If you have just upgraded VMware VCSA to v7.0.1, but cannot log in, even though the root password is correct, you have probably locked the root user out. You can of course wait or you can proceed with the unlock procedure.
Here I will explain how to resize the root (/) partition on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). This can be necessary if the update/upgrade process fails due to the inadequate free space on the appliance. Continue reading “How to resize the root partition in VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)”
vCenter web client 6 offers now the ability to set flash and capacity tier tags for all flash storage options for VSAN. If you use ESXi Embeded Host Client, you can even use Partition Editor to clear partition table/delete existing partitions on the disk(s). Continue reading “How to use vCenter web client to intuitively set flash and capacity tier tags”
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”
Many VMware View related problems occur due to poor communication between View components. Missing link between View Composer server and vCenter server or View Composer and View Connection server. It is important to start View environment in the correct order to ensure smooth and stable drift. Continue reading “How to correctly restart VMware View environment”
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”
To export ESX(i) using vicfg-cfgbackup configuration you will need VMware vSphere CLI (vCLI). If it is not installed, please do that now. Once installed, open CLI and type the following command:
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin>vicfg-cfgbackup.pl --server esxhost.domain --username root --password YourPassword -s C:\esxi\esxhost