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[…]

What’s new in NSX 6.4.x ?

VMware’s latest version of NSX for vSphere has just been released, version 6.4.0, bringing with it a number of changes operations and security services, updates to the NSX interface as well as some enhancements to the Edge appliance. For an incremental release, there has been a lot of new features added. Security Services Identity Firewall Read more about What’s new in NSX 6.4.x ?[…]

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5

The big virtualization news from the past week or so was definitely the release and General Availability of VMware vSphere version 6.5, available for download now. New features include: Improvements to vCenter Server 6.5 Transition to Web Client-only Improved host management Enhancements to VMware Tools vRealize Operations Manager updated to 6.4 Enhancements to the API, Read more about What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5[…]