Category Archives: VMware

Upgrading vCenter Server 6.5 to vCenter Server 6.7

By | 11/05/2018

VMWARE released vSphere 6.7, getting a lot of new functions and improvements, this also gives us a new vCenter Server Appliance. In many smaller setups, we run what is called and embedded appliance, where all vSphere vCenter Server funtionalites coexist on one single VM, this is VMWARE’s guide how to upgrade and embedded appliance 🙂… Read More »

VMWARE: VCSA 6.5 resetting update manager database

By | 10/01/2018

When triyng to scan og remediate hosts, you may get errors saying that hosts cannot be updated in the event log, but nothing more, a quick and easy fix is to reset the update manage db and the patch store: Cautions: The following is a destructive task. Ensure you have working backups and/or snapshots of the… Read More »

VMWARE: Cannot update host with ESXCLI due to error OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

By | 10/01/2018

When updating a ESXI HOST with esxcli, you may get this: Running command: esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20180104001-standard \ -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml Output: [InstallationError] Failed updating the bootloader: Execution of command /usr/lib/vmware/bootloader-installer/install-bootloader failed: non-zero code returned return code: 1 output: ERROR: ld.so: object ‘/lib/libMallocArenaFix.so’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored. Traceback (most recent call last):… Read More »

VMWARE: Meltdown and Spectre

By | 09/01/2018

Due to the new CPU bug, memory can be read by criminals, therefore update your OS and virtuel environments: Relevant Products VMware vSphere ESXi (ESXi) VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation) excluded Workstation version 14 VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion) excluded Fusion 10 Solution VMware vSphere 6.5: apply patch ESXi650-201712101-SG (released on Dec, 19th 2017) VMware… Read More »

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5: 503 Service Unavailable

By | 03/04/2017

After I installed the 5100 build of vCenter Server Appliance 6.5, and ran with it for 1 month, I suddenly could not connect to the Web Interface anymore, all I got was this: “503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x7f009c095810] _serverNamespace = / _isRedirect = false _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/vpxd-webserver-pipe)” This is due to a… Read More »

VMWARE Workstation 11 – Cannot start service and console gives “internal” error.

By | 08/03/2017

Suddenly when running VMWARE Workstation 11 on Windows 10, the VM’s would not start, when trying to start them they each give “internal error”. Looking in service manager, I found that the “VMWARE Workstation Server”-service was stopped, and could not start, giving the following error in event log:   Event id: 7024 “VMware Workstation Server… Read More »

vSphere PowerCLI Script to automatically setup vCenter Alarm Email Notifications

By | 04/09/2016

Managing vCenter server, everybody knows it can be a pain setting up notifications. Luckily this guy did some great work, simplifying everything 🙂 It changes notifications, e-mail and repeat, once, frequency on the most used notifications – it tested this on vSphere 6, and it works great: Download: powercli_script_to_automatically_setup_vcenter_alarm_email.txt Source: https://fixingitpro.com/2012/07/09/powercli-script-to-automatically-setup-vcenter-alarm-email-notification/