Error during installation of ESXi: “Logs are stored on non-persistent storage. Consult product documentation to configure a syslog server or a scratch partition.”

During installation of ESXi (happened at ESXi 5.5 and 6.5) an error is presented: “Logs are stored on non-persistent storage. Consult product documentation to configure a syslog server or a scratch partition.” The error came just after I pressed F11. This happened at a Dell PowerEdge server on which the … [Read more...]

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 Beta is now available!

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 Beta  is now available! v7 Beta comes with the following new features: Support for Hyper-V 2016 and 2012 (R2) Support for VMware vSphere v6.5 Active Directory integration Skip swap files and partitions Activities tab Bulk backup removal Item exclusion from protected … [Read more...]

VMware: VMware Remote MKS has stopped working

Running vSphere Client 6.0.0 build 2741530. Sometimes when opening the remote console, during boot virtual machine the resolution is swapping from small to a bigger resolution. App crash with details: vmware-remotemks.exe version 8.0.0.33578   Solution Update the VMware vSphere cliënt, in my case to version: … [Read more...]

VMware: VMware Remote MKS has stopped working

Running vSphere Client 6.0.0 build 2741530. Sometimes when opening the remote console, during boot virtual machine the resolution is swapping from small to a bigger resolution. App crash with details: vmware-remotemks.exe version 8.0.0.33578   Solution Update the VMware vSphere cliënt, in my case to version: … [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...]

Enabling the Update Manager plug-in fails with the error: database unavailable or has network problems

Installing VMware Update Manager 6.0 using an external  SQL Server 2012 database went fine. Installing the Update Manager client gave an error:  database unavailable or has network problems. The service account for Update Manager service was changed to  log on to the remote database as a Windows account with … [Read more...]

VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Performance and Best Practices whitepaper released

VMware released in August a new whitepaper titled ‘VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Performance and Best Practices’. VMware vCenter Server 6.0 substantially improves performance over previous vCenter Server versions. This paper demonstrates the improved performance in vCenter Server 6.0 compared to vCenter Server … [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...]

VMware: Configure new vSphere 6 host with PowerCLI

Last week I upgraded my original Configure vSphere 4 PowerCLI script I created in 2011 . When you run the script with PowerShell ICE or PowerCLI you have two options: 1. Configure a new vSphere 6 host. 2. Add the new configured host to vCenter Server. I’m still not a PowerCLI Pro so.. please comment […] … [Read more...]