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Category: Knowledge Base

Host Becomes disconnected

In my current role I have inherited a largish vSphere 4.1 environment, that has to put it nicely “evolved”.  We have been having host disconnection issues in one of the clusters, coupled with HA Configuration errors.  well today one host disconnected and absolutely refused to reconnect, bizarrely it kept telling us that the username/password combination …

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Things from VMware you really should subscribe too.

VMware are possibly on of the best companies out there on managing So-Me (social media), the amount of information that they provide can be baffling at times, especially now that they have such an impressive array of products. however they do provide a set of very useful email and RSS Feeds, the one that I …

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Excellent KB Article

VMware have just release a new KB article, well to be fair it is not really a KB article persay but more of a KB grouping article.  Troubleshooting ESX virtual machine performance issues is actually just a holding page for a load of extremely useful troubleshooting advice links. Bookmark this link because it will be …

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Virtualisation 101 – VMware Update Manager (VUM)

What Is It? Update Manager is VMware’s patching product, and is used for updating ESX/ESXi hosts, virtual appliances and guest machines.  It is a companion product to vCenter and installed via the vCenter Installer.  In smaller deployments VUM would be installed on the vCenter server, but in larger environments could be run as a dedicated …

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Warning ESX U2 and PCoIP

VMware have been touting all over twitter today about an issue but not actually informing us what it was, there have been rather cryptic warning about about a Issue with ESX U2 and VDI,  now these warning have been going out since early morning UK time and it is now 8pm UK time and finally:

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