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VMware: Quick stats on [hostname.domain.local] is not up-to-date

October 10th, 2013 1 comment

After upgrading my vCenter appliance 5.1 to 5.5 I noticed the following warning message at one of my 5.1 hosts:

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Configuration issues. "Quick stats on hostname.domain.local is not up-to-date"

 

Solution:

This is a known issue in vCenter Server 5.5.

To work around this issue, add these quickStats parameters to the Advanced Settings of the vCenter Server:

  • vpxd.quickStats.HostStatsCheck
  • vpxd.quickStats.ConfigIssues

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After I restarted the vCenter services the message disappeared

 

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VMware: Easy upgrade to vSphere ESXi 5.1

September 17th, 2012 6 comments

 

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VMware: Update VMware Tools without a reboot by PowerCLI

July 29th, 2011 13 comments

Upgrade VMware Tools, all virtual machines in cluster:

Get-Cluster "Productie" | Get-VM | Update-Tools –NoReboot

Upgrade VMware Tools, located in folder:

Get-Cluster "Productie" | Get-Folder "Beheer servers" | Get-VM | Update-Tools –NoReboot

Upgrade VMware Tools, selected virtual machine:

Get-Cluster "Productie" | Get-VM "BHR-SVR11" | Update-Tools –NoReboot

Get VMware-Tools versions:

Get-View -ViewType VirtualMachine | select Name, @{ Name=”ToolsVersion”;
Expression={$_.config.tools.toolsVersion}}

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VMware: Easy upgrade ESXi 4.1 to ESXi 5.0

July 13th, 2011 35 comments

Last night I did an upgrade from vSphere ESXi 4.1 to ESXi 5.0 using the ESXi 5 installation CD. The upgrade process was very easy.. elapsed time: 10 minutes!

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^ Current installed OS: VMware ESXi 4.1.0 build 260247

– Mount the vSphere 5.0 cd-rom in the host
– Boot from CD-Rom drive

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– Choose: ESX-5.0.0 Installer in the menu

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VMware: Windows 2008 disks are offline after upgrading hardware 4 to 7

September 21st, 2010 4 comments

Today I did some maintenance in the datacenter. I upgraded last month to vCenter 4.1 and the ESX hosts from 4.0 to 4.1. Today was planned to update some virtual hardware from 4 to 7 but after I upgraded and started some Windows 2008 SP2 VM’s I can’t connect mappings and receiving some errors from the loginscript. After some troubleshooting I saw that some local disks (.VMDK) are offline!

Solution:

Goto Disk Management > Right click on the offline disk, select: Online 

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Okay, the disk is online.. my data is back without any dataloss but my shares are gone. You only need to restart the VM again to resolve this issue.

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VMware: No SSH access after upgrade to vSphere 4.1

August 13th, 2010 No comments

After upgrading the datacenter from vSphere 4.0 to 4.1 I was unable to connect with my service account “esxuser” by putty or console or Veeam to make some backups, warning message: Access denied

I changed my password a few times.. maybe it was changed, I restarted the SSH service.. no luck.. I created a new account with shell access but still the same deny!

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Solution:

Connect direct your ESX console by VI client, go to Permissions tab and add your service account with Administrator rights:

 

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Yeah, I was able to connect again with my service account.. 🙂

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VMware: “Failed to read the upgrade package metadata.xml” upgrading to ESXi 4.1

July 15th, 2010 24 comments

I was upgrading my ESXi 4.0 Update 2 host to ESXi 4.1 with “VMware vSphere Host Update Utility”, I downloaded the “ESXi 4.1 (upgrade ZIP from ESXi 4.0)” file and selected this package to upgrade the host. After validating the upgrade package I received this error:

Failed to read the upgrade package metadata: Could not find file metadata.xml

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I’ve checked the MD5 checksum.. it was correct.. I downloaded again the upgrade package from the VMware site.. still this warning..

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VMware vSphere 4.1 released today!

July 13th, 2010 1 comment

Today VMware released the newest version of vSphere, version 4.1 🙂

 

Whats new:

Scripted Install for ESXi. Scripted installation of ESXi to local and remote disks allows rapid deployment of ESXi to many machines. You can start the scripted installation with a CD-ROM drive or over the network by using PXE booting.

vSphere Client Removal from ESX/ESXi Builds. For ESX and ESXi, the vSphere Client is available for download from the VMware Web site. It is no longer packaged with builds of ESX and ESXi.

Boot from SAN. vSphere 4.1 enables ESXi boot from SAN (BFN). iSCSI, FCoE, and Fibre Channel boot are supported.

Hardware Acceleration with vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI). ESX can offload specific storage operations to compliant storage hardware. With storage hardware assistance, ESX performs these operations faster and consumes less CPU, memory, and storage fabric bandwidth.

Storage Performance Statistics. vSphere 4.1 offers enhanced visibility into storage throughput and latency of hosts and virtual machines, and aids in troubleshooting storage performance issues. NFS statistics are now available in vCenter Server performance charts, as well as esxtop. New VMDK and datastore statistics are included. All statistics are available through the vSphere SDK.

Storage I/O Control. This feature provides quality-of-service capabilities for storage I/O in the form of I/O shares and limits that are enforced across all virtual machines accessing a datastore, regardless of which host they are running on. Using Storage I/O Control, vSphere administrators can ensure that the most important virtual machines get adequate I/O resources even in times of congestion.

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Microsoft: Upgrade Windows Server 2008 to R2

March 28th, 2010 1 comment

Today I started with upgrading my production Windows 2008 PDC’s to the R2 release. After mounting the Windows 2008 R2 DVD I received two warnings:

– You must have 15 GB of free space (it’s VMware.. so what’s the problem?)

– Prepare a Windows Server 2003 Forest Schema for a Domain Controller that runs Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

To do step 2 you need to do a few things:

– Mount Windows Server 2008 R2 cd-rom

– Start CMD with Administrator rights (run as Administrator)

– Type: D:\Support\adprep\adprep /forestprep [Enter]

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