vSphere Upgrade VMware Tools Suppress Reboot
Jul27

vSphere Upgrade VMware Tools Suppress Reboot

KB ID 0001760 Problem If you want to Upgrade VMware Tools and Suppress the Reboot, (because rebooting production servers is always a touchy subject), But putting ‘maintenance windows’ and ‘CAB procedures’ to one side. If you want to deploy new versions of VMware tools from vSphere, if you just right click and select automatically upgrade, it will reboot the server. How do you stop that happening? Solution:...

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Can you Backup the Free Version of ESX 7?
Jul19

Can you Backup the Free Version of ESX 7?

KB ID 0001757 Problem ‘Backup the Free Version of ESX?’ This was asked on Experts Exchange this week, I responded with the usual answer of “No the VAPI is not exposed in the free version, so it cannot be backed up by a third party backup  application.” The poster responded with, “That’s what I thought, but I’ve got a Technical Consultant here who says it can be done with version 7” This...

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VMware ESX – Sockets and Cores (Logical Processors)
Mar16

VMware ESX – Sockets and Cores (Logical Processors)

KB ID 0001124  Problem While explaining to a client the difference between Sockets, Cores, Logical processors, I had to revisit this post today, so I updated it for vSphere7 Calculating Sockets and Cores  Essentially; A: Processor Sockets: The Physical amount of CPUs on the motherboard. B: Cores Per Socket: For a dual core processor this would be 2, triple core=3, quad core = 4, hex core = 6, octa core=8, deca core=12, etc. C: Logical...

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VMware Fusion: Not Enough Physical Memory
Nov18

VMware Fusion: Not Enough Physical Memory

KB ID 0001715 Problem I upgraded to macOS Big Sur this week, and was surprised everything still worked! That was until I tried to start up my Windows 1o Virtual machine. “Not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine with its configured settings.” Solution Though it took me a while to ‘fix’, the fix is quite straight forward, I was running version 11 (see Below). As soon as I upgraded...

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Your vSphere Client Session Is No Longer Authenticated
Nov06

Your vSphere Client Session Is No Longer Authenticated

KB ID 0001711 Problem I updated my vCenter to 6.7.0.45100 yesterday, and since then every time I tried to login to the HTML5 web client, it authenticated, let me in, showed me the error (below), then kicked me out again? Solution I assumed, (wrongly) that the upgrade had overwritten the webclient.properties file that controls timeouts. this may be you problem, see the following article If my ‘fix’ does not work for you....

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OVA / OVF  Deployment Gets Stuck ‘Validating’
Nov06

OVA / OVF Deployment Gets Stuck ‘Validating’

KB ID 0001664 Problem I had this problem (on sphere 6.7) the other day when trying to deploy some OVA files on my test network. Solution Well as stated elsewhere I tried reconnecting to my vCenter using its FQDN, this didn’t solve the problem, using Flash or HTML5 didn’t cure the problem either. What did cure the problem was using a different browser! I switched from IE to Chrome and it worked fine. Update: I Also cured...

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