VMware vSphere & vSAN 8 General Availability Release Date Revised
With VMware’s release of vSphere & vSAN 8.0 imminent, VMware have made an announcement to amend the timeframe to allow themselves more quality assurance time. Read on to see more about the VMware lifecycle and how you can prepare for vSphere & vSAN 8.0.
Breaking the Consolidation / Merge Stalemate – For VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V
If you have snapshots or checkpoints that won’t consolidate or merge, you have a painful situation, once you notice! If you don’t notice, you’ve got a disaster approaching. Learn how to break the stalemate of stuck snapshots/checkpoints and how to monitor for these in this blog post!
VMware vSphere+ & vSAN+ Announced
Today VMware have announced vSphere+ & vSAN+, but what are they? In this blog post I’ll take you through some of the key new features and FAQs of these new products.
VMware vCenter Log4j Patches Available
As of yesterday, VMware released the vCenter Log4j fixes for releases 6.5 and 6.7 of both their vCenter Server Appliance and vCenter Server (for Windows). Combined with the previously released vCenter 7.0 patch, VMware now offer complete protection against the currently disclosed Log4j vulnerabilities within the VMware vCenter product. What version do I need? Depending…
VMware vCenter Server Appliance: Sequence Wrong Size for a Certificate when replacing SSL Certificates
Hi! Just a quick one today. I was replacing a certificate for a customer’s VCSA today with one from their internal CA when I hit the error “Sequence Wrong Size for a Certificate”. To clarify, I had generated a CSR from the VCSA, requested the certificate from the CA, downloaded this and the certificate chain…
VMware vSphere 6.5 – End of General Support Changes
Hey everyone! VMware released some unexpected news yesterday regarding the end of support for vSphere & vCenter 6.5 and vSAN 6.5 & 6.6. These were both originally intended to reach End of General Support (EoGS) this year, on the 15th November 2021. VMware are now extending this general support window to the 15th October 2022,…
Flash Player’s End of Life is coming, are you aware of the consequences to administrating VMware?
Afternoon, if you’re working in IT then unless you’ve been living under a rock or wrecked your internet this Christmas, you’re most likely aware that Flash reached its long overdue end of life on the 31st December 2020. However, unless you’ve been reading the fine print, you may not be aware that Adobe seem to…
Warning: vCSA 6.7 to 7.0 Upgrade via VAMI
Just a quick post if like me you’ve gone to patch vCenter via VAMI/port 5480 and found this: That’s right! A vCenter 6.7 system being presented a 7.0 update, it’s worth highlighting if you want proof you can’t patch to 7.0 from 6.7 this way, run the pre-update checks, it’ll tell you that this isn’t…
RAM Acceleration: Optimising Aging Workloads at no cost!
Afternoon, This post covers a beneficial use case for RAM Acceleration (Read Caching). Please consider this post on RAM Acceleration only covers reads and only accelerates data that has already been previously loaded aka warm data.
Handy Tip: Veeam Replication & vCenter VM Mac Conflict
Evening, I just wanted to write this quick blog post to help people who use Veeam to replicate their VMs on vCenter 6 U1B or newer. Apparently somewhere in the vCenter 6 lifeline it was decided that an alarm will trigger if a MAC address conflict was detected. I personally am all for this trigger…