Category Archive: vSphere 6.0

Jul 30 2015

Heads up! LUNs attached to VMware vSphere 6.0 hosts may remain in APD Timeout state

28 July VMware released a knowledgeable article describing a problem with ESXi 6.0 and the All Path Down (APD). The problem is that a LUN that have experienced an APD state never exist the APD state and the LUN is not accessible from the ESXi host even though the connection between the ESXi host and the …

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Jul 28 2015

Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6 via command line

The other day i had to upgrade my lab ESXi mgmt server from version 5.5 to 6.0 host via the command prompt and it’s actually pretty straight forward. I took the following steps to perform the upgrade: Download the latest ESXi version from the VMware website Log on to the ESXi server using SSH Verify running ESXi version …

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Jul 19 2015

Heads up! Quiescing operations cause a Windows virtual machine to panic

I usually don’t create blog post with bug related information but i think VMware KB 2115997, Quiescing operations cause a Windows virtual machine to panic with a Stop 24 error on ntfs.sys, updated July 9 2015 is something that i need to share. I have been contacted a few times over the past weeks in regards of …

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Jul 08 2015

VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0b released

Yesterday, 2015-07-07, VMware released a patch for their vCenter Server 6 and it’s called vCenter Server 6.0.0b. As always, evaluate if the fixes included in a release is required for your environment and if it is the patch can be downloaded here. Some of the issues resolved in this release includes: VPXD SSL certificates might not be migrated after upgrade …

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Jul 08 2015

VMware ESXi 6.0.0b released

Yesterday, 2015-07-07, mwMware released a patch for their ESXi 6 and it’s called ESXi 6.0.0b. As always, evaluate if the fixes  included in a release is required for your environment and if it is the patch can be downloaded here. Some of the issues resolved in this release includes: NTP package updated Unable to monitor hardware status …

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Jul 07 2015

vSphere 6.0 blog – VM Component Protection

During the past weeks i have received a couple of questions about the VM Component Protection (VMCP) feature introduced in vSphere 6.0. The VMCP feature adds another layer of protection for the virtual machines since you can configure different behaviours for different storage related problem such as All Path Down (APD) and Permanent Device Loss (PDL). I know …

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Jul 01 2015

vSphere 6.0 – Performance Best Practices Guide Released

This is just a very short blog post but i know that a lot of you have been waiting for the content/topic of this one. VMware recently released an updated version of their popular Performance Best Practices guide and this version addresses vSphere 6.0. You can download the pdf here and by doing so you …

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Jun 29 2015

Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6.0 via Nutanix PRISM

So one of the cool things with the Nutanix PRISM interface is that more and more software components can be managed from this single interface. I created a post a while back where i showed how we can easily upgrade the Nutanix Operating System and you can fint it here. This blog will be about …

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Jun 16 2015

vSphere 6.0 Security Hardening Guide

Yesterday, 2015-06-15, VMware released the vSphere 6.0 security hardening guide. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this one so it’s nice that it’s now available. As usual, read through the doc (excel document) and find out the security hardening configuration required for your company and /or your customer. Download the vSphere 6.60 …

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May 15 2015

ESXi 6.0 Change Block Tracking patch released

Great news, yesterday 2015-05-14, VMware released the patch for the ESXi 6.0 Change Block Tracking (CBT) patch that affected all customers running ESXi 6.0 no matter if you upgraded to ESXi 6.0 or did a fresh install of ESXi 6.0. The patch will make it possible to backup your virtual machines (VMs) when CBT is turned …

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Feb 04 2015

vSphere 6.0 blog – Virtual Machine Virtual Hardware (vHW 11)

Another short blog post on the vSphere 6.0 theme. This one will describe the new features and the configuration options for the new virtual machine (VM) virtual hardware version 11 that comes with ESXi 6. Configuration 128 vCPUs 4 TB RAM to 12 TB RAM (depending on partner) 62 TB VMDK size ? (not yet …

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Feb 03 2015

vSphere 6.0 blog – Configuration maximums

Just a very short blog post with some of the vSphere 6.0 maximums. Most of my customers does not even come close to the vSphere 5.5 configuration maximums but a few of them were pretty close considering they run some pretty intensive workloads and large cloud environments. One thing that has been discussed as a potential …

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