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.
This article is all about the experiences I gained with presenting at the NLVMUG conference last March. Read on to learn about my preparations and do’s (and don’ts).
This short article is dedicated to the published results of the Top vBlog 2015 by vSphere-Land.
First of all, if you want to know more about the vBlog yearly voting, you can find more information in my previous posts:
And of course the website of vSphere-Land itself.
The winners of this year’s vBlog voting are:
- Duncan Epping (Yellow Bricks)
- William Lam (Virtually Ghetto)
- Cormac Hogan
Famous names and popular blogs, congrats guys!
This year it was also possible to vote for blogs in specific categories. The full results and results for those specific categories can be found here.
What about SnowVM?
So how did my blog do..?
I actually gained 123 spots which is something I wasn’t expecting!
I moved up the ladder from spot 208 to 85! Yay, I’m inside the top 100 out of 400, awesome and thanks for voting!
Next to this great result, I am also in the “Favorite Independent Blogger” category!
A massive thanks to all bloggers out there and keep on blogging! It’s great seeing the virtualization digital library grow so fast and cover so many topics.
And a special thanks to Eric Siebert, for organizing this great voting each year. I had a laugh during the Google Hangout session with Eric, Simon Seagrave, John Troyer and Scott Davis!
I got some exciting news to share with you all regarding my career path! It’s something I’m really proud of and am looking forward to the end of May. Why you think? Well..
Besides the presentation I had to give at the NLVMUG conference on the 19th of March, I had another cool appointment that day: interviewing Joe Baguley!
I was able to get a few minutes of his time for a one-on-one interview and ask him some personal and technical related questions.
Like every year, vSphere-Land.com has organised a voting contest for all hard working bloggers trying to promote his or her blog about virtualization technologies. This article describes the contest, and where you can start voting.
A while ago I was asked to aid in some performance issues in a customers’ vSphere environment. This article is all about troubleshooting your own environment using esxtop in combination with a tool called PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs) which can generate a report including alerts and graphs.