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VMware: Update Manager – The operation is not supported on the selected inventory objects.

September 22nd, 2015 No comments

Last week I deployed with Update Manager some patches at an existing vSphere 6.0 environment, during the remediate process I received this error message:

 

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The operation is not supported on the selected inventory objects. Check the events
for the objects selected for the operation.

 

Solution

During the Remediate process you need to disable Admission Control, also when you have enough resources available in the cluster. You can do this for this specific host you selected for remediate or you can you this temporary at cluster level

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VMware: Migrate vCenter 4.0 database to new vCenter 4.1 server

August 10th, 2010 25 comments

Last weekend I installed a new Windows 2008 R2 Standard server for my new planned vCenter 4.1 server. There are a few ways to migrate your old vCenter database to your new destination.

The reason I want to migrate my old database to my new vCenter server is to keep my datacenter information, cluster configuration: HA/DRS, performance stats, recourse pools and distributed switches.

Why a new server? Because my present vCenter 4.0 server is Windows 2003 R2 32-bit. vCenter Server 4.1 can only be installed on a 64-bit host.

New vCenter Server specs:

Operating System:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard + all Windows Updates

Hardware:

– Disk C: – : 30 GB (RAID 10) – OS

– Disk D: – : 40 GB (RAID 10) – SQL + Data

– Disk E: – : 10 GB – Swap

– Memory: 6 GB

Software:

– Microsoft SQL 2005 Enterprise; (Created empty databases: vCenter41 + VUM)

– Veeam Backup Enterprise;

ODBC DSN:

– vCenter41 – 32-bit DSN

– VUM – 64-bit DSN

Network:

– Standalone in workgroup, no domain member or something

VLAN:

– Yes, management VLAN. Can only reach ESX hosts and storage and tape library

Database backup:

Login to your present vCenter 