QuickFix: Virtual machine Consolidation is needed – ESXi 5.5

My Environment: ESXi 5.5 u2 vCenter 5.5 u2 only 1 VSAN datastore in cluster 2 cluster in vCenter Symptoms: Cannot perform snapshot consolidation in VMware ESXi 5.5 Performing a snapshot consolidation in ESXi 5.5 fails. In logs on this VM (vmware.log) we found: After fast troubleshooting with VMware engineer we receive summary: “I tracked down […]

QuickFix: vROPS 6.0 services not working

Symptoms: vROPS login page is not loading – blank page after use command: service vmware-vcops status during generate results command is hanging after use command vmware-vcops restart process is hanging No activity on Network performance chart and small activity on CPU chart   Resolution: Restart vROPS Appliance:     For your information. Service restart process should […]

QuickTip: Installation error during vCenter 5.5 Simple Install setup on fresh Windows Server 2008 R2

Symptom: “There is a problem with This Windows Installer package,A DLL required for install to complete could not be run….” Resolution: Install Visual C++ Redistributable package from “DVD location”:\Single Sign-On\prerequisites\vcredist_x64.exe

QuickTIP: Check physical disk BAY in DELL R730 using naa identifier from ESXi

I tested this on: DELL PowerEdge R730 DELL PERC H730 Mini (Embedded) iDRAC 8 – Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller Version (Build 08) ESXi 5.5 u3 Part 1 – Gathering naa. numbers related from physical disks from ESXi console and iDRAC console: On host where we use VSAN namespace: On host without VSAN namespace Commands […]

QuickTask: Create vSSwitch, configure port groups, VLAN, security policy by esxcli

ESXCLI command to create a standard vSwitch named vSwitch3 that has 128 accessible ports. esxcli network vswitch standard add -v vSwitch3 -P 128 ESXCLI command to attach vmnic3 as an uplink to vSwitch3. esxcli network vswitch standard uplink add -v vSwitch3 -u vmnic2 ESXCLI commands to create two port groups named Prod-201 and Prod-202 on vSwitch3. esxcli […]