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Unable to storage vMotion vCLS VMs – A specified parameter was not correct. StoragePlacementSpec.vm

I was completing tasks to delete datastores and consolidate storage capacity but hit a blocker when attempting to put a datastore in to Maintenance Mode. The datastore didn’t go in to Maintenance Mode and I was left with a few vSphere Cluster Services (vCLS) VM’s unable to move. If you’re unsure what these vCLS VM’s … Continue reading Unable to storage vMotion vCLS VMs – A specified parameter was not correct. StoragePlacementSpec.vm

Reset root password for VMware vRealize Operations appliance

I’ve needed to reset the root password on VMware vRealize Operations appliances on a few occasions and although the official guide from VMware contains very helpful information, it wasn’t easy enough to follow for some of my colleagues who weren’t proficient in Linux or text editors. The purpose of this post is to include screenshots … Continue reading Reset root password for VMware vRealize Operations appliance

vMotion failing with “The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on. The source detected that the destination failed to resume.”

VMware KB 59665 advises to reboot the VM to clear any locks but I found this wasn’t required. I completed a Storage vMotion of the VM Configuration file to another datastore and the VM was then able to vMotion successfully which meant no downtime for the Production servers! Remember to move the VM Configuration file … Continue reading vMotion failing with “The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on. The source detected that the destination failed to resume.”

Reset vmhba storage Fibre Channel adapter on ESXi host

I’ve encountered an issue which randomly affects some of our hosts vmhba’s losing one storage device target which halves the paths to the storage and reduces resiliency. Host, storage and network configuration doesn’t highlight anything incorrect and resetting the vmhba brings back the Target to our desired state. This post shows how I reset the … Continue reading Reset vmhba storage Fibre Channel adapter on ESXi host

HTTP & HTTPS proxy server unreachable – VMware vCenter VCSA not accepting proxy settings

PSA: I no longer experience this issue since upgrading to vCenter 7.0 U2d! This is was quite a common issue where we’re unable to set the HTTP and HTTPS proxy settings using the VAMI with versions 6.5, 6.7 and early versions of 7.0. This post will show the how we experience the HTTP & HTTPS … Continue reading HTTP & HTTPS proxy server unreachable – VMware vCenter VCSA not accepting proxy settings

Use PowerCLI to find which VMs restarted after a HA protected host failure

One of my hosts in a HA protected cluster crashed and I usually use vRealize Log Insight to retrieve a list of VMs which have been restarted on other hosts but in this instance, the host in question didn’t seem to have been logging correctly and I wasn’t getting any results back. I found a … Continue reading Use PowerCLI to find which VMs restarted after a HA protected host failure

Time to get Certified – VCTA DCV 2020 (1V0-21.20) exam experience

I’m not usually one for taking exams but thought it’s about time I get officially certified. Data Centre Virtualisation is my bread and butter so this is where I want to focus in the immediate future and the usual VCP > VCAP path is already mapped out. Whilst I’m lucky enough to have been on … Continue reading Time to get Certified – VCTA DCV 2020 (1V0-21.20) exam experience

Workaround for the vCenter 7.0 ‘Failure to deploy OVF package’ bug when deploying VMs from a Content Library with a Proxy enabled

I was unable to deploy VMs from my Content Library after upgrading vCenter to 7.0. I have one Publisher Library and multiple other Content Libraries subscribed to it but I couldn’t deploy from any of them. The VM deployment would begin and the percentage would increase but fail midway through with the following error: Failed … Continue reading Workaround for the vCenter 7.0 ‘Failure to deploy OVF package’ bug when deploying VMs from a Content Library with a Proxy enabled