Automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1 – Part 2

In the previous part of the automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1, we deployed the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. We have also deployed the Workspace ONE Access using the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. In this part we will continue deploying other vRealize Suite products. This part will cover … [Read more...]

Automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1 – Part 1

Automated deployment of vRealize Suite is back in VMware Cloud Foundation 4.1! The biggest difference with previous VCF version (3.x) is that the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) is now “VCF Aware”. So, what does that exactly mean? Once the vRSLCM is deployed from the SDDC Manager, that instance will be VCF … [Read more...]

vCLS VMs not powering on, insufficient resources error

This week I had someone internally me asking about a situation where vCLS VMs were not powering on and an error was thrown stating “insufficient resources”. I had seen this issue before at some point and I knew it had something to do with the VM version and EVC. The details of the error messages seem to … [Read more...]

vSphere HA reporting not enough failover resources fault with stretched cluster failure scenario

Last few months I had a couple of customers asking why vSphere HA was reporting “not enough failover resources” fault in a stretched cluster failure scenario for virtual machines that are still up and running. Now before I explain why, let’s paint a picture first to make it clear what is happening … [Read more...]

How to login to the vCLS VMs!?

I was asked this question this week, how you can login to the vCLS VMs. Now before I share the video, I want to mention that I do not encourage people doing this, but as it is documented and supported I do want to provide a simple “how to” for how this works. If you want to login to the vCLS VM, maybe for … [Read more...]

Did you know vSphere 7.0 Update 1 also has a Skyline Health Check for vSphere Clustering Services?

I did not know this, but yesterday the PM for vCLS reached out to me and informed me that we now have a Skyline Health Check as well for vSphere Clustering Services. The funny thing is that I actually requested this health check to be added after having a discussion on the topic of vCLS with the PM. Very impressive how … [Read more...]

vSphere HA configuration for HCI Mesh!

Advertise here with BSA I wrote a vSAN HCI Mesh Considerations blog post a few weeks ago. Based on that post I received some questions, and one of the questions was around vSphere HA configurations. Interestingly I also had some internal discussions around how vSAN HCI Mesh and HA were integrated. Based on the … [Read more...]

VMware vSphere Clustering Services (vCLS) considerations, questions and answers.

Advertise here with BSA In the vSphere 7.0 Update 1 release VMware introduced a new service called the VMware vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS). vCLS provides a mechanism that allows VMware to decouple both vSphere DRS and vSphere HA from vCenter Server. Niels Hagoort wrote a lengthy article on this topic here. You may … [Read more...]

Announcing VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery!

Advertise here with BSA Most of you probably saw the announcements around the acquisition of Datrium not too long ago. One of the major drivers for that acquisition was the Disaster Recovery solution which Datrium developed. This week at VMworld this service was announced as a new VMware disaster recovery option. The … [Read more...]

Run VMware Workstation and Microsoft Hyper-V together in Windows 10

In 2013 I wrote a blog post that it was not possible to run VMware Workstation when the Hyper-V role was enabled (link). Since VMware Workstation 15.5 it is possible to run VMware Workstation and the Hyper-V role together. Requirements: Windows 10 2004 or newer VMware Workstation 15.5.5 or newer Supported CPU: Intel … [Read more...]