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Ashish Sharma

About Ashish Sharma

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

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

Top 20 vSphere articles for December 2017

  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. Unable to log in to the root account of vCenter Server Appliance
  4. Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.5
  5. Large Java dump files created in the location /storage/log/vmware/perfcharts
  6. Component Manager services fail at starting Content Library Service
  7. How to reset the lost or forgotten root password in vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
  8. ESXi host disconnects intermittently from vCenter Server
  9. vmware-dataservice-sca and vsphere-client status change from green to yellow
  10. Best practices for upgrading to vCenter Server 6.5
  11. Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server or later virtual machines fail upon reboot
  12. How to unlock and reset SSO password in vSphere 6.x
  13. “fsck failed” error when starting vCenter Server Appliance
  14. The vpxd process becomes unresponsive after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5/6.0
  15. How to repoint vCenter Server 6.x between External PSC within a site
  16. “Failed to verify the SSL certificate for one or more vCenter Server Systems” error in the vSphere Web Client
  17. Subscribing to VMware Compatibility Guide updates using the RSS feed
  18. Cannot change the vCenter Server or Platform Service Controller 6.x hostname
  19. Error “Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer”
  20. VCSA 6.5 fails to start with error: Failed to start file system check on /dev/disk…

New KB articles published for week ending 24th December 2017

VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Workstation

VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Workstation EOA and End of Renewals
Date Published: 2017/12/20

VMware User Environment Manager

Using User Environment Manager to run a script with elevated privileges
Date Published: 2017/12/18

UEM Privilege Elevation issue when users are member of Network Configuration Operators group
Date Published: 2017/12/22

VMware vCenter Server

How to disable auto-fitting of Windows guest OS screen resolution when accessing from Web Client and VMRC
Date Published: 2017/12/19

Unable to create linked clone of a virtual machine from VMFS5/NFS to VMFS6
Date Published: 2017/12/20

Full Patch for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Update 1d

Date Published: 2017/12/19

Security Patch for VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1d

Date Published: 2017/12/19

VMware vSphere ESXi

ESXi 6.5 U1 host fails with PSOD on server with AMD EYPC 7xx1 processors
Date Published: 2017/12/19

RAID mode of Intel Corporation Lewisburg SATA AHCI Controller is not supported in ESXi 6.5
Date Published: 2017/12/19

VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201712001

Date Published: 2017/12/19

VMware NSX

Palo Alto Networks Panorama 8.0.6, PAN-OS 8.0.3, NSX Plugin 2.0 intergration with NSX 6.2.4/6.3.0 on vSphere 5.5/6.0/6.5
Date Published: 2017/12/19

VMware vSAN

Downloading driver module fails in proxy environment in Configure >> vSAN > Updates in Web Client
Date Published: 2017/12/21

VMware App Volumes

VMware App Volumes computer based assignments with Writable Volumes
Date Published: 2017/12/21

New KB articles published for week ending 17th December 2017

VMware vSphere ESXi

vSAN performance graphs are empty
Date Published: 2017/12/15

Bootbank mounts to /tmp folder and configuration lost when booting from qfle3f device
Date Published: 2017/12/11

VMware NSX for vSphere

Upgrade to NSX for vSphere 6.3.5 may fail in an environment using CA certificates
Date Published: 2017/12/13

VM under DFW loses network connectivity after vMotion to another host in the NSX cluster
Date Published: 2017/12/11

VMware vRealize Automation

Cannot create/add Directory with type Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication) if Bind User Account UPN prefix does not match sAMAccountName and/or UPN suffix does not match domain name
Date Published: 2017/12/11

VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware Cloud Foundation sos tool returns a failed status for health check
Date Published: 2017/12/14

VMware vRealize Log Insight

Improve Query performance by removing corrupted buckets in vRealize Log Insight
Date Published: 2017/12/15

VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Deployment fails with error “ClusterNotFoundException” in LCM 1.0
Date Published: 2017/12/15

New KB articles published for week ending 10th December 2017

VMware NSX for vSphere

DLR ARP traffic is not suppressed as expected
Date Published: 2017/12/04

Rising VM System Security for VMware NSX 6.3.0, 6.2.4
Date Published: 2017/12/05

Stateless Host reboot results with the error: UserVars.RmqClientToken’ is invalid or exceeds the maximum number of characters permitted
Date Published: 2017/12/06

VMware SDK Support

Only one virtual SCSI adapter is used for hot-add during backup and subsequent concurrent backups use nbdssl
Date Published: 2017/12/04

VMware User Environment Manager

Migrating existing Local Profile folders content with Folder Redirection and User Environment Manager
Date Published: 2017/12/04

VMware Horizon DaaS On Premise Platform

VXLAN supportability in DaaS 7.0.x ( Copper )
Date Published: 2017/12/06

VMware vSphere

Guest operating systems which support virtual NVDIMM
Date Published: 2017/12/06

 

