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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: vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0

Posted by bartvdw on 1919/0404/2013

Great stuff!

Introducing the vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0
http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2013/04/introducing-the-vcenter-certificate-automation-tool-1-0.html

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VMware KB: Purging old data from the database used by vCenter Server (1025914)

Posted by bartvdw on 1919/0303/2013

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1025914

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VMware: Ways to transfer VM’s between ESXi servers without shared storage

Posted by bartvdw on 1515/1111/2012

You had limited options in the past, however you have more than 1 option to accomplish this today! Below 2 options I know about with great resources and very easy to use!

  1. Copy them using ovftool, read the article below for details!
    How to Copy VMs Directly Between ESXi Hosts Without Shared Storage
    http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2012/06/how-to-copy-vms-directly-between-esxi.html
     
  2. Use Veeam! Below a how to…
    Veeam Quick Migration
    http://www.ms-opsmgr.eu/?p=362

Enjoy!

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VMware: What’s new in 5.1?

Posted by bartvdw on 2929/0808/2012

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2012/08/27/whats-new-in-5/

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