This article focuses on some free backup solutions for VMware vSphere as VMware’s home-brewed vSphere Data Protection is End-of-Life and will not support any releases after vSphere 6.5.
7 Key Takeaways When Upgrading vSphere Data Protection
Last week I got busy with upgrading four VDP appliances for a customer. I’ve come across quite some challenges and issues during this task that I’d like to share these with you in case you are facing the same task.
VMware vCenter Server Appliance /storage/log full
After experiencing stability and performance issues on a vCenter Server Appliance at one of the customer environments, I went on and did some analysis. It appeared that the /storage/log directory was full.
This post describes how to verify if you are (at risk of) running into the same issue, how to solve it and how to prevent it from happening in the future.
Cloud-Based Monitoring with PRTG
Paessler has announced a public beta around their on-demand and cloud-based PRTG monitoring software offering! I decided to give their new solution a spin and connect it to my lab environment. Dive into this article to learn more.
Monitoring vSphere 6.5 with PRTG
Monitoring is one of the most important aspects of an IT environment. This post focuses on integrating Paessler’s PRTG Network Monitor with VMware vSphere 6.5.
Upgrading to VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0.0
In case you didn’t notice, vRealize Log Insight 4.0.0 has been released earlier this week and is available for download. This article focusses on the required upgrade steps.
Upgrading vCloud Networking & Security to NSX including vCloud Director
This morning I gave an internal presentation to my colleagues about upgrading vCloud Networking & Security (vCNS) to NSX including vCloud Director (vCD), as there’s still quite some customers that need to follow up on this. In this article, you can find my remarks and key takeaways that might assist you in performing the upgrade without any hassle.
Winter’s Coming: Time for a HOT lab!
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.
vCloud Director: Unable to verify the following cells share the transfer spooling area
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.
How to deploy a vSphere 6 U1 lab in Fusion
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.