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Technical Insights about Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Technical Insights about Horizon Cloud on…

After much anticipation, VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure is finally released. Horizon Cloud now offers three different options providing capacity for desktops and hosted applications. With Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure, you gain all of the benefits of a […]

VMware Cloud on AWS: Live End to End Demo

VMware Cloud on AWS: Live End to End Demo

VMware Cloud on AWS: Live End to End Demo

Provision SDDC: 9:04 Login to vCenter: 14:17 Deploy a VM: 19:00 Hybrid Linked Mode: 20:30 vRealize Suite: 25:10 Add host and Rest API: 27:20

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The Beginner’s Guide to managing the NSX…

The Beginner’s Guide to managing the NSX Distributed Firewall with Security Policies

The Beginner’s Guide to managing the NSX…

In an earlier article, I covered what the basics of the NSX Distributed Firewall allow you to accomplish. Now let’s take a deeper look at those concepts and figure out the best way to apply […]

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

VMware plans to deprecate the Flash-based vSphere Web Client with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere. The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vSphere Web Client will be available. The vSphere GUIs, including the vSphere Web Client and […]

vExpert 2017 Award Announcement

vExpert 2017 Award Announcement And for a third year in a row, I’m a vExpert!

vExpert 2017 Award Announcement

First we would like to say thank you to everyone who applied for the 2017 vExpert program. I’m pleased to announce the list 2017 vExperts. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the […]

HOW TO: Configure syslog server for VMware NSX for vSphere Controllers using REST API

After installing Management Pack for NSX for VMware vRealize Operations Manager, I got a warning that “There is no syslog server configured on the NSX Controller”

The only “supported” method of configuring syslog server for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x Controllers is using the REST API.

Before you begin configuring the Syslog service using […]

VMware vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) upgrade runs out of disk space and fails

VMware: vCenter 5.5 Update 2d in Linked Mode OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 vCenter SSO: Multisite deployment VMware vCenter 5.5 Update 2e: Release Notes & Installation and Upgrade Issues

I tried to upgrade VMware vCenter 5.5 from Update 2d to Update 2e. The Linked Mode was unconfigured prior to upgrade.

All services were running OK […]

Configuring Syslog on VMware vSphere ESXi host fails with 'Got no data from process' error

I installed VMware vRealize Log Insight and configured all ESXi hosts to send logs to it. Automatic configuration failed and Log Insight suggested to configure Syslog service manually.

Here are a couple of VMware Knowledge Base articles that will help you:

Configuring syslog on ESXi 5.x and 6.0 (2003322) Incorrect Syslog configuration in the /etc/vmsyslog.conf […]

VMware PowerCLI script to get VM's virtual and RDM disk information

I have been tasked to migrate several VMs with RDM disks between storage arrays / datastores. The data LUNs have been migrated/copied and all was left is the migration of the VM configuration files and RDM pointers. To make matter even worse, VMs in question were Oracle RAC clustered VMs therefore is was imperative to […]

Cisco UCS B200 M4: FlexFlash FFCH_ERROR_OLD_FIRMWARE_RUNNING error

After upgrading Cisco UCS B200 M4 blade firmware from 2.2(3e) to 2.2(5c) the following minor fault appeared:

Apparently, it is known Cisco bug.

Cisco Bug: CSCut10525: FlexFlash FFCH_ERROR_OLD_FIRMWARE_RUNNING error on B200 M4 Quickview: https://tools.cisco.com/quickview/bug/CSCut10525 Details: https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCut10525/?referring_site=bugquickviewclick

Symptom: After updating B200 M4 server firmware using MR3 build 169 bundle B, FFCH_ERROR_OLD_FIRMWARE_RUNNING is displayed on fault […]