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 status.Verify that … 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 with … Continue reading Upgrading a VMware ESXi host fails with the error
vSAN HCL DB up-to-date health check is red for the fresh deployment
What does the vSAN HCL Health – vSAN HCL DB up-to-date check do? This health check verifies the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) database used for the HCL checks is up-to-date. These VCG checks are not done against the HCL on the VMware website, but rather against a copy stored on the vCenter Server. The initial … Continue reading vSAN HCL DB up-to-date health check is red for the fresh deployment
How to manually remove and recreate a vSAN disk group using esxcli
To remove and recreate a disk group using esxcli commands: Log in to the ESXi host that owns the disk group as the root user using SSH.Run one of these commands to put the host in Maintenance mode.Note: VMware recommends using the ensureObjectAccessibility option. Failure to use this ensureObjectAccessibility mode or evacuateAllData mode may result in data loss. Recommended:Ensure accessibility of data:esxcli system … Continue reading How to manually remove and recreate a vSAN disk group using esxcli
vCenter Upgrade to 6.7 fails with NTP error.
While upgrading the vCenter server to vCenter server version 6.7 we faced an error with the NTP configuration. Needless to say the upgrade failed and the below error was seen on the screen. This issue comes when source vCenter is configured with external NTP server however the configuration to destination (upgraded vCenter VM) doesn’t save … Continue reading vCenter Upgrade to 6.7 fails with NTP error.
‘Migrate’ Option Greyed out for VMs in VMware vCenter 6.x/7.X
This issue can occur after a virtual machine backup completes and the entries from the vCenter Server database vpx_disabled_methods table are not removed. To resolve the issue we need to follow the following steps: Login to https://vCenter FQDNorIP/mob/?moid=AuthorizationManager&method=enableMethods using SSO credentials. Login with firstname.lastname@example.orgExample: email@example.com The below page will appear: 2. Find the VMs MOB ID In … Continue reading ‘Migrate’ Option Greyed out for VMs in VMware vCenter 6.x/7.X
Preparing for VMware Cloud on AWS
The process of deploying VMware SDDC in AWS is quite simple and should be complete within a matter of minutes, however one needs to be prepared for the deployment. Following blog will cover the most basic set of pre-requisites which are required before starting with the deployment on VMware SDDC. Cost Assessment VMware provides an … Continue reading Preparing for VMware Cloud on AWS