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Top 20 vCenter articles for June 2017

  1. Uploading diagnostic information for VMware through the Secure FTP portal
  2. “invalid credentials LDAP Error 49” error when starting Inventory Services in vCenter Server 6.x
  3. “Failed to verify the SSL certificate for one or more vCenter Server Systems” error in the vSphere Web Client
  4. Cannot extend datastore through vCenter Server
  5. Purging old data from the database used by vCenter Server
  6. Managing licenses on ESXi hosts using the vSphere Web Client
  7. vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificate validation error messages for external solutions in environments with a External Platform Services Controller
  8. Updating vCenter Server 6.0 to a later release fails on VCSServiceManager with error code ‘1603’
  9. Best practices for upgrading to vCenter Server 6.5
  10. Using the cmsso command to unregister vCenter Server from Single Sign-On
  11. Increasing the size of a virtual disk
  12. Back up and restore vCenter Server Appliance/vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres database
  13. How to stop, start, or restart vCenter Server services
  14. “A general system error occurred: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it” error when powering on VMs on vCenter Server 6.0
  15. How to unlock and reset SSO administrator password in vSphere 5.5
  16. Download URLs for VMware vSphere Client
  17. Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products
  18. How to unlock and reset SSO password in vSphere 6.x
  19. How to reset Inventory Service database for vCenter Server
  20. Configuring Platform Service Controller HA in vSphere 6.5

Top 20 NSX articles for June 2017

  1. Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products
  2. Best Practices for upgrading NSX for vSphere
  3. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products
  4. vCenter Server certificate validation error for external solutions in environments with Embedded Platform Services Controller
  5. ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com
  6. Registering NSX Manager to Lookup Service with External Platform Service Controller (PSC) fails with the error: server certificate chain not verified
  7. Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0
  8. VMware Virtual Appliances and customizations to operating system and included packages
  9. VPN tunnel drops intermittently between NSX Edge and Meraki devices
  10. Licensing vSphere 5.5.x/6.0.x and NSX for vSphere 6.x
  11. High disk and CPU usage in NSX Manager
  12. vNIC modification of vCNS 5.x Edges fails on NSX Manager
  13. vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificate validation error for external VMware Solutions in vSphere 6.0
  14. Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Integrated OpenStack
  15. “Agent VIB module not installed” when installing EAM/VXLAN Agent using VUM
  16. NSX Manager high CPU utilization triggered by many simultaneous vMotion tasks
  17. “Not Ready” Installation Status in NSX
  18. Deleting duplicate EAM agency in vSphere 6.x for NSX
  19. “Split Brain detected” error in NSX 6.2.3 DLR HA nodes
  20. How to determine if vShield or vCloud Networking & Security is installed before deploying NSX

Top 20 ESXi articles for June 2017

  1. Snapshot removal task stops at 99% in ESXi/ESX
  2. Contacting a VMware Partner
  3. ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI PSOD on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers
  4. How to consolidate snapshots in vSphere 5.x/6.x
  5. Using the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes
  6. Unable to power off the virtual machine in an ESXi host
  7. Making a VMware feature request
  8. “LINT1 motherboard interrupt” error in an ESX/ESXi host
  9. Cannot extend datastore through vCenter Server
  10. Collecting diagnostic information for VMware ESX/ESXi
  11. “state in doubt; requested fast path state update” error in ESXi
  12. Understanding VM snapshots in ESXi / ESX
  13. End of General Support for vSphere 5.0 and vSphere 5.1
  14. Unable to delete the virtual machine snapshots
  15. Recreating a missing virtual machine disk descriptor file
  16. Best practices for using snapshots in the vSphere environment
  17. Managing licenses on ESXi hosts using the vSphere Web Client
  18. Determining detailed build number information for VMware hosts
  19. After upgrading ESXi hosts to ESXi600-201706001 Hardware 3D graphics functioning fails
  20. Using the esxcli storage vmfs unmap command to reclaim VMFS deleted blocks on thin-provisioned LUNs

 

Top 20 VSAN articles for June 2017

  1. Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error
  2. vSphere 5.5 vSAN requirements
  3. FAQ: Support statement for 512e and 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere and vSAN
  4. Cannot view or add vSAN Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client
  5. VMware vSAN witness appliance may be using evaluation license key instead of embedded key
  6. Unable to upload, copy or create files in a VMware vSAN-backed datastore
  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. False “Virtual SAN health” alarms triggered, Web Client/RVC checks return a green/passed state
  9. Required vSAN and ESXi configuration for controllers based on the LSI 3108 chipset
  10. vSAN CLOMD daemon may fail when trying to repair objects with 0 byte components
  11. vSAN Performance service is not enabled after upgrading the VMware vSAN to 6.2.x
  12. Destage process can result in poor performance in vSAN deduplication environments
  13. vSAN memory or SSD congestion reached threshold limit
  14. VMware vSAN 6.1 fulfillment
  15. Heavy resync traffic may cause VM IO performance degradation
  16. Enabling or disabling a vSAN cluster\
  17. “Virtual SAN Disk Balance” warning alarm during vSAN health check
  18. Redirecting vSAN trace-level messages to a syslog server
  19. vSAN performance enhancements delivered with vSphere 6.0 Update 3 and vSphere 6.5.0d(vSAN 6.6)
  20. Using vSAN Health Service on vCenter Server causes vpxd memory to grow

