As it’s getting cold and chilly outside, I though it was a good idea to get my hands on something hot. Something hot you say? Yeah, I know, it’s not a term which I usually mix up with IT-related stuff, but hey! I’ll promise you it’s good =) And no, I’m not talking about a hot tub.
Today I encountered an issue where, in a multi-cell vCloud Director environment, warnings were popping up in the /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/cell.log:
Warning: unable to verify the following cells share the transfer spooling area.
This article describes what this means and how to fix it.
While new versions of vSphere are being released and deployment methods have been changed, it’s currently not so straight forward to deploy a vSphere lab inside Fusion and Workstation. This due to the fact that there is no OVF-based vCenter Server Appliance install available anymore (as of vSphere 6) and there is some manual fiddling required to make this work. This article will describe the steps you need to take for deployment.
In case you didn’t notice, the new version of vCloud Usage Meter has been released at the end of July and is available for download. Read on to learn more about this new release.
Starting with vSphere 6, components for license, certificate management and SSO are being handled by the PSC (Platform Services Controller). This new part of a vSphere installation can be configured to be highly available.
I came across an issue where a fresh installation of vCenter Server 6.0 using an external high availability deployment of PSC would fail with a certificate or invalid credentials error. This article describes the issue and how it was solved.