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 [...]

2 02, 2015

vSphere 6: Upgrade Considerations

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|7 Comments

Chances are that unless you are an organisation new to vSphere or want an installation in the lab, you will be upgrading your existing vSphere infrastructure to the new vSphere 6.0 at some point in the future. As there are some design changes in this version, there are decision points that must be considered before [...]

2 02, 2015

vSphere 6: VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA): Design Decisions

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|6 Comments

We all know the pains that vSphere Certificate management presents us with. While VMware's Certificate Administration tool has made life a bit simpler, it is still quite a chore to generate requests, get the certificates (in the right format) and installing it in the right order. It was also quite a bit of work to [...]

2 02, 2015

vSphere 6: Platform Services Controller (PSC): Design Decisions

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|12 Comments

The vSphere development team has done a great job in maintaining the same look and feel when it comes to interface of the new vSphere 6.0. Of course, there are minor changes due to new features but if you've been using previous versions of vSphere, you'll have no trouble navigating through the new version. However, don't [...]