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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 […]

VMware Host zoning for multi X-Brick EMC XtremIO storage array

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 have a limit of 256 LUNs per host:

https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere5/r55/vsphere-55-configuration-maximums.pdf https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere6/r60/vsphere-60-configuration-maximums.pdf

In an environment where a host with two HBAs (VMware Best Practice) is connected to two fabrics and storage array with two Storage Controllers (EMC VNX, for example) the host will have four paths to a LUN: 2 Controllers […]

Michael Dell spells out his plans for VMware:…

Michael Dell spells out his plans for @VMware: “Crown jewel of the EMC federation”

Michael Dell spells out his plans for VMware:…

“We believe it is very important to maintain VMware’s successful business model supporting an open and independent ecosystem,” Dell said. “We do not plan to do anything proprietary with VMware as regards […]

HOW TO: Upgrade EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) for VMware vSphere Web Client

The EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) for VMware vSphere Web Client is a plug-in for VMware vCenter. It enables administrators to view, manage, and optimize storage for VMware ESX/ESXi servers and hosts and then map that storage to the hosts.

VSI consists of a graphical user interface and the EMC Solutions Integration Service (SIS), which […]

Cannot fetch NSX Controllers after NSX Manager upgrade

I am upgrading NSX Manager from 6.1.4 to 6.2 in the environment with two vCenters configured in Linked Mode.

When NSX Manager was upgraded in one of them and vCenter Web Client service restarted, I logged back to the Web Client to proceed with the upgrade. Both NSX Managers were visible and correct versions were […]

VMware ESXi 5.5/6 installation on Cisco FlexFlash drive fails with “Can’t have a a partition outside the disk!” error

I’m trying to install VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 on Cisco UCS C220 M3 server. The local storage is Cisco Flexible Flash (FlexFlash) internal 32GB SD Card.

I repartitioned the whole SD card as one HV (Hypervisor) bootable 29GB partition:

Please refer to ‘Cisco FlexFlash: Use and Manage Cisco Flexible Flash Internal SD Card […]