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19.08.2013 13:25 (comments: 0)

Reload inaccessible or invalid VM's with PowerCLI

Especially with NFS Storages we have identified that from time to time VMs are shown as invalid or inaccessible.

Based on this blog post we created a small powerCLI code snipped to reconnect/reload these VMs.

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11.01.2013 15:43 (comments: 0)

Unmounting an inactive datastore fails with the error: Cannot remove datastore 'datastore_name' because Storage I/O Control is enabled on it

Sometimes a datastore get's removed without being disabled and unmounted carefully from your vSphere environment.

Especially if you have Storage IO Control enabled be sure to disable it, otherwise there are issues which are not easy to solve.

However in my latest case I found an easy solution:

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24.09.2012 19:00 (comments: 0)

vCenter Operations Manager: Change vApp virtual machine names

When you install vCenter Operations Manager it creates two virtual machines called Analytics VM and UI VM in vSphere. The internal hostnames are first-vm-external and external-vm-external.

Two change scenarios...

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29.05.2012 21:08 (comments: 0)

vSphere: Access to resource settings on the host is restricted to the server 'x.x.x.x' which is managing it.

When an ESXi host in version 5.x or higher is managed by a virtual center it's management capabilities are limited to prevent damage to the virtual machines. One scenario which can become a big deal is however if your vCenter Server runs out of storage, which means you can not extend the storage that easily.

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29.05.2012 20:59 (comments: 0)

Restart management agents on VMware ESXi through SSH

Restart management agents in ESXi through SSH

 

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