Category Archives: vSphere

vSphere 6 – Consolidation & Migration

By | January 13, 2017

Scope This particular customer wanted to move away from Windows vCenter 5.5 and migrate to vCenter 6.0 using the appliance.  This seems fairly straight forward, but the existing implementation\configuration and customer requirements started to muddy the water. Basically to meet future requirements, architectural changes are needed here to transition to external Platform Services Controllers. Note: To help you decide… Read More »

VMworld 2015 – SDDC5027 – VCDX Unwrapped

By | December 9, 2015

DNA of a VCDX candidate Real-world experience in design, architecting, presenting & implementing solutions Does not ask what needs to be done, they actively seek out solutions when problems present themselves Traits Self-motivated and driven Applies critical thinking Particular customer environment may not fit best practice Organised and methodical Good designs and documentation.  If customer is paying for… Read More »

vCNS Edge device failed to deploy

By | December 9, 2015

Problem Statement: After deploying vCloud Networking & Security suite (vCNS), and attempting to deploy Edge devices from vShield Manager, the deployment quickly fails after running through the configuration wizard with ‘Edge device failed’. Inspecting the logs from vShield Manager (Tech support bundle), the following entries stand out:- 2015-07-17 11:07:48.798 GMT ERROR pool-1218-thread-1 ResourcePoolVcOperationsImpl:348 – Failed to install OVF.… Read More »

McAfee Move 3.0 and vShield – Deployment and Tips

By | November 13, 2013

Over the last two months, I’ve been working on a VDI refresh engagement, involving technologies such as VMware Horizon View 5.2, vCNS (vShield) and McAfee Move, agentless solution.  The customer previously used a standard McAfee agent solution, with the agent installed in every Windows virtual desktop. However they own the license for the agentless solution, and thought this… Read More »

ESXi – Cannot run upgrade script on host

By | October 11, 2013

I’ve been upgrading all the various components in my lab from vSphere 5.1 to 5.5.  Everything had been going smoothly, I upgraded the vCenter Appliance to 5.5 without issue.  The first problem I’ve come across, was trying to perform an ESXi 5.1 host upgrade.  They are both virtual but this isn’t the root cause.  Funnily enough, the first… Read More »