Troubleshooting “SSO log directory full” in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0

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This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot “SSO log directory full” warnings in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0. This is a known issue affecting vCenter Server Appliance 6.0, and currently, there is no resolution. You see that the /storage/log directory is highly utilized in an Embedded vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Controller Server Appliance 6.0. To work Read more...

How to recreate a missing vmdk AKA virtual machine disk descriptor file

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This video tells you how to recreate a missing virtual machine disk descriptor, also know as the vmdk file. Note: VMware recommends to attempt to restore the missing descriptor file from backups if possible. If this is not possible, proceed with recreating the virtual machine disk descriptor file. Watch the video to see the steps taken Read more...

How to install Windows in VMware Fusion using Easy Install

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This video demonstrates how to install Windows guest operating system using the Easy Install feature in VMware Fusion. Before creating a virtual machine, you must obtain the operating system and any necessary product keys for installation in that virtual machine. VMware Fusion does not come with any operating systems to install in virtual machines you Read more...

Troubleshooting Virtual SAN Providers status- Disconnected

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This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot Virtual SAN Providers which display the status as disconnected in the vSphere Web Client. This issue occurs if the SMS certificate for vCenter server is expired. To resolve this issue, expired certificate will be removed and a new certificate will be generated. Read more...

Troubleshooting Virtual SAN on-disk format upgrade to 3.0 failures

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This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot Virtual SAN on-disk format upgrade to 3.0, which may fail in small Virtual SAN clusters or ROBO/stretched clusters. Attempting an on-disk upgrade in certain VSAN configurations may result in failure. Configurations that can cause these errors include: The stretched VSAN Cluster consists of two ESXi Hosts and the Witness Read more...