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About Luciano Patrao

I am over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. Working with Virtualization for more than 10 years (mainly VMware). I am an MCP, VCP6.5-DCV, VMware vSAN Specialist, Veeam Vanguard 2018/2019, vExpert vSAN 2018/2019 and vExpert for the last 4 years. Specialties are Virtualization, Storage, and Virtual Backups. I am working for Elits a Swedish consulting company and allocated to a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company as a Teach Lead and acting as a Senior ICT Infrastructure Engineer. I am a blogger and owner of the blog ProVirtualzone.com

vCloud Director stop working with partition root full

One of our had an issue vCloud Director stop working with partition root full. When the team informs me that one vCD (a Linux version) was down, I needed to troubleshoot what was happen (since it was working 1h before). The first thing was to login with ssh to vCD and check services. [crayon-60941d40c2e97686928282/] So [...]

By | 2021-05-06T00:00:21+02:00 May 6th, 2021|vCloud Director, VMware|0 Comments

vCloud Director Migrations: Linux vCD external SQL DB to vCD Appliance – Part 2

In this vCloud Director Migrations: Linux vCD external SQL DB to vCD Appliance – Part 2, I will migrate a Linux vCloud Director with an external SQL Server DB into a new vCloud Director Appliance with embedded Postgres DB. Before I start, honestly, I would like that VMware could write documentation that easy to read [...]

By | 2021-05-02T01:32:49+02:00 May 2nd, 2021|NSX, vCloud Director, VMware, vSphere|0 Comments

Upgrade to vSphere 7 NSX-T Host Transport Nodes

Upgrade to vSphere 7 NSX-T Host Transport Nodes is another blog post about upgrading your environment to vSphere 7. When we upgrade our vCenter and vSphere and using NSX-T, we also need to upgrade our NSX-T Host Transport Nodes vib agents in the ESXi hosts. After we upgrade our vCenter and vSphere to v7, we [...]

By | 2021-04-30T23:49:32+02:00 April 30th, 2021|NSX, VMware|0 Comments

NSX-T upgrade – disk space requirement not met

Today, when upgrading one of our NSX-T, I encounter an error. I saw it for the first time when NSX-T did a pre-check on the ESXi hosts to the new version I got the error "Disk space requirements not met. Please ensure 180MB free space is available in tmp partition to proceed with upgrade". NSX-T [...]

By | 2021-04-29T02:39:49+02:00 April 29th, 2021|NSX, VMware|0 Comments

vSAN: API calls from VC to hosts are falling

In this quick and small blog postfix about vSAN. I get in vSAN Health Network checks an error with one of the vSAN ESXi hosts:  "Checks if API calls from VC to a host are falling while the host is in connected state". In VMware KB we can't find much information about how to fix [...]

By | 2021-04-11T16:40:55+02:00 April 9th, 2021|VMware, vSAN|0 Comments

How to move Oracle DB from NFS Share to Pure Storage iSCSI Volumes

This blog post on how to move Oracle DB from NFS Share to Pure Storage iSCSI Volumes is the second part of the previous blog post Add Pure Storage iSCSI to Linux CentOS. In the previous article, I add Pure Storage Volumes to the Linux CentOS v7, and now I will move all Oracle configurations(Oracle [...]

By | 2021-03-28T23:59:41+02:00 March 28th, 2021|Olher, Storage|0 Comments

Add Pure Storage iSCSI to Linux CentOS – Part 1

In this how-to blog post, I will Add Pure Storage iSCSI to Linux CentOS - Part 1.  This the first part of two articles, where the final goal is to move Oracle DB from a NetApp NFS Shared to an iSCSI Lun from PureStorage. In this case, the plan is to set the iSCSI initiator [...]

By | 2021-03-29T00:01:19+02:00 March 28th, 2021|Olher, Storage|0 Comments

New Iperius Backup 7.2.4

A couple of days ago, Iprerius launched its new Iperius Backup 7.2.4.  This is the second version that Iperius launched this year for this main backup tool with new features and improvements. Since I do not publish an update about this product for some months now, I will add some of the main features that [...]

By | 2021-03-19T23:24:29+01:00 March 16th, 2021|Backups, Partners|0 Comments