To save on Microsoft SQL licenses, we decided to merge two VMware Clusters into one. The clusters were in different vCenters and the source Cluster was running ESXi 6.5u2 and the target cluster was ESXi 6.5u1. Both clusters were at the same Westmere EVC Level but a Cross vCenter VMotion failed with “The target host […]
Did you know, no VMotion when HA network partitioned
During my migration from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.5, I ran into an issue I had never experienced before. When your VMware HA network is partitioned, vCenter will not let you perform VMotions. At first I was surprised but after some searching I learned the reasons behind it and it makes complete sense now.
vCenter DRS rules bug when downgrading license
Normaly when installing a vSphere environment for new customers, I wait with entering the correct licenses until the environment is ready and can be moved to production. Until today I never ran into any issues with that since most of our customers buy Enterprise or Enterprise Plus edition. Today I discovered that after entering a […]
How to pin a VM to single host and still be able to enter maintenance mode
Today a customer asked me about a specific issue he has in his vSphere environment. They are running a VM that monitors network traffic and they want to make sure the VM is running on esx-1 unless esx-1 goes into maintenance mode. Easiest way to do this would be to place the VM on host-1 […]
VMware vSphere 4.1 released – What’s new?
As many of you expected, the new VMware vSphere version is called VMware vSphere 4.1. The hints have been clear these past few weeks and today it became official. Today was the official release and we can finally start blogging about VMware vSphere’s latest features. In the next few days I will post a number […]