The host returns esxupdate error code:15

By |2018-05-10T13:14:22+01:00May 10th, 2018|VMware|

When trying to update a host with VUM i got the following error "The host returns esxupdate error code:15. The package manager transaction is not successful" After some searching i found article 2030665 on Vmware site. the article says that you need to recreate the version folder under /locker/packages. in my case the folder wasnt there. But after recreating the folder version and subfolders i resumed the remediation but it just wouldn't update. So i found another article that solved it. Here are the steps i took: Start winscp and connect to the affected ESXi host Start another Winscp [...]

Windows 2016 slow on ESXi 6.5

By |2018-01-29T23:19:11+01:00January 29th, 2018|VMware|

After some Windows 2016 server deployments on ESXi 6.5 customers started to notice slow server responses. I came across the following VMware article. So after checking the build numbers on the ESXi server it turned out i was on build 5146846. I suggest you upgrade to  ESXi 6.5 Update 1, build number should be 5969303 or higher If you are unable to upgrade ESXi then use the registery settings in this VMware article. hope this helps anyone.

NSX Edge – Find DHCP lease

By |2017-12-15T12:10:45+01:00December 15th, 2017|VMware|

NSX Edge - Find DHCP lease When you switch to NSX edge and you setup DHCP for you network, you find yourself wondering or looking for some IP address of a new device you hooked up. Since there is nog overview in the NSX interface you have to SSH into your NSX edge. So lets SSH with your favorite program into the edge (in my case I use putty) Then type the following: show service dhcp leaseinfo It shows you the ip address and much more of all your DHCP lease devices. For example. i hooked up a new Cisco [...]

Shockwave Flash has crashed vSphere webclient

By |2017-10-21T20:52:56+01:00October 21st, 2017|VMware|

Well most of you will probably run into this problem by now "Shockwave Flash has crashed" I use mostly chrome but i have been reading that also firefox is affected. Some update of flash makes everything crash. I found a nice fix from virtuallyGhetto so thank you. you saved my day eventually adobe published a new beta release for Flash here here are the steps i took close all browsers uninstall Flash players from your comuter donwload en install the beta Flash player start your browser again and voila.  it works again.

Failed to connect virtual device ‘ethernet0’

By |2017-04-19T19:03:30+01:00April 19th, 2017|VMware|

Failed to connect virtual device 'ethernet0' It seems this error is still turning up in vSphere 6.5.  I'm running vSphere I couldn't get the VM connected, so after some searching i came across this blog on the VMware community here. Seems it has something to do with VMRC 9.0. now if you read the post you come to the comment of Czernobog. at the end he had to use the fat client.  Since you cant connect with the fat client to a vSphere 6.5 i had to use the web client HTML5 not the flash. Edit the vm en now i [...]

ESXi 6.0 upgrade to ESXi 6.5: The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs

By |2017-04-19T12:56:52+01:00April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized, VMware|

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs when i tried to upgrade my ESXi host to 6.5 i ran in the error The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs: HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 Remove the conflicting VIBs or use Image Builder to create a custom upgrade ISO image that contains the newer versions of the conflicting VIBs, and try to upgrade again. so lets remove the vib set your ESXi host in maintenance mode because you will need to reboot enable SSH if its not enabled already ofcourse putty into your esxi host list the vib containing HUAWEI: [...]

how to remove GHOST vDSwitch from ESXi host moving between vCenters

By |2017-04-19T01:19:49+01:00April 19th, 2017|VMware|

how to remove GHOST vDSwitch from ESXi host moving between vCenters I came across a failed migration and I had to set up a new vCenter server and connect the ESXi host to that new vcenter. The environment had 2 vDistributed switches and when I tried to add the host to the new vDSwitch it came up with the following error. (ended up simulating in my homelab first.) Show details displays the following information The following information shows up in the eventlog This is because a hosts that disconnects from a vCenter will keep the ports and the current vDSwitch [...]

IPMI/iLO setting for power management fails

By |2017-03-13T15:32:49+01:00March 9th, 2017|VMware|

VMware power management settings on Lenovo IMM2 For some reason these settings keep giving me problems. So i came across the following VMware article "Configuring the IPMI/iLO setting for power management (DPM) fails with the error: A specified parameter was not correct" (2009169) The article helped me a little. Because I was using a special character in my password, so don't use $,@,#,% or anything like that. DPM doesn't like it. Now I was using Lenovo IMM2 so the article want completely for my case but still it helped a little. For some reason it was still not accepting my username [...]

decommission PSC from vCenter

By |2017-03-01T21:45:32+01:00March 1st, 2017|VMware|

when its time to decommission a PSC from your vCenter this is how you do it. make sure your vcenter isn't using the PSC your decommissioning. Easiest way to check is via the VMware Web client. vCenter -> Manage -> Settings -> advanced settings search for the key "config.vpxd.soo.admin.uri". This will show you what PSC is being used by vCenter. if needed repoint the vCenter to another PSC within your Site. follow Vmware KB 2113917 shut down the PSC connect to another PSC in your SSO site. (SSH or use the console in case of appliance or log into the [...]

Introducing vSphere 6.5

By |2016-10-30T11:50:17+01:00October 24th, 2016|VMware|

VMware announces vSphere 6.5 vSphere 6.5 is here! check out these links if you want to know more. with some cool new features i think this will be a fun edition to keep up with. some quick features vCenter HA vsphere HTML 5 client next to the Web client VSAN 6.6 -  2 Two-node Direct Connect for Remote Office/Branch Office Environments VMware update manager finaly fully  integrated ! ...many, many more check out the Press release here links