vSphere Adding iSCSI Storage
Mar26

vSphere Adding iSCSI Storage

vSphere Adding iSCSI KB ID 0001378 Problem iSCSI storage is nice and cheap, so adding iSCSI 10/1Gbps storage to your virtual infrastructure is a common occurrence. vSphere Adding iSCSI Solution (vSphere 7/8) Add a Software iSCSI Adaptor: Select the host > Configure > Storage Adapters > Add > Software iSCSI adaptor > OK. After a few seconds you should see it appear at the bottom of the list. Create a vSwitch and...

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Broadcom and Changes to VMware
Mar19

Broadcom and Changes to VMware

KB ID 0001858 Broadcom’s Acquisition of VMware Sparks Licensing Shift In a seismic move for the tech industry, Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware has sent shockwaves through the enterprise landscape. With a track record of acquiring and restructuring tech giants like Symantec and CA (Computer Associates), Broadcom’s takeover of VMware has left many in anticipation of what’s to come. One of the most significant...

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vCenter Domain Authentication
Mar09

vCenter Domain Authentication

vCenter Domain Authentication KB ID 0001854 Problem Note: This procedure uses vCenter 8.0 Update 2, (the process is the same for vSphere 7). When you setup your VCSA you will have configured SSO, in most cases accepting the default SSO domain of vsphere.local. But If you want to log into VMware you probably want your identify source to be AD (to use you existing usernames and passwords). Note: In this example I will grant...

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VMware:  PowerCLI Errors
Jun12

VMware: PowerCLI Errors

PowerCLI Errors KB ID 0001830 Problem I was doing some work recently and tried to connect to my vCenter server and was greeted with this. PS C:\Users\administrator.PNL> connect-viserver vc-70.pnl.com connect-viserver : Object reference not set to an instance of an object. At line:1 char:1 + connect-viserver vc-70.pnl.com + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Connect-VIServer], NullReferenceException +...

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PowerCLI: Get Snapshot Information
Jun06

PowerCLI: Get Snapshot Information

Get Snapshot Information KB ID 0001829 Problem The question was asked on Experts Exchange today. Are there any scripts or reports that would give me information on VMware VM’s with snapshots? was pretty sure this was a straight forward one, so I jumped on the test network. Solution: Get Snapshot Information Connect to your vCenter and use the following commands. Connect-viserver vCenter-Name THEN AUTHENTICATE Get-VM |...

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ESX: This PC Can’t Run Windows 11
Nov24

ESX: This PC Can’t Run Windows 11

KB ID 0001763 Problem: This PC Can’t Run windows 11 When attempting to install Windows 11 on ESX (in this example vSphere 6.7) you will receive the following error; Windows Setup This PC can’t run Windows 11 This PC doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements to install this version of Windows. For more information, visit https://aka.ms.WindowsSysReq The reason you are seeing this is probably not because you...

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