VMware: RVTools 3.8 is released

One of my favorite (freeware) tools for getting information about an vSphere environment is RVTools, is now released in version 3.8. Version 3.8 (March, 2016) VI SDK reference changed from 5.5 to 6.0 on vInfo tab page new field: ChangeVersion unique identifier for a given version of the configuration on vInfo tab page … [Read more...]

VMware: VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2 released

VMware has just released vSphere 6.0 Update 2. Together with the Updates, the following product updates were released today: VMware ESXi 6.0 U2 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vCenter Server 6.0 U2 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vCloud Automation Center Application Services 6.2.4 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware … [Read more...]

[Sponsored] ArCycle vmBackup for your DR scenarios

For those of you who looking for a modern solution to organize DR scenario for VMware and/or Hyper-V driven virtualized environments ArCycle want to inform you about availability of the version 3.5.5 of ArCycle vmBackup. You can now use flash drives as backup destination. Try the end user solution or unique DR Platform … [Read more...]

VMware: Disable HotPlug capability for virtual machines with PowerCLI

Last week I had to change VMX files for 500 XenDesktop machines because the users where able to eject removable devices To mass disable HotPlug capability by editing the .vmx file via PowerCLI I used the following script: $key = "devices.hotplug" $value = "false" get-cluster "CL02.XD" | … [Read more...]

VMware: Disable HotPlug capability for virtual machines with PowerCLI

Last week I had to change VMX files for 500 XenDesktop machines because the users where able to eject removable devices To mass disable HotPlug capability by editing the .vmx file via PowerCLI I used the following script: $key = "devices.hotplug" $value = "false" get-cluster "CL02.XD" | … [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 […] The … [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: NLVMUG UserCon 2016

Blokkeer je agenda alvast voor  17 maart 2016 – dan is het tijd voor de NLVMUG UserCon. De NLVMUG UserCon is het grote jaarlijke usergroup evenement van de Nederlandse VMUG. Kom op 17 maart naar conferentiecentrum 1931 in Den Bosch en krijg antwoord op je vragen én leer van tips en adviezen van experts, mede … [Read more...]

VMware: Increasing the disk space for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance in vSphere 6.0

Some months ago I installed 15 new vSphere 6.0 hosts with local flash disks. After installation I configured the VMware Syslog Service at the vCenter appliance. Few weeks later the vSphere web-client shows some warnings about disk usage Problem Filesystem /dev/mapperlog_vg_log usage 100%, mounted on /storage/logs … [Read more...]

VMware: Update Manager – The operation is not supported on the selected inventory objects.

Last week I deployed with Update Manager some patches at an existing vSphere 6.0 environment, during the remediate process I received this error message:       The operation is not supported on the selected inventory objects. Check the events for the objects selected for the operation.   Solution … [Read more...]