 

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for June 2017

  1. Joining the VMWare vCenter Server Appliance or VMware vRealize Automation Identity Appliance to a domain fails with the error: Error trying to join AD, error code [31]
  2. Logging in to a tenant with verified administrator credentials or user credentials fails in vRA 6.2.x
  3. Repairing or updating the trust between all components within vRealize Automation 6.x environment
  4. Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products
  5. How to remove a virtual machine from Management in vRA or vCAC
  6. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products
  7. How to use JXplorer to update the LDAP string for an identity source for vRA 6.0.x, 6.1.x
  8. How to delete empty deployments in vRA 7.x
  9. Unable to add Active Directory users or groups to vCenter Server Appliance or vRealize Automation permissions
  10. Directory sync in vRA 7.x fails with error ‘Connector Communication failed with Response’
  11. Connecting to a resource using the Remote Console (VMRC) option in VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.1 fails with the error: Cannot establish a remote console connection
  12. Various tasks fail while calling stored procedures with errors: “Error executing query usp_<SP Name>”
  13. “NullPointer Exception” when viewing the requests from the CAFE plugin inventory in vRealize Orchestrator 7.3
  14. Removing an IPv4 address from a defined static pool in VMware vRealize Automation
  15. Configuring log rotation by file size in vRA and vRO
  16. VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment
  17. “Unable to connect on port” error when logging in to the vRealize Orchestrator
  18. How to backup or export embedded Postgres DB from vRealize Automation appliance
  19. Services take a long time or fail to start in vRA HA environment
  20. Troubleshooting Model Manager Data installation failures in VMware vRealize Automation

New KB articles published for week ending 1st July 2017

VMware NSX for vSphere

Guest Introspection for NSX – Licensing
Date Published: 2017/06/26

NSX Manager high CPU utilization triggered by many simultaneous vMotion tasks
Date Published: 2017/06/26

No flows shown in Flow Monitoring of VM
Date Published: 2017/06/26

Upgrade,redeploy and deleting an NSX Edge fails
Date Published: 2017/06/26

NSX Host vsfwd agent intermittent connection fail with NSX manager
Date Published: 2017/06/29

EAM VIB URL points to incorrect vCenter Server name or IP
Date Published: 2017/06/27

NSX Guest Introspection pre-requisites
Date Published: 2017/06/29

“eam-snapshot” snapshot on Service VMs
Date Published: 2017/06/29

Limitation of renaming Partner Service VMs
Date Published: 2017/06/29

VMware vRealize Orchestrator

Collecting vRO log bundle using command line from vRO 7.x appliance
Date Published: 2017/06/26

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Client Integration Plugin (CIP) issues with deploying an AVF/OVA, file transfer, and VCSA deployment from Internet Explorer
Date Published: 2017/06/26

Upgrading vCenter Server Appliance from 6.0 to 6.5 results in an error: “Unable to detect appliance type”
Date Published: 2017/06/28

VMware vCenter Server

DRS migrates VMs when the cluster appears/shows balanced after upgrade to vCenter 6.0 U3 or 6.5
Date Published: 2017/06/26

Cannot deploy an OVF in vCenter 6.5.0b (build 5178943) and later
Date Published: 2017/06/29

Staging the patches fails with error “The host returns esxupdate error code:99” on ESXi host 6.x
Date Published: 2017/06/27

VMware Virtual Disk Development

VDDK restore may fail with connection time out error if “vixDiskLib.nfc.ReadTimeoutMs” flag is set to a higher value
Date Published: 2017/06/27

VMware vRealize Orchestrator

Unable to access vRealize Orchestrator control center page with “HTTP error 404”
Date Published: 2017/06/27

VMware ESXi

VMware Response to CVE-2017-1000364, CVE-2017-1000366, CVE-2017-1000367, and CVE-2017-1000376: ‘The Stack Clash’ privilege escalation vulnerabilities
Date Published: 2017/06/28

Serial and Parallel Ports are not visible after Upgrading VMware Virtual Hardware version to 11
Date Published: 2017/06/28

ESXi host crashes PSOD with nv_interrupt_handler
Date Published: 2017/06/27

VMware vCloud Networking and Security

Removing vCNS/vShield Manager from your environment
Date Published: 2017/06/27

VMware vRealize Business Advanced

Public Cloud Comparison fails with “System is unable to process the request at this time due to some internal error. Please reload the page or try again later.”
Date Published: 2017/06/28

