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We recently came across this error whilst working on a client site for our sister company Datacentre Monkey After deploying a new VCSA and setting up VUM with VMware and HPE patch repositories, we went to work updating the hosts in small batches. All went swimmingly until reboot when we noticed ESXi would hang on “nfsclient loaded successfully” checking the loading logs “ALT+F12” brought up the following: “Lost connectivity to the device mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0” …

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The latest Pure Flash System VMware best practices script is available here. And an in depth write up here. And here’s one we installed earlier…

For more details go here: virtuallyGhetto Or skip to the fix we used, download the latest (beta) flash client and uninstaller here. Run the uninstaller (bottom of page link), then run the installer, restart chrome and tada! * In summary, Google published a newer version of Flash with the latest Chrome update, which does not play nicely with many flash based websites.

When converting from Hyper-V to VMware with Zerto you may get a BSOD on boot. This is due to: The virtual machine is not configured to start the proper drivers at initial boot time. The 7B error code indicates an inability to locate the disks Due to Microsoft default SAN policy, the volumes for the virtual machine in the VPG might become offline upon recovery. To fix, run the following …

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Enable SNMP in vSphere ESX 6 Manually via SSH: esxcli system snmp set -r esxcli system snmp set -c m0nkeys33 esxcli system snmp set -p 161 esxcli system snmp set -L “The Bunker, Newbury” esxcli system snmp set -C support@cloudmonkey.co.uk esxcli system snmp set -e yes PowerCLI to all hosts: Via this PowerShell script courtesy of 9to5it.com  Host Profiles Edit an existing profile under SNMP and apply to host/cluster. * Host(s) …

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How to reset the local SSO admin account on vCenter 6 Windows From an elevated command prompt, run: “%VMWARE_CIS_HOME%\vmdird\vdcadmintool.exe” Choose option 3. Type “administrator@vsphere.local” (or your custom suffix) And copy the new generated password, then login via the webclient to change. If you get the following error “VmDirForceResetPassword failed (5)” then login as the local windows administrator account and retry. This is a known issue. VCSA SSH to the appliance …

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Tips for Installing Veeam Backup v9 One of our clients has their own Veeam backup appliance due to PCI constraints, it had been merrily running v7 for about two years with no issues. But a recent update to the vCenter appliance (vCSA 5.5 u3) cause the backups to fail. Initially it just looked like logon issues, but after some digging an upgrade to v9 was deemed the best approach. We …

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Install ManageIQ for vCenter 5.5 environments Download and deploy OVF, use the console to configure static IP * Took a few minutes before VM was ready post login prompt for the “appliance_console” menu to work, even on SSD backed storage. Defult user is “root/admin” passwd: “smartvm” http://staticip/ SSL If you want to replace the SSL, just replace “server.cer” and “server.cer.key” in: /var/www/miq/vmdb/certs (Make sure you bundle the server.cer with root …

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VMRC Console Plug-in Hello! We have moved over to a new Portal platform, based on ManageIQ lots of great features. But for this post we will detail the steps needed in order to view the console of your Virtual Machines ( not required for any other VM management ). You will need to download the latest VMRC plugin from VMware and install ( reboot really is not required ) and this only …

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