PowerCLI: Connect-VIServer Certificate Errors
Oct07

PowerCLI: Connect-VIServer Certificate Errors

KB ID 0001603 Problem When attempting to connect to a vCenter or ESXi host, you see the following error;   Connect-VIServer : {Date} {Time} Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration to set the value for the InvalidCertificateAction option to Prompt if you’d like to connect once or to add a permanent exception for this server. Additional Information: Could not establish trust relationship...

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VMware Horizon Machines Stuck ‘Customizing’
Sep18

VMware Horizon Machines Stuck ‘Customizing’

KB ID 0001595 Problem In all honesty there’s lots of reasons for this. I’ll cover the ones that have tripped me up, if you find some new ones feel free to post them below. Solutions Before continuing, the image needs to have the Horizon Agent installing within it, and it has to be the SAME version that your Composer and Connection servers are running, (or newer). Also your Horizon servers are connecting to VMware vCenter...

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Horizon Client ‘Install Failed’
Sep18

Horizon Client ‘Install Failed’

KB ID 0001594 Problem When attempting to install the VMware Horizon client you see; Well that’s very descriptive and helpful? Solution Firstly make sure you  are NOT trying to install the client software on a Horizon Connection Server, or a Horizon Security Server! If you are not, then the easiest way to get it to install, is to ‘extract’ the .msi installation files, and manually run them.  In PowerShell navigate to...

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VMware vSphere – How to Import and Export OVF and OVA Files
Sep17

VMware vSphere – How to Import and Export OVF and OVA Files

KB ID 0000562 Problem I prefer to think of OVF Templates as “Zip” files for Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances. Where as the OVA file is the complete appliance pre packaged. There are two things you will want to do with an OVF Template; 1. Export a VM to an OVF Template 2. Import an OVF Template (Note: VMware call this “Deploy an OVF Template”) Note: There are tools for OVF templates for other VMware...

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VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’
Sep05

VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’

KB ID 0001592 Problem Seen when attempting to deploy Window Server 2016, as an ‘Image’ (Parent VM,) with VMware Horizon View. ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’ I double checked, and Server 2016 (Standard and DataCenter) were supported, as was Server 2019 (Standard and DataCenter.) The image also had a new version of the VMware Horizon View agent installed in it? Solution In my case this was an embarrassingly easy...

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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  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 Issue detected...

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