VSphere tip: removed VM from a datastore cluster but rules still applying to it

Found this issue last week and wanted to note it for future reference for myself (getting old and best way for me to remember as much as anyone:)). So removed a VM from one of our datastore clusters. Now this machine had an affinity rule applied to it which i wasn’t aware of. Interestingly found … More VSphere tip: removed VM from a datastore cluster but rules still applying to it

vCenter 6.5 tip: Enabling vCenter HA? do so when things are quiet in your environment

Picked up this useful tip from the vCenter Server HA performance and Best Practices guide (see –¬†http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vcha65-perf.pdf) Will see on Pg 23 it will refer to the fact that: “As a best practice, it is highly recommended to pick a time period with a very light workload to enable VCHA. Otherwise, the newly cloned Passive … More vCenter 6.5 tip: Enabling vCenter HA? do so when things are quiet in your environment

VSphere 6.5 enhancement: VM secure boot support

Although theoretically possible in vSphere¬†6.0 VM secure boot support only officially supported with vSphere 6.5. Interesting thing with 6.5 is the range of improvements made in the security space with the hypervisor. Been good too that VMware have been listening to the user community in simplifying the adoption of a lot of these features. An … More VSphere 6.5 enhancement: VM secure boot support

VMware tip: how to get assign a static IP address to

Recently came across an issue trying to assign a static IP address to an OVA file. Was going to post it on the VMware communities site but someone had raised a post asking same question. Turns out the fix is a little more involved than assigning one to an OVF file. Good VMWare discussions article … More VMware tip: how to get assign a static IP address to

VCenter tip: Enhanced Link Mode and how to enable

Enhanced Linked Mode enables a single point of management across all vCenter Servers in the same vSphere Single Sign On (SSO) domain. Easier admin results as can look after multiple vCenter instances from one pane. To enable Enhanced Linked Mode, follow these steps: Ensure that Enhanced Linked Mode requirements are met: All PSCs are in … More VCenter tip: Enhanced Link Mode and how to enable