Normally when i need to install and update a host VIB I use Update Manager. However there is currently a bug with Cisco’s latest enic/fnic drivers that wont let you install them via UM. I had to run these updates on over 50 hosts and I really didn’t want to have to ssh and install it manually. Lucky I remember Brian Graf’s Host Client Install Fling and borrowed some of the code to come up with the below script.
Ever needed to modify a DVS uplink configuration from ESXi Shell? I am currently troubleshooting some issues with DVS uplinks no longer being assigned on reboot. As a heads up. If you are doing this on ESXi 6.0.. don’t. It can cause an issue with the proxy DVS having different ID than the actual DVS causing my original issue, still working with VMware Support to find out more details. After “Restoring Network Configuration” a few too many times, I finally realized I could just add the uplinks back via CLI until support can figure out why this is occurring, here are the details on how to manage the uplinks on a DVS via CLI.
Ever wonder why a VM isn’t on the network? I was working on deploying some test VM’s and for some reason all the VM’s that were cloned decided to start with the network disconnected, and the connect on power on was also not selected. I decided to throw together this quick one-liner that will make sure every VM is set to start connected on power on and is currently connected.
Have you ever worked with a Horizon View pool with 10 VM’s and deleted 3 and it recreated as 11? May want to pay attention to learn how you can reuse view desktop names. First you will need to connect to the ADAM database on one of your servers. Use KB2012377 for instructions. To connect to the View ADAM database: Log in to one of the View Connection Servers as Domain Administrator.
So I am in the process of doing some vSphere 6 testing and needed to test a redeployment of one of my VCSA’s. The problem is when I went to redeploy it I got the following error. Decoding the error, I pretty much figured that the object already existed in the SSO database and I needed to delete the existing object. Here is how you do that. Log in as root to the appliance shell of the Platform Services Controller appliance with which the vCenter Server Appliance is registered.
I wanted to share this handy script i created when you have a need to build out a new vCenter. This script can be extremely handy as it will take care of creating the datacenter, cluster, adding hosts, creating datastores and then applying the appropriate host profile. It is all done via CSV files so it is extremely customizable. Files to modify to customize your configuration createdatacenter.csv - Contains the name of the datacenter to create.
ESXi 5.5 Update 3a and its associated patch have been released. If you have been following KB2133118 in regards to the the Snapshot Consolidation causing Virtual Machines to crash a fix is now available. If you are currently running ESXi 5.5 U3 you can use update manager to install the patch. If you are looking to install ESXi 5.5 U3 from scratch or update from a previous version you should make sure you update to 5.
Tagged vSphere 5.5
ESXi 6.0 Update 1a has been released. If you have been following KB2124669 in regards to the the NETDEV WATCHDOG issue causing an ESXi host to hang. The update is now available. If you are currently running ESXi 6.0/6.0U1 you can use update manager to install the update. If you are looking to install ESXi 6.0 U1 from scratch or update from a previous version you should make sure you update to use the latest ISO.
Tagged vSphere 6.0
I am currently troubleshooting some issues with the Horizon event database having some performance issues. Working with support they pointed me to KB2094580. By Default the view event database is not indexed. I was curious as to way I always had issues pulling up events in the Horizon View Administrative interface, but as soon as I followed the steps, it was almost immediate now, where i use to have to wait an extremely long time.
Horizon 6.2 is now available and Linux support has improved. Previously it was only supported on a limited set of older operating systems. Originally when we deployed we had deployed Ubuntu 12.04, however now the newer kernel 14.04 is supported so I will show you how to upgrade your desktop to the latest version and now use the new agent as well. If you followed my previous post to disable Console access.