NSX manager Backup & Restore

By |2016-10-30T12:07:56+01:00October 13th, 2016|VMware|

NSX manager Backup & Restore. NSX is becoming very (maybe already is) important in you vSphere environment.So Backing up your configuration is essential to your environment. In case of a corrupt or bad configuration you can always restore to a previous point in time. Here is how you do it. Backup NSX First Setup a FTP server in your environment. I have chosen to set up an IIS FPT Server, but you can choose whatever FTP server your prefer. For example filezilla FTP Server, Serv-U, etc... Login to you NSX Manager (don't mind the error. I forgot my credentials for [...]

Virtual Machine disks consolidation needed – Unable to access file since it is locked

By |2016-10-26T12:43:00+01:00October 11th, 2016|VMware|

  After some testing with Veeam backup and Replication i noticed the following warning in my vSphere Web client Virtual Machine consolidation Needed So looked simple enough and i right clicked the VM and navigated to snapshot -> consolidate. But that would have been to easy. the detail error says the file was locked. First i did some basic steps Took an new snaphost deleted the snaphost again. hoping that it would delete corretly now. tried consolidatin again. but still the same error tried migrating the vm but not available at the moment. Nothing worked. so after searching the web [...]

VCSA Migration Tool officially GAs w/vSphere 6.0 Update 2m

By |2016-09-16T10:27:33+01:00September 16th, 2016|VMware|

VMware has released the official Windows vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance Migration tool. VCSA vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Check out the great article from William Lam Also found these great resources on github here As of writing (16-09-2016) there is still no support to migrate windows vCenter Server 6.0 to VCSA 6.0. For now only Windows vCenter vSphere 5.5 to VCSA 6 is supported ill update the post if this changes enjoy

Deploy multiple VMs at the same time

By |2016-09-08T13:13:37+01:00September 8th, 2016|VMware|

I found a nice script to deploy multiple VMs at the same time on the VMware Community site. i adjusted it a lil bit to meet my needs and tested it on vSphere 6.0  Build 2997665 here is the script i Used       thank you EKardinal

VMware nested ESXi 6.x

By |2016-10-26T12:43:01+01:00June 15th, 2016|VMware|

Here are some steps to consider when create a nested ESXi Host. These steps are done on a vSphere webclient. First adjust your security  on your switch so the traffic can pass through your nested ESXi host vSwitch: Select your host and click on the manage tab. Go to the networking section and select virtual switch. Edit the switch and select your security settings. Make sure your promiscuous mode is on accepted  DvSwitch: Go to Home -> networking. Select your PortGroup and navigate to manage – Settings tab. Click on the edit button and select the security section. Make sure [...]

vSphere Web Client integration plugin problems

By |2016-10-26T12:43:01+01:00June 8th, 2016|VMware|

When installing a new vSphere environment i always forget the IE settings to make the web client plugin work So here is a short overview for the correct settings in IE11. (for vSphere 5.5 and 6.x) and installation of the client plugin First uninstall web client integration plugin if you already installed it. After that, do your IE settings first before installing the plugin again. So open IE and go to settings and click on manage add-ons. Look for "Shockwave Flash Object" and select it. If the status says  'disabled' then click on the enable button in the button right [...]

vCenter Server Appliance 6 Hardware Requirements

By |2016-10-26T12:43:01+01:00April 9th, 2016|VMware|

When you deploy the vCenter Server Appliance, you can select to deploy an appliance that is suitable for the size of your vSphere environment. The option that you select determine the number of CPUs and the amount of memory that the appliance will have. The hardware requirements such as number of CPUs and memory depend on the size of your vSphere inventory. Hardware Requirements for VMware vCenter Server Appliance !!! remark. the setup of the appliance looks at the number of cores in your CPU.  so for example if you have a 6 core CPU then you have 12 logical [...]

Upgrade vShield Manager 5.5 to NSX 6.1.4

By |2016-10-26T12:43:01+01:00April 4th, 2016|VMware|

Login to your vshield manager site and navigate to Settings & Reports. Click on Updates tab. here you can select "Upload Upgrade Bundle". Click it and select the upgrade bundle file. Now you can upload the bundle file. you get a warning that vShield manager will be updated. Click OK Click "install" to start the installation. Only thing to do is to confirm installation. Wait a few minutes. you see a yellow bar wich will display the different component being installed. Once finished the install will reboot the appliance automatically. After reboot you can log back in to the new [...]