NSX Host Transport Nodes Install Failed

This quick tip about NSX Host Transport Nodes Install Failed, when you get Install Failed, I will explain a simple fix that fixes this problem in most cases. This is a similar problem that I already wrote a blog post about it, but that was during an ESXi host upgrade Upgrade to vSphere 7 NSX-T [...]

By | 2022-09-30T12:30:55+02:00 September 26th, 2022|NSX, VMware Posts, vSphere|0 Comments

How to remove a dead vSphere Replication from vCenter with JXplorer

While updating my homelab, particularly my vSphere Replication Appliance, one vCenter had a registered vSphere Replication that doesn't exist anymore. In this blog post, How to remove a dead vSphere Replication from vCenter with JXplorer, we will understand how to do this. Since early vCenter versions that, we know to remove any vCenter plugin or [...]

By | 2022-09-19T21:09:25+02:00 September 19th, 2022|vCenter, VMware Posts, vSphere|0 Comments

VMware launching a New vCenter Converter Beta

I rarely write about others' blog posts, but in this case, it is a very important tool for me(explained in this blog post). Just read a blog post from William Lam about VMware launching a New vCenter Converter Beta. According to William, It seems that VMware is bringing back the vCenter Converter or just VMware Converter. [...]

By | 2022-09-14T11:27:37+02:00 September 13th, 2022|vCenter, VMware Posts, vSphere|0 Comments

Add disks to your VCF through ESXi vSAN hosts

When your VMware Cloud Foundation(VCF) SDDC Manager Workload Domain is getting full, you need to add disks to your VCF through ESXi vSAN hosts. Most of the changes you need to do in your vCenter should be done through the SDDC Manager. Not the case when you need physically add extra disks to your ESXi [...]

By | 2022-08-30T10:16:59+02:00 March 29th, 2022|vCenter, VCF, VMware Posts, vSAN, vSphere|0 Comments

How to update your vSAN HCL DB without internet

We know that some systems cannot be connected to the internet. In this How to update your vSAN HCL DB without internet, I will show how we can update our vSAN HCL DB without an internet connection. In my case, a VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) doesn't directly connect to the internet, but I still need [...]

By | 2022-03-28T20:33:23+02:00 March 28th, 2022|vCenter, VMware Posts, vSAN, vSphere|0 Comments

How to clone your ESXi SD card for backup

In this How to clone your ESXi SD card for backup, I will explain how to clone your SD card(or USB) from your ESXi for backups purposes. If you don't have a dual SD card controller, this is something handy for a quick restore of your system. In my case, I have an 8Gb SD [...]

By | 2022-03-27T01:28:19+01:00 March 27th, 2022|VMware Posts, vSphere|4 Comments

vCenter 6.7 upgrade 7.0 Lifecycle Manager not starting

When I upgraded one of my vCenter 6.7 to vCenter 7.0, I got a strange error on Lifecycle Manager. The error was; a status 404 vCenter compliance. Somehow the VMware Update Manager DB from the previous vCenter did not migrate properly to the new vCenter 7.0 Lifecycle Manager. We need to erase the Lifecycle Manager [...]

By | 2022-02-17T11:59:10+01:00 February 17th, 2022|VMware Posts, vSphere|0 Comments

Install vSphere 7 in a non-supported HP DL360-G7

In this Install vSphere 7 in a non-supported HP DL360-G7, I will quickly go through how to install this. We know that vSphere 7.x is not supported on a G7. If we go for the official support from VMware, it is not even supported on 6.5 and 6.7. But these last two, we can install [...]

By | 2022-02-19T11:29:45+01:00 February 17th, 2022|VMware Posts, vSphere|0 Comments

Virtual Flash File System partitions issue

A couple of weeks ago, we had some bizarre issue in a vSphere 7 Cluster with ESXi partitions. In this Virtual Flash File System partitions issue blog post,  I will try to explain what happened and the root cause. In this 12 ESXi Cluster, the issue was in 9. Only 3 of the ESXi hosts [...]

By | 2022-02-03T19:49:30+01:00 February 3rd, 2022|VMware Posts, vSphere|2 Comments

vSphere removing inaccessible NFS datastores

In another quick tip, in this vSphere removing inaccessible NFS datastores. I will explain how to troubleshoot and remove these inaccessible datastores that sometimes are left behind and we can't remove normally. There are some blog posts from other bloggers on how to do this, but the case I had last week was not usual, [...]

By | 2022-01-24T15:01:45+01:00 January 17th, 2022|VMware Posts, vSphere|0 Comments