VMware ESXi Syslog Errors – ‘System logs  on host {host-name} are stored on non-persistent storage.’
Sep01

VMware ESXi Syslog Errors – ‘System logs on host {host-name} are stored on non-persistent storage.’

KB ID 0000456 Dtd 01/09/17 Problem Syslog Error Seen on ESXi 6.0 and 6.5 System logs on host {host-name} are stored on non-persistent storage. Syslog Error Seen on ESXi 5.1 Error Configuration Issues System logs on host {host-name} are stored on non-persistent storage. Syslog Error Seen on ESXi 5 Error Configuration Issues System logging is not configured on host {host-name}. Syslog Error Seen on ESXi 4 Error Configuration Issues...

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vSphere 6.5 vCenter Appliance – Replacing Certificates
Aug22

vSphere 6.5 vCenter Appliance – Replacing Certificates

KB ID 0001194 Dtd  22/08/17 Problem In vSphere 5 and earlier versions this was not a ‘fun’ job at all, many times I sat down to do it, and lost the will to live. Now there’s a nice new tool built into vCenter that does ‘most’ of the hard work for you. Here I’m using the vCenter appliance but the tool is also available on the Windows version. For my certificates I’m using Microsoft Certificate...

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VMware ESXi6  – Replacing the Default Certificates
Aug22

VMware ESXi6 – Replacing the Default Certificates

KB ID 0001195 Dtd 22/08/17 Problem This is pretty much part two of the last article I wrote, so make sure you have the vCenter CA setup as a Sub CA of your Microsoft Certificate Services Deployment. See the following article; vSphere 6 vCenter Appliance – Replacing Certificates Now we take the next step, and replace the certificates on the ESXi hosts. Solution Note: Joining the ESXi Hosts to the domain is not essential, it just makes...

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Deploying and Configuring The vCenter Server Appliance
Aug21

Deploying and Configuring The vCenter Server Appliance

KB ID 0001146 Dtd 21/08/17 Problem The vCenter Appliance used to be a simple to deploy from OVA, but now you need to deploy it from another machine, (and it has to be a Windows machine). Solution Before you attempt to deploy the appliance, ‘pre-create’ its host records in your DNS. Download the vCenter Appliance .ISO file and mount it on your Windows machine, navigate to the vcsa-iu-installer directory, and run the...

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VMware Linux VM – ‘No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found’
Jul23

VMware Linux VM – ‘No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found’

KB ID 0001334 Dtd 23/07/17 Problem Last week while trying to create a Linux VM on a VMware ESX 6.5 server, I saw this; No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found Solution Normally the error indicates theres something wrong with the install media, so I deleted it and uploaded it again, same error. So I downloaded the setup iso file again and checked its checksum, to make sure it was OK, (it was, but the problem persisted). To fix...

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Linux – Install VMware Tools
Jul19

Linux – Install VMware Tools

KB ID 0001330 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem Note: This is to install the VMware Tools NOT the OPEN-VM-TOOLS. I’ve had to do this a few times now, and every time I Goolge how to do it, I get pages of instructions on how to install the open vm tools. When what I really want is to install the VMware Tools. Solution I’m using vSphere ESX, but even if you are using VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion, you can still select...

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