Top vSAN articles for November 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. Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products
  5. Deployment guidelines for running VMware vSAN and VMware vSphere VMFS datastores on a Dell H730 controller with the lsi_mr3 driver
  6. “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error
  7. 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
  8. vSAN performance diagnostics reports: “vSAN is experiencing congestion in one or more disk group(s)”
  9. Virtual Machine with more than 64GB memory fails to Storage vMotion to vSAN cluster
  10. Cannot view or add vSAN Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client
  11. “Failed to create directory” error when running vSAN 5.5/6.x
  12. VMware vSAN 6.1 fulfillment
  13. “Unexpected status code: 503” error in vSAN health check plug-in
  14. vSAN Multicast performance test fails
  15. SSD log buildup can cause poor performance in a VMware vSAN Cluster
  16. vSAN on disk upgrade fails at 10%
  17. vSAN Health Service – Cluster – Disk format version
  18. vSAN 6.2 hybrid disk group performance degradation

Top NSX articles for November 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. ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com
  4. Modifying the interface configuration for an already deployed DLR/ESG fails with a blank error message
  5. vCenter Server access is blocked after creating a Deny All rule in DFW
  6. Logging in to the NSX Manager Command Line Interface (CLI) as admin fails after upgrade
  7. Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products
  8. “Not Ready” Installation Status in NSX
  9. Virtual machine in ESXi is unresponsive with a non-paged pool memory leak
  10. Network connectivity issues after upgrade in NSX/VCNS environment
  11. EAM fails with OutOfMemoryErrors
  12. Guest Introspection status reports “Warning: Guest Introspection service not ready”
  13. Backing up the NSX Manager to OpenSSH 7.x or later fails
  14. Upgrade,redeploy and deleting an NSX Edge fails
  15. Virtual machines are stuck at 0% or 35% when powering on
  16. NSX Edge upgrade to 6.3.3 fails when configured with IPv6 default gateway
  17. At times certain controller APIs could fail due to cleanup of API server reference files
  18. Upgrading from NSX-v 6.2.0, 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 to NSX-v 6.3.5 fails
  19. “No NSX Managers available” error in the vSphere Web Client

Top 20 vSphere articles for November 2017

  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. Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.5
  4. Unable to log in to the root account of vCenter Server Appliance
  5. Large Java dump files created in the location /storage/log/vmware/perfcharts
  6. How to reset the lost or forgotten root password in vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
  7. ESXi host disconnects intermittently from vCenter Server
  8. Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server or later virtual machines fail upon reboot
  9. How to repoint vCenter Server 6.x between External PSC within a site
  10. “fsck failed” error when starting vCenter Server Appliance
  11. Error “Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer”
  12. The vpxd process becomes unresponsive after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5/6.0
  13. Cannot change the vCenter Server or Platform Service Controller 6.x hostname
  14. vmware-dataservice-sca and vsphere-client status change from green to yellow
  15. Best practices for upgrading to vCenter Server 6.5
  16. How to unlock and reset SSO password in vSphere 6.x
  17. “No host data available” reported in Hardware status tab
  18. “Failed to verify the SSL certificate for one or more vCenter Server Systems” error in the vSphere Web Client
  19. ESX Agent Manager solution user fails to log in after replacing the vCenter Server certificates in vSphere 6.0
  20. “back-end property provider” error while adding new datastore in vSphere Web Client

New KB articles published for week ending 3rd December 2017

VMware NSX for vSphere

Upgrading from NSX-v 6.2.0, 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 to NSX-v 6.3.5 fails
Date Published: 2017/11/27

Performance issues when third party file filter drivers co-exist with Guest Introspection drivers
Date Published: 2017/11/30

VMware ESXi

Permission for Domain Group removed when Active Directory is not reachable
Date Published: 2017/11/29

Virtual machines might be migrated to unexpected ESXi host when powering off all ESXi hosts in HA cluster
Date Published: 2017/11/29

vCenter Server becomes unresponsive when host profiles prior to 5.1 attached to 5.5 and later hosts inside cluster profile
Date Published: 2017/11/29

VMware Workstation Player

CPU Requirements for VMware Workstation 14.x
Date Published: 2017/11/28

VMware vCenter Server

ActiveCluster VMware vMSC
Date Published: 2017/11/28

VMware Horizon

Windows 10 Guest OS support FAQ for Horizon 7.x and 6.x
Date Published: 2017/11/29

Provisioning or Resyncing Instant Clones is slow in Horizon 7.1 or 7.2
Date Published: 2017/12/01

VMware vSAN

Deploying a vMSC across two sites using MacroSAN SDAS
Date Published: 2017/11/29

VMware vCloud Director for Service Provider

Upgrade of Edge Gateway results in an Unmanageable Edge in vCloud Director for Service Providers 8.20.x
Date Published: 2017/11/30

VMware vCenter Lifecycle Manager

vRSLCM UI might become inaccessible after running for x days (x > 20 days)
Date Published: 2017/11/30