Recovering existing linked clone parent/master virtual machine from replica

This article provides information on recovering the parent virtual machine (and snapshot), when linked clone virtual machine is working and still exists in the pool. This can happen when the parent (golden/master, whatever you call it!!) virtual machine and snapshot of the pool is corrupted, deleted or is inaccessible. Resolution 1. Determining the MOID of … Continue reading Recovering existing linked clone parent/master virtual machine from replica

Deleting Inaccessible Objects from vSAN

There may be times when you see some vSAN objects which are in an inaccessible state.Try to “Repair the absent or degraded vSAN objects immediately” or “Purge Inaccessible VM swap Objects” from VMWare vSAN Skyline Health option,and check if that helps. There’s a few reasons that objects could have been inaccessible, one being orphaned objects … Continue reading Deleting Inaccessible Objects from vSAN

Upgrade vSAN Disk Format Using vSphere Web Client

After you have finished upgrading the vSAN hosts, you can perform the disk format upgrade.  Prerequisites Verify that you are using the updated version of vCenter Server. Verify that you are using the latest version of ESXi hosts. Verify that the disks are in a healthy state. Navigate to the Disk Management page in the vSphere Web Client to verify the object … Continue reading Upgrade vSAN Disk Format Using vSphere Web Client

Upgrading a VMware ESXi host fails with the error

VMware vCenter Update Manager fails to upgrade the ESXi host at 92%. Cannot upgrade from ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.7 using the ISO image. OSError: [Errno 39] Directory not empty: /bootbank/state.XXXXXXX (where XXXXXXX is a number) To resolve this issue, ensure that the /bootbank/state.XXXXXXXX directory is empty.  To ensure the /bootbank/state.XXXXXXXX directory is empty: Log in to the ESXi using SSH … Continue reading Upgrading a VMware ESXi host fails with the error

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