All Flash vSAN – How to tag an SSD disk as storage tier

Traditional vSAN is the combination of cache component based on flash storage and capacity layer based usually on traditional magnetic disks. Since v6.0, vSAN supports All Flash storage. In other words, both the caching and the storage layer can be made up from flash based storage, like SSD is. Here I will cover how to use the command line to perform device tagging. For GUI version, please refer to the article in the section Related Posts on the bottom of this page. Continue reading “All Flash vSAN – How to tag an SSD disk as storage tier”

Error: Failed to deploy OVF package: The task was canceled by a user

This error occurs when you export virtual machine from your ESXi or vCenter server as OVA or OVF template with ISO file mounted as CD/DVD drive. This settings are saved in the configuration file inside the OVF package. Please note that once you unpack OVF file, delte .mf file since it contains the SHA1 checksum of the OVA package and cannot be used again. Now edit the .ova file, which is basically the XML file and look for the following line: Continue reading “Error: Failed to deploy OVF package: The task was canceled by a user”