for same user
Date Published: 2018/02/19

App Volumes

Adding network printer fails when attaching AppStack that includes printer driver
Date Published: 2018/02/21

VMware vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Log Insight hotfix addressing ILB failover when using NSX logical switch with unicast or multicast mode
Date Published: 2018/02/20

VMware vSAN

Commvault Data Protection for virtual machines deployed on VMware vSAN data stores
Date Published: 2018/02/20

Commvault Data Protection KB articles
Date Published: 2018/02/20

VMware Integrated OpenStack

VIO Horizon and API calls are slower in VIO 4.x as compared to VIO 3.x
Date Published: 2018/02/21

VMware vCloud Director

Invalid vapp_vm entries when upgrading vCloud Director from pre-8.10 to 8.10 or higher using Oracle 11g
Date Published: 2018/02/21

VMware NSX for vSphere

DFW rules are incorrectly applied to NSX Edge ESGs and DLRs
Date Published: 2018/02/23

Top 20 vSAN articles for December 2017

  1. Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error
  2. vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health fails
  3. Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers
  4. Replacing SSD disk on a vSAN cluster
  5. Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products
  6. vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2 displays on non-vSAN enabled ESXi hosts displays the message: Retrieve a ticket to register the vSAN VASA Provider
  7. vSAN CLOMD daemon may fail when trying to repair objects with 0 byte components
  8. “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error
  9. Initializing vSAN during boot takes a longer time
  10. How to manually remove and recreate a vSAN disk group using esxcli
  11. “The ramdisk “vsantraces” is full” error reports in vSAN logging
  12. Deployment guidelines for running VMware vSAN and VMware vSphere VMFS datastores on a Dell H730 controller with the lsi_mr3 driver
  13. Certification of Dell PERC H730 and FD332-PERC Controllers with vSAN 6.x
  14. vSAN performance diagnostics reports: “vSAN is experiencing congestion in one or more disk group(s)”
  15. Virtual Machine with more than 64GB memory fails to Storage vMotion to vSAN cluster
  16. On vSAN 6.6 and 6.6.1 cluster, Testing health check fails randomly
  17. Heavy resync traffic may cause VM IO performance degradation
  18. Diskgroups fail to mount due to heap exhaustion
  19. “Virtual SAN Disk Balance” warning alarm during vSAN health check
  20. vSAN 6.2 hybrid disk group performance degradation

Top 20 NSX articles for December 2017

  1. Troubleshooting vShield Endpoint / NSX Guest Introspection
  2. Guest Introspection memory usage spikes to 90+% or you see the error: “Lost communication with ESX module” in NSX-V 6.3
  3. Deploying NSX Controller fails in NSX-v 6.3.3 and 6.3.4
  4. ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com
  5. At times certain controller APIs could fail due to cleanup of API server reference files
  6. Cannot save Microsoft Office files to a shared directory on a virtual machine protected by VMware vShield Endpoint and an agentless anti-virus solution
  7. “Not Ready” Installation Status in NSX
  8. Logging in to the NSX Manager Command Line Interface (CLI) as admin fails after upgrade
  9. NSX Edge upgrade to 6.3.3 fails when configured with IPv6 default gateway
  10. Modifying the interface configuration for an already deployed DLR/ESG fails with a blank error message
  11. Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products
  12. Guest Introspection status reports “Warning: Guest Introspection service not ready”
  13. Virtual machine in ESXi is unresponsive with a non-paged pool memory leak
  14. vCenter Server access is blocked after creating a Deny All rule in DFW
  15. Upgrading from NSX-v 6.2.0, 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 to NSX-v 6.3.5 fails
  16. Heartbeat failure error of non-existing hosts in NSX Manager
  17. EAM fails with OutOfMemoryErrors
  18. NSX Manager disk becomes full with IDFW data
  19. Upgrade,redeploy and deleting an NSX Edge fails
  20. “No NSX Managers available” error in the vSphere Web Client