Managing logfiles and dumpfiles in vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

Despite being an appliance there is still some manual labour to do on the vCenter Server Appliance part of vSphere 6.5. The relative small number of hosts managed by the vCenter Server instance of my customer had a full disk twice in a small time frame. Luckily VMware decided to split the location of logfiles over … [Read more...]

The new way to patch the vCenter Server Appliance 6

The patching process in vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) version 6 is changed from previous versions. It is not possible anymore to use the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI) and update the appliance using the User Interface. The new way to patch the vCenter Server Appliance involves the following … [Read more...]

Network connection lost after vCSA restore

Today we encountered a strange error after restoring a vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) in our vCloud Director environment. You would expect that a restore of a virtual machine would return it to its original state at the time of the back-up.  As it turns out this is not the case when restoring a vCenter Server … [Read more...]