User account locked in vCenter Server Appliance

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We’ve recently noticed a number of cases where vSphere administrators become locked out of their accounts or receive reports of incorrect passwords in the vCenter Server Appliance. If you find yourself in this position, here are two articles that address these issues: KB 2034608 When attempting to log into the VMware vSphere 5.1, 5.5, or Read more...

Top 20 ESXi articles for December 2015

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After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCenter Server Licensing ESXi 5.x and vCenter Server 5.x Licensing ESXi 6.x and vCenter Server 6.x Reverting to a previous version of ESXi Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESXi/ESX Collecting diagnostic information for VMware ESX/ESXi Read more...

What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b

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SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default Background Across the industry, enterprise software products and solutions are dropping use of and support for the SSLv3 protocol. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) officially deprecated the SSLv3 protocol in RFC 7568 due to its obsolescence and inherent unfixability. Instead, IETF recommends the latest version of TLS. VMware is Read more...

Database issues when upgrading vSphere

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For today’s post, we’d like to focus on issues surrounding DB validation during upgrade. Many of you are running into one of the issues when moving to vSphere 6.0 Does anything here look familiar? vCenter Server installation fails with ODBC and DSN errors (1003928) Upgrading vCenter Server fails with the error: DSN is pointing to Read more...

Fresh vSphere 6 KB articles!

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vSphere 6.0 has been out now for a few weeks and you early adopters have been busy kicking the tires. We’ve heard some very encouraging things about this release ie: the web client improvements. It’s always interesting and top of mind for us to see what issues emerge in everyone’s environments and we monitor support Read more...