17 12, 2015

vSphere 6: All Shared Datastores Failed On The Host Error

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 December 17th, 2015|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|8 Comments

While adding a couple of datastores to a newly-built vSphere 6 cluster recently, the following error message came up: All shared datastores failed on the host <hostname> Everything seemed normal and I hadn't done anything different. Plus, the datastores were actually visible and operational so it seemed like a false positive. I did a couple [...]

9 12, 2015

vRealize Automation: Customization Of The Guest Operating System Error with Linux Blueprints

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 December 9th, 2015|vCAC, vCenter, Virtualization, vRA|2 Comments

A quick one this! Not strictly a vRealize Automation issue but..... Recently, I was creating some vRealize Automation blueprints for a customer and a couple of RedHat blueprints starting throwing up this error during the customisation phase: Customization of the guest operating system 'rhel5_64Guest' is not supported in this configuration. Microsoft Vista (TM) and Linux [...]

2 12, 2015

How To Resolve Issues Connecting vRealize Orchestrator To Hosted ServiceNow

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Cloud, How To, Orchestrator, vCAC, Virtualization, vRA, vRO|2 Comments

On one of my vRealize Automation engagements, I was asked by my customer to integrate their vRealize Automation environment with their externally-hosted ServiceNow implementation. Now, this was a typical distributed environment and Orchestrator was buried deep inside a subnet, along with other servers within the deployment. Obviously, the machines talked to each other fine but for [...]