Booting ESXi from SD/USB devices? Time to reconsider when buying new hardware!

We’ve all seen those posts from people about worn-out SD/USB devices, or maybe even experience it ourselves at some point in time. Most of you reading this probably also knew there was an issue with 7.0 U2, which resulted in USB/SD devices wearing out a lot quicker. Those issues have been resolved with the latest … [Read more...]

vRealize Operations Manager – Reorder Policies

In the Policies page, click the horizontal ellipse, and click Reorder Policies In the Reorder Policies window, select the policy and drag it up or down to change the priority. The priority for the Default Policy is always designated with the letter D, and the other active policies are prioritized with numbers 1, … [Read more...]

New Technical White Paper – Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 7.0, Update 2

This book provides tips that help administrators maximize the performance of VMware vSphere 7.0, Update 2. Sections cover hardware selection, ESXi and virtual machines, guest operating systems, and virtual infrastructure management. … [Read more...]

App Modernization with Tanzu @ VMworld 2021

Are you ready for VMworld 2021? “Image that” is this year’s theme, VMware welcomes you on-line October 5-7 to experience this premier multi-cloud event. Again registration is 100% free, so there are no blockers to register today and pick your favourite sessions in the 2021 content catalog. … [Read more...]

Command-line upgrade of vCenter fails with Test transaction failed to update packages error

I have various test environments, and one of my environments I was testing the command-line upgrade of vCenter Server. Now, most of my environments we tend to use for destructive testing and strange update/upgrade scenarios, so we hit some strange issues every now and then. While I was doing the command-line based … [Read more...]

Updating VCSA and hitting the error Test RPM transaction failed

I was updating my environment to vCenter Server 7.0 U2c, while going through the process I got this error that says “Test RPM transaction failed”. Below is the screenshot of the error. if you click “resume” you then, unfortunately, get stuck in an infinite loop. The only way to get out of the … [Read more...]

VMware Labs has released a new Fling – NUMA Observer

The NUMA Observer Fling scans your VM inventory and identifies VMs with overlapping core/NUMA affinities and generates alerts. Additionally, the Fling also collects statistics on remote memory usage and CPU starvation of critical VMs and raises alerts. … [Read more...]

vSAN Storage Rules policy capability allows to set dedupe per VM?

There was a question posted on the VMware Community Forums, and as this is something I have been asked regularly, I figured I would do a quick blog post about it. Although I have covered this before, it doesn’t hurt to repeat, as it appears to be somewhat confusing for people. When you create a VM Storage Policy, … [Read more...]

NSX Security Reference Design Guide

This document will focus on the security offerings of the NSX product portfolio and how to optimally design and use those offerings to achieve desired security objectives.    … [Read more...]

How to Disable VMware Plugins in vCenter Server

Vulnerabilities in plugins that ship with vCenter Server have been disclosed by VMware. These vulnerabilities and their impact on VMware products are documented in the following VMware Security Advisories (VMSAs): CVE-2021-21972 - VMSA-2021-0002 (vRealize Operations Manager Plugin) CVE-2021-21985 - VMSA-2021-0010 … [Read more...]