How to migrate from Vcenter 5.5 to VCSA 6.5

Before you Start: The migration supports going from 5.5 and 6.0 on Windows to the VCSA 6.5 appliance You will need workstation not counting your Windows vCenter server (in case its physical) Ensure you have the SSO password of your Windows vCenter deployment If you are going to deploy the VCSA on a ESXi server make sure Read more about How to migrate from Vcenter 5.5 to VCSA 6.5[…]

POWERCLI: “INITIALIZE-POWERCLIENVIRONMENT.PS1 CANNOT BE LOADED BECAUSE THE EXECUTION OF SCRIPTS IS DISABLED ON THIS SYSTEM.”

Whenever you start PowerCLI, you see: File C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI\Scripts\Initialize-PowerCLIEnvironment.ps1 cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system. Please see “get-help about_signing” for more details. At line:1 char:2 + . <<<< “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI\Script s\Initialize-PowerCLIEnvironment.ps1” + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], PSSecurityException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : RuntimeException PS C:\Program Read more about POWERCLI: “INITIALIZE-POWERCLIENVIRONMENT.PS1 CANNOT BE LOADED BECAUSE THE EXECUTION OF SCRIPTS IS DISABLED ON THIS SYSTEM.”[…]

Introducing VMware 6.7

We are excited to share that today VMware is announcing vSphere 6.7, the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform. vSphere 6.7 is the efficient and secure platform for hybrid clouds, fueling digital transformation by delivering simple and efficient management at scale, comprehensive built-in security, a universal application platform, and seamless hybrid cloud Read more about Introducing VMware 6.7[…]

ElasticSearch Tutorial: Creating an Index and Querying

Elasticsearch is a highly-scalable document storage engine that specializes in search. Elasticsearch comes with reasonable default settings, but it will also easily scale to being able to search hundreds of millions of documents with sub-second latency. As you’ll see in this tutorial, the JSON-based nature of Elasticsearch, along with its simple REST API, make it Read more about ElasticSearch Tutorial: Creating an Index and Querying[…]

How to reset the root password for VCSA 6.x

In general, I tend to store all my passwords in something like KeePass or some other password management tool. I also have a habit of jotting down credential details in the annotation or notes field for any VM I create for testing purposes. This serves as a quick self-reminder whenever I need to log on a VM and Read more about How to reset the root password for VCSA 6.x[…]

Resetting the VMware vCenter Inventory Database

Resetting the VMware vCenter Inventory Database The call for help started like this, “The customer cannot connect to the Inventory Services page in order to build a Server 2012 Template.”  Upon talking to the customer, the problem was that they were unable to access anything in the vSphere web client; the error displayed stating that the Read more about Resetting the VMware vCenter Inventory Database[…]

ESXi 6.0 reports “error code: 15” during Remediate update in VUM operation

  Another vCenter another ESXi with problems applying last updates. In this case is a HP DL360 G9 with ESXi 6.0 build 3568940. Using VMware Update Manager to scan it shows 17 updates to install, stage is 7(the rest are older versions), when remediate the host we get this: Remediate entity esxi721.localdomain. The host returns Read more about ESXi 6.0 reports “error code: 15” during Remediate update in VUM operation[…]

VMware NSX 6.2: From zero to full deployment

VMware NSX is the SDDC technology of the future. What ESX was once for Servers, NSX is now for Networks. I highly encourage everyone to make yourselves familiar with this technology. NSX with all its features is quite complex, but the entry point is quite simple and requires only basic vSphere and networking skills. This beginners Read more about VMware NSX 6.2: From zero to full deployment[…]

Mastering VMware Snapshots

What is VMware Snapshot? VMware Snapshot preserves the state and data of a virtual machine at a specific point in time. Snapshot state includes the virtual machine’s power state (ex, powered-on, powered-off, suspended) and the data includes all of the files (disks, memory, and other devices, such as virtual network interface cards.) that make up the virtual Read more about Mastering VMware Snapshots[…]