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

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