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VMware: “vcpPerformance Function” error when upload Capacity Planner .csv files

April 4th, 2013 No comments

Today I configured VMware Capacity Planner 2.8 by a customer, after I finished the Collected inventory + Performance data task I started the Synchronize job. The .csv files uploaded successfully but at the end of the job I received this warning messages:

ERROR: An unexpected error occurred! Module = vcpPerformance Function = UpdateTask:16 Source = Microsoft JET Database Engine Error = Syntax error in UPDATEstatement.(-2147217900:0:5003144)

 

ERROR: An unexpected error occurred! Module = vcpSysPerf Function = CollectSystemPerformance: Source = vcpSysPerf Error = Type mismatch(13:0:1000013)

 

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Solution:

I used a Dutch Windows 7 workstation to install VMware Capacity Planner Data Manager v3.0.0, in the requirements (Page 9: VMware Whitepaper) I noticed “English Windows version required” …

 

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… but.. in VMware KB you need only need to change the Regional Options  to English (United States) like:

 

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After I changed the settings, applied the configuration and restarted the workstation I was able to upload the discovered files to the VMware Capacity Planner Dashboard, happy me!

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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VMware: Cannot delete virtual machine from disk with more then 100 active snapshots

March 19th, 2013 1 comment

Today I tried to delete a virtual machine with more then 100 (damn Backup Exec) snapshots, in the vSphere Client I selected in the inventory:  “Delete from disk”  , few seconds later I received this error message:

Cannot complete the operation due to an incorrect request to the server

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Events directly at the vSphere 5.0 host:

Warning message from ESXHOST: This virtual machine has more than 100 redo logs in a single branch of its snapshot tree. Deleting some of the snapshots or consolidating the redo logs will improve performance. The maximum number of redo logs supported is 255.

Virtual machine disks consolidation failed.


Solution:

With this simple PowerCLI command I was able to remove the virtual machine include all active snapshots

Remove-VM "VM" -DeletePermanently -Confirm:$false

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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VMware: The MAC Address entered is not in the valid range

May 31st, 2011 3 comments

After configuring a manual MAC address on a MAC based license server I received a error message:

The MAC Address entered is not in the valid range. Valid values are between 00:50:56:00:00:00 and 00:50:56:3F:FF:FF:FF

Error message:

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Solution:

Without additional setting in the .VMX config file you won’t be able to assign a static MAC address in the range your require. To disable mac address checking before boot add the following line in the .VMX file.

ethernetX.checkMACAddress = “false”

 

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Re-upload the .VMX config to the datastore and add the virtual machine to the inventory:

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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