16 03, 2018

Fix wrong vSAN Cluster partitions

By | 2018-03-16T18:51:58+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Storage, Virtualization, vSAN|0 Comments

My vSAN was getting some warnings about vSAN cluster partitions. Checking my vSAN partitions, I notice vSAN has some Cluster partitions. As we can notice in the above image, we have two different partitions. To understand why we need to check in each ESXi vSAN Cluster. Connect to ESXi trough ssh and starting to run [...]

15 03, 2018

vSAN remove host vpxa agent

By | 2018-03-16T19:06:31+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Backups, Virtualization, vSAN|0 Comments

Today in my nested vSAN I had a dead ESXi host with a PSOD. Since I had some issues with one of my Storage disks, I think is the cause of this nested ESXi issue. I restore the nested VM with a Veeam Backup. Afterward, the ESXi host was not possible to connect to the [...]

11 03, 2018

Selected as vExpert 2018 for third year

By | 2018-03-11T23:41:12+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Olher, Virtualization|0 Comments

Is again with great honor that last Friday I receive the confirmation that I have again been awarded the vExpert for 2018. I have been select as a vExpert 2018 for the third year in a row with the award. What is the vExpert program? You can check HERE VMware announcement and read all about [...]

20 01, 2018

[Updated] vCenter update VMware Python failed code 3010

By | 2018-02-24T03:42:38+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Virtualization|5 Comments

Note: Initial post was posted on 23/04/2016. [Updated]  When applying a vCenter update VMware Python failed code 3010. Was an update from our Windows vCenter 6.0 to 6.0 update 2 we get this strange error: "Installation of component VMware Python components failed  with error code '3010'" Troubleshooting the problem, it seems that is only related [...]

30 12, 2017

vExpert 2018 Applications are now Open!

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:03+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Virtualization|0 Comments

VMware launched in 18th of December the first of two-year applications for vExpert 2018. The applications will be open until January 19th at midnight PDT. The vExpert 2018 announcement will be on February 16th, 2018. The official page for vExpert announcements: http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn This year there is a new site and new tool for applications, so [...]

16 11, 2017

vCenter 6.0 Appliance (VCSA) fix and restore

By | 2018-02-24T03:47:10+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

This week we had an outage with our vCenter Appliance 6.0 vPostgres DB. After some Storage issues vCenter stop working and was not possible to recover, so I decided to write this article vCenter 6.0 Appliance (VCSA) fix and restore to help others with the same issue. In this article vCenter 6.0 Appliance (VCSA) fix and [...]

18 09, 2017

PSOD after apply ESXi 6.5 Update 1 Rollup on HP DLs

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:03+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Virtualization|13 Comments

Last week we had upgraded some of our HP Blades (HPE BL460c) from ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.5. We have used VMware Update manager to migrate/upgrade these ESXi hosts using the ESXi HPE image VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update1-5969303-HPE-650.U1. The upgrade did run without any issues. After ESXi upgrade we run a search/scan in VUM for any updates/patches release [...]

20 04, 2017

Free Backup tools for Virtual Environments

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:05+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

There are some tools in the market regarding free Backup tools for Virtual Environments (some may include physical). Personally, I do not know in detail all products that are in the market. In this article, I will try to focus the ones that offer a free license with the most features included. What are the [...]