Tag: vCenter

vCenter 6.7 Upgrade failing during pre-checks on Stage 2.  [Internal Error]

vCenter 6.7 Upgrade failing during pre-checks on Stage 2. [Internal Error]

While doing a standard vCenter appliance upgrade from 6.0GA to 6.7U3, I ran into some weird issues.  The deployment of the new appliance in Stage ... Read More

Using PowerShell to log into VMware vSphere Web Client

Using PowerShell to log into VMware vSphere Web Client

If you are running VMware vSphere 6.5 or above, you have been forced to adopt the web client for your administration of vSphere.  The full ... Read More

No patches showing up for VMware vCenter Appliance–FIXED

No patches showing up for VMware vCenter Appliance–FIXED

I think I experienced an edge case issue where one of my client’s vCenter Appliances wasn’t showing any available patches to install.  This was a ... Read More

Migrating Windows Based vCenter to VMware Virtual Appliance 6.7 Walk Through

Migrating Windows Based vCenter to VMware Virtual Appliance 6.7 Walk Through

All of my new implementations are running VMware’s vCenter Virtual Appliance. It is SOO easy to deploy and includes everything you need for your infrastructure ... Read More

The end of the External VMware PSC.

The end of the External VMware PSC.

If you are still running an external Platform Services Controller (PSC), the clock is ticking on it.  A recent VMware architecture blog (VMware vSphere Blog) ... Read More

Considering upgrading to vSphere 6.7? I’d wait a few months …

Considering upgrading to vSphere 6.7? I’d wait a few months …

VMware vSphere 6.7 was dropped while I was out in Atlanta for EMPOWER and I was pretty stoked to upgrade some environments to it at ... Read More

Still running vSphere 5.5? Get with it Man!

Still running vSphere 5.5? Get with it Man!

October is here – The countdown clock has started.  You now officially have 11 months to get off vSphere 5.5 and upgrade to something supported.   ... Read More

SRM Upgrade issues

SRM Upgrade issues

Recently I processed a pretty straightforward Site Recovery Manager and vCenter Migration and Upgraded that really went sideways on me.   Certificates somehow got blew out ... Read More

VCSA 6.5 Fails to start.  File System and then Network Service errors.

VCSA 6.5 Fails to start. File System and then Network Service errors.

This is basically a repost of Paolo Valsecchi’s excellent blog post (http://nolabnoparty.com/en/vcsa-6-5-fails-to-start-file-system-check-and-network-service-errors/).  I ran into this issue today with a client and then commands are ... Read More

Stuck in Maintenance mode after 5.5 ESXi upgrade

Stuck in Maintenance mode after 5.5 ESXi upgrade

I received a call from a client asking for help removing maintenance mode from an ESXi host.  The 5.5 host was put into maintenance mode, ... Read More