vSphere 5.0 Update 1 and Related Product Launches

VMware has unveiled a point release update to several of their products tied to the vSphere 5 virtual cloud datacenter platform plus a few new product launches. vCenter 5.0 Update 1 – Added support for new guest operating systems such … Read More

Software Defined Single Sign On Database

One difficult task since the release of vSphere 5.1 has been the creation of SSO (Single Sign On) databases.  Creating an SSO database is not that incredibly difficult, but to achieve this; you require a higher level of attention to … Read More

VMware vCenter Server Update 5.5.0a Update Available

VMware have released just released an update to the vCenter Server 5.5 product. The new release is numbered 5.5.0a and addresses a number of vCenter released bug fixes, mostly around the area of vCenter SSO (Single Sign-On). Based on the … Read More

A Look at vCenter 5.5 SSO RC Installation

vCenter single sign on (SSO)  vsphere 5.5  release has several improvements, like the following: Completely re-written from the ground Multi-master architecture Native replication mechanism SSO now has site awareness (think of the possibilities for HA stretched clusters) MMC based diagnostic … Read More

Registered storage providers missing after vCenter 5.5 Update 1 Upgrade.

It has come to my attention that when you upgrade to a vCenter 5.5 update 1 all your registered storage providers are unregistered once the reboot of the appliance is complete. It affects all storage providers. This was well confirmed … Read More

VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2

There are some new features in the new VMware released some days back a vCenter Server 5.1 update 2 build 1473063. This update enables the customization for windows 8.1, windows 2012 R2 and SLES 11 SP3 and many more. Additionally … Read More

vShield Host preparation: Host not reachable

This is a small but useful tip when you are using the vShield and want to prepare a new ESXi host. The problem is when you click on the vShield tad inside the vSphere client you might see the message … Read More

vCops: Empty dashboard after the upgrade to version 5.6

This came to me as a surprise when I upgraded to vCenter Operations  5.0.3( vApp ) to vCenter Operations 5.6, instead of what I was expecting I got an empty screen when I  started the vCenter Operations Manager website and … Read More

vCenter Operations: Disable the default web timeout

This is just a quick post I thought to remind us how to disable the default web timeout of 30 minutes in vCenter Operations. Login as root on the UI VM. Open the the web.xml file with VI: vi/usr/lib/vmware-vcops/tomcat/webapps/vcops-vsphere/WEB-INF/web.xml Change … Read More

Failed to connect to VMware lookup service

It has come to my attention that many people are having the problem of being unable to connect to the VMware lookup service. This is a problem that can be brought about by a number of reasons, I have come … Read More