New KB articles published for week ending 24th June 2017

vSphere ESXi

“Unable to set the network parameters\n” error when deploying VCSA 6.5

Date Published: 2017/06/20

Cross-vCenter NFC Actions with offline Storage Migrations or Cloning and ‘Netstack’ with ‘TCP/IP Stack’  

Date Published: 2017/06/19

ESXi loses network connectivity, and/or virtual machines experience network problems

Date Published: 2017/06/19

Palo Alto Networks 7.1.9 integration with NSX 6.2.4 and  vSphere 6.0

Date Published: 2017/06/23

VMware NSX for vSphere

Palo Alto Networks 7.1.9 integration with NSX 6.2.4 and  vSphere 6.0

Date Published: 2017/06/19

VMware vRealize Automation

Deleting existing Business Groups in vRealize Automation 7.x fails with ‘Remote Service Error’

Date Published: 2017/06/22

Horizon-workspace restart causes vRA services to fail in HA environment

Date Published: 2017/06/19

How to reset root password in vRA 7.x

Date Published: 2017/06/22

Upgrade to vRealize Automation 7.3 fails while running post-install scripts

Date Published: 2017/06/21

vRA 7.x Global Setting “DaysNotificationBeforeExpire” does not function properly

Date Published: 2017/06/19

XaaS requests fail with System Exception after upgrading vRA from 6.2.5 to 7.3 

Date Published: 2017/06/19

VMware vSAN

Best practices for upgrading ESxi host in vSAN cluster 

Date Published: 2017/06/19

How to remove a disk from a vSAN host

Date Published: 2017/06/19

Migrating virtual machines to vSAN from other clusters

Date Published: 2017/06/19

Slow performance observed in vSAN cluster

Date Published: 2017/06/19

Storage providers show offline in the vSphere Web Client 

Date Published: 2017/06/19

vSAN Health Check reporting congestion 

Date Published: 2017/06/19

vSAN health test fails on Performance Service 

Date Published: 2017/06/19 

vSAN host unable to enter maintenance mode using 3 node cluster

Date Published: 2017/06/19

VMware SDDC Manager

Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Cloud Foundation for Service Providers

Date Published: 2017/06/19

VMware Virtual Disk Development

Restoring single disk of the VM does not restore any data using hotadd mode

Date Published: 2017/06/19

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing docs.vmware.com

Today we are pleased to announce the official launch of docs.vmware.com. This portal unifies the product documentation for all VMware products, versions, and languages into a single platform so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly and easily. VMware products offer a wide range of business solutions from desktop virtualization to supporting your hybrid cloud. We’ve heard your feedback that finding the right information can be difficult. Our search was out of date, the look and feel were not modern, the content was siloed, and the docs were not available on mobile devices. To address these problems, we decided to start from scratch. The design of this site is meant to enable you to better filter content, find relevant answers, and create custom views of information that you can access on any device.

Key Features for You

Here are a few features that we hope will help you find the information that you need.

It’s All About Search

Our site design features search on every page. We built a new search experience powered by Elasticsearch with an intuitive taxonomy to help you more easily locate relevant content. You can search the entire site or a particular book.

Filter to Find What You Need

With tens of thousands of pages of information, you need help reducing the scope of content to the products that you care about. Use the filters to limit your search to particular products, versions, subjects or information types.

Create Custom Docs Collections and Share Content

Your VMware stack spans many products and versions and you need a way to manage the product documentation for your specific portfolio. MyLibrary enables you to assemble custom doc sets and share as HTML collections. You can add and organize product documentation from any product, any version, and any language.

Products currently supported

Currently, we support the products listed below:

  • VMware vSphere
  • VMware NSX for vSphere
  • VMware vSAN
  • VMware vRealize Automation
  • VMware Identity Manager
  • VMware Horizon 7
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • VMware Cloud Foundation
  • VMware Workstation Pro, Player
  • VMware Fusion
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator
Your Feedback

The launch of this site is only Step 1. We’ve put in new feedback mechanisms so we can hear from you more often and make more frequent improvements to the site and content. Explore docs.vmware.com now and let us know if you want to get involved in helping us evolve our docs.

