VMware: Yeehaa I’m vExpert 2018

I am very honored and very pleased to be awarded the VMware vExpert Award for the ninth time in a row! Thanks to VMware for continuing this award. Also congratulations to all new vExperts 2018 and again welcome to earlier vExperts! The post VMware: Yeehaa I’m vExpert 2018 appeared first on VMpros. … [Read more...]

VMware: vCenter 6.5 – warning message: RBD Health Alarm

This monitor tracks the vCenter RBD (vSphere Auto Deploy) Health Alarm. By default, the alarm is triggered by the following event: vim.event.HealthStatusChangedEvent: Health status of the Sphere Auto Deploy Waiter changed. For instructions on troubleshooting the Sphere Auto Deploy Waiter, see this VMware KB … [Read more...]

VMware: Yeah, vExpert 2017!

This year’s vExperts 2017 were announced! Check it out. I’ve been honored again (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) as a vExpert this year. Great thanks to VMware and vExpert team behind the program! It’s Correy Romero who announced the news on the VMTN blog. This year over 700 vExperts (exactly 754 vExperts … [Read more...]

VMware: Updating vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 to Update 1

Current build VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0 2776510, vSphere client 6.0.0 2741530   Note: Supported upgrade paths to VCSA 6.0 U1 include from 5.1 U3 & 5.5. While on the topic of upgrades, going from VCSA 6.0 to 6.0 U1 is quite simple. First, you’ll need a patch ISO, which can be found on here. You […] … [Read more...]

VMware: Toggling the vCenter Server Appliance 6.x default shell

This article provides vSphere Administrators steps to toggle between default shells available on the vCentrer Server Appliance (vCSA).  Currently, the vCSA is bundled with these supported shells: Appliance Shell BASH Shell Today I tried to upgrade vCenter Appliance 6.0.0 to Update 1, after runnning command … [Read more...]

VMware: Perf Charts service experienced an internal error

A few weeks ago a customer asked me to take a look at the following warning message in VMware vCenter when the Performance Tab in the vSphere client is being opened.    Perf Charts service experienced an internal error. Message: Report application initialization is not completed successfully. Retry in 60 … [Read more...]

VMware: Install VMware vCenter Support Assistant 6.0.0 appliance

Install and configure VMware vCenter Support 1. Download the VMware vCenter Support Assistant 2: Deploy the OVF > Accept license agreement > login to the appliance’s IP via web browser (login/password –  root/vmware) 3: From withing the web UI of the appliance, connect and push the installation of vCenter web … [Read more...]

VMware: Could not connect using the requested protocol [PowerCLI]

Connecting the VMware vCenter 6.0 server with PowerCLI fails with the error: Could not connect using the requested protocol         Solution This issue occurs due to the proxy settings in the environment. To resolve this, check the proxy settings using the PowerCLI and set the proxy to “No Proxy”. … [Read more...]

VMware: There is a problem authentication into the legacy vCenter Server using credentials provided by the user

During upgrade VMware vCenter Server 5.5.0 (based on Windows 2012R2) to 6.0.0 I received a warning message: Error: There is a problem authenticating into the legacy vCenter Server using the credentials provided by the user. Resolution: Check if vCenter Server is up and running. Double check provided vCenter Server … [Read more...]

VMware: vix error code = 21009 during

During upgrade installation VMware Tools I received this warning message: vix error code = 21009       Cause This issue occurs because, for security purposes, updating VMware Tools from within the guest is disabled by default.   Solution Shut down the virtual machine, if it is running. Open the … [Read more...]