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VMware: Current known issues vCenter Server 5.5

Posted by bartvdw on 1414/1010/2013

These few issues I’ve encountered myself with VMware vCenter Server 5.5, and I think there are good to know/remember…

Active Directory authentication fails when vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 runs on Windows Server 2012 and the AD Domain Controller is also on Windows Server 2012 (2060901)
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2060901

vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 Not Recognizing Nested Active Directory Groups
http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2013/09/vcenter-single-sign-on-5-5-not-recognizing-nested-active-directory-groups.html

vCenter Server not listed in the inventory after installing or upgrading to vSphere 5.5 (2059528)
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2059528

vCenter Server 5.5 displays a yellow warning in the Summary tab of hosts and reports the error: Quick stats on hostname is not up-to-date (2061008)
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2061008

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VMware: 101 Free Tools

Posted by bartvdw on 1010/0707/2013

101 FREE TOOLS FOR VMWARE ADMINISTRATORS
http://www.vmwarearena.com/2013/06/101-free-tools-for-vmware-administrators.html

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Symantec BE 2012 & VMware: Snapshot problems (unable to quiesce an application)

Posted by bartvdw on 1010/0707/2013

Backup Exec 2012 – An attempt to take a snapshot of a virtual machine failed because it was unable to quiesce an application

http://restingsysadmin.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/backup-exec-2012-an-attempt-to-take-a-snapshot-of-a-virtual-machine-failed-because-it-was-unable-to-quiesce-an-application/

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VMware: Cool Tool – VisualEsxtop

Posted by bartvdw on 1010/0707/2013

Cool Tool: VisualEsxtop
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/07/08/cool-tool-visualesxtop/

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VMware: Education Services

Posted by bartvdw on 1111/0606/2013

http://vmwarelearning.com

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VMware: Sample Configuration of EtherChannel / Link Aggregation with ESX/ESXi and Cisco/HP Switches

Posted by bartvdw on 0404/0505/2013

Sample Configuration of EtherChannel / Link Aggregation with ESX/ESXi and Cisco/HP
http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2012/07/sample-configuration-of-etherchannel-link-aggregation-with-esxesxi-and-ciscohp-switches.html

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VMware: Download Patches

Posted by bartvdw on 0202/0505/2013

http://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

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VMware: vMA 5 – Cannot initialize property ‘vami.DNS0.vSphere_Management_Assistant_(vMA)’

Posted by bartvdw on 0202/0505/2013

vMA 5 – Cannot initialize property ‘vami.DNS0.vSphere_Management_Assistant_(vMA)’
http://www.definit.co.uk/2012/08/vma-5-cannot-initialize-property-vami-dns0-vsphere_management_assistant_vma/

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VMware: Setting up the ESXi 5.0 Dump Collector

Posted by bartvdw on 0202/0505/2013

Setting up the ESXi 5.0 Dump Collector
http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2011/07/setting-up-the-esxi-50-dump-collector.html

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VMware: ESXi Active Directory integration and default AD group

Posted by bartvdw on 0202/0505/2013

Came across this nice to know configuration item when joining ESXi hosts in Active Directory: the default AD group “ESX Admins”. Read the link below for details!

Undocumented parameters for ESXi 5.0 Active Directory integration
http://www.v-front.de/2012/01/undocumented-parameters-for-esxi-50.html

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