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

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

Simple Site Recovery Manager set up and failover

Site Recovery Manager is a very powerful disaster recovery product which can be configured to fulfil complex failover and failback requirements but this post shows how easy it is to set up your first protected VM, Protection Group and Recovery plan and run a Planned Failover to demonstrate the fundamentals of the software. Look out … Continue reading Simple Site Recovery Manager set up and failover