18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Security

By | October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

VMware has stated this vision to deliver: Comprehensive Security with End to End Datacenter Protection in a way that makes security easy to manage We all know that corners are cut with security when controls are too difficult and cumbersome to implement. If made simple and easy, there's a greater chance of achieving end-to-end security for [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5

By | October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized, vCenter, VMworld, vSphere|1 Comment

vSphere 6 brought a huge number of changes upon release. They not only included changes to it's architecture but there great new features as well that made vSphere Architects very excited. That was about a year and a half ago and so a major update was due. Enter vSphere 6.5: It introduces so many new features [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Availability and Performance

By | October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

You're going to love this. Availability and Performance features have always been the strong point of vSphere and what we all fell in love with. VMware has always made sure to make improvements in this area and this version is no different. There are improvements in four major areas: High Availability (HA) Fault Tolerance (FT) [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Lifecycle Management

By | October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

With vSphere 6.5, VMware has made some improvements to the lifecycle management of vSphere, which will significantly improve the experience when upgrading to future versions and make the process less stressful. The changes are in these three areas: Update Manager Host Profiles Auto Deploy Update Manager I mentioned integration of Update Manager with VCSA 6.5 in my [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: VCSA Improvements

By | October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

Recently, VMware has been investing an enormous amount of effort into bringing vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) up to the same functionality as its Windows counterpart. vSphere 6.5 not only achieves that goal but also goes beyond it. In this article, I will explain what's new in VCSA and why its time now to exclusively deploy VCSA [...]

9 02, 2016

Zeal : Offline API Doc Repository And How To Integrate With Sublime Text

By | February 9th, 2016|How To, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

Recently, I was looking at an old post by William Lam did on Dash; an offline documentation browser which is very useful for holding offline copies of vSphere and other APIs. As automation of all things picks up momentum, there is every chance that sooner or later, you'll find the need to keep offline but updated [...]

12 01, 2016

vSphere Update Manager: Scan (And Service) Failing At 4%

By | January 12th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere, VUM|0 Comments

Recently, I thought I should patch one of my vSphere clusters using VMware Update Manager so I started to do a "Scan" for the cluster. However, the process failed soon after starting. The first thing I noticed was that the "VMware vSphere Update Manager" service was going down with it. VMware vSphere Update Manager had an [...]

5 01, 2016

vSphere Update Manager 6 Update 1: An Internal Error Has Occurred – Error #1009

By | January 5th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere, VUM|0 Comments

Immediately after installing vSphere Update Manager 6 Update 1 (from the vCenter for Windows ISO), I went into the Web Client to do initial configuration. However, when I went into "Download Settings", there were no default download sources listed. That was strange but when I clicked the "Edit..." button (to see what the problem might be), [...]

17 12, 2015

vSphere 6: All Shared Datastores Failed On The Host Error

By | 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 [...]