New KB articles published for week ending 17th June 2017

VMware NSX for vSphere

How to determine if vShield or vCloud Networking & Security is installed before deploying NSX
Date Published: 2017/06/12

“Disabled” HA Service status on Edge Appliances after enabling HA
Date Published: 2017/06/15

VMware Horizon

Computer-based Global Policy Objects (GPOs) that require a reboot to take effect are not applied on instant clones.
Date Published: 2017/06/12

Client Drive Redirection Does Not Work on Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703)
Date Published: 2017/06/15

VMware vRealize Automation

vRA authentication connectors failing when Sync Connector is down in HA environment
Date Published: 2017/06/12

“System.NullReferenceException” error received when you manually upgrade vRealize Automation IaaS Web component
Date Published: 2017/06/13

When viewing the Requests from the CAFE plugin inventory in vRealize Orchestrator 7.3, you receive a NullPointer Exception
Date Published: 2017/06/15

Upgrade to vRA 7.3 fails while upgrading DEM and/or DEO
Date Published: 2017/06/13

VMware Identity Manager

VMware Identity Manager Cloud Hosted IP Addresses Change for Americas Region
Date Published: 2017/06/12

VMware ESXi

After upgrading ESXi hosts to ESXi600-201706001 Hardware 3D graphics functioning fails
Date Published: 2017/06/12

VMware vSAN

vSAN Cluster Incorrectly Displays Network Mode as Multicast
Date Published: 2017/06/14

After reboot diskgroups are not mounted
Date Published: 2017/06/16

How to mount disk group using esxcli commands in vSAN
Date Published: 2017/06/16

vSAN Host Not Contributing Stats with SSL error
Date Published: 2017/06/16

VM Storage policy for VM’s may report as “Not applicable” in vSAN
Date Published: 2017/06/16

vSAN Health Check reporting congestion
Date Published: 2017/06/16

VMware vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Log Insight Agent for Linux auto-update depends on HOME environment variable
Date Published: 2017/06/14

VMware vCenter Server

Applying host profile after upgrade of vCenter server to 6.5.0d fails with “no suitable host in the inventory”
Date Published: 2017/06/14

Upgrading vCenter Server 6.0 U3 to vCenter Server 6.5 fails
Date Published: 2017/06/16

vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service gets crashed
Date Published: 2017/06/16

New KB articles published for week ending 10th June 2017

VMware App Volumes

When running background jobs, errors may occur
Date of Published: 2017/06/06

VMware ESXi

ESXi 6.5 Host Fails With a Purple Screen Diagnostic, Indicating That CPU XX / World XXXXXX Tried to Re-Acquire a Lock
Date of Published: 2017/06/06
“ACPI Warning: 32/64X length mismatch….” message in ESXi VMkernel log
Date of Published: 2017/06/06
/Power/PerfBias defaults to 4294967294 and cannot be changed on ESXi 6.5 Hosts
Date of Published: 2017/06/06
Unable to increase datastore using the vSphere Web Client
Date of Published: 2017/06/06

VMware Horizon

Cannot browse OU during virtual desktop pool customization
Date of Published:2017/06/07
Higher contrast color in remote desktops when H.264 is enabled in Horizon Client for Windows
Date of Published:2017/06/07
Horizon Client for Android is not compatible with Samsung Chromebook Plus Model XE510C24
Date of Published:2017/06/07
Horizon Client printer redirection feature consumes too much memory on Windows 10 Creators client
Date of Published:2017/06/07
In Enterprise Center, user cannot reserve any Virtual Machine
Date of Published:2017/06/05

VMware NSX for vSphere

“Guest Introspection Service is not ready” error in Guest Introspection service deployment
Date of Published: 2017/06/09
NSX Edge hangs with /var/log partition at 100% disk usage 
Date of Published: 2017/06/09
NSX Manager detecting duplicate of it’s own IP 
Date of Published: 2017/06/09

VMware User Environment Manager

How to roam Windows 10 Start Menu layout
Date of Published: 2017/06/07

VMware vCloud Director

Adding Distributed Firewall and Advanced Networking Services rights using the API in vCloud Director 8.20
Date of Published: 2017/06/05

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 Sizing Guidelines
Date of Published: 2017/06/07
Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere After Upgrading to 6.6
Date of Published: 2017/06/05

VMware vRealize Automation

Puppet Configuration Management item is not available for use in vRealize Automation 7.3 Blueprints
Date of Published: 2017/06/08

VMware vRealize Infrastructure Navigator

Postgres Does Not Start After Applying the Security Patch for vRealize Infrastructure Navigator
Date of Published: 2017/06/09

VMware vSAN

bytesToSync values appear incorrectly for RAID5/6 objects
Date of Published: 2017/06/05
Controller firmware health check warning if multiple firmware versions are supported
Date of Published: 2017/06/05
False Alarm for the vSAN Health Check ‘All hosts have a Virtual SAN vmknic configured’
Date of Published: 2017/06/05
SSD congestion might cause multiple virtual machines to become unresponsive
Date of Published: 2017/06/05
Troubleshooting vSAN Witness Node Isolation
Date of Published: 2017/06/08
Using objtool on a vSAN witness host might cause an ESXi host to fail with a Purple Screen Of Death
Date of Published: 2017/06/05
vSAN Datastores are inaccessible in vSphere 6.0 update 2 and update 3
Date of Published: 2017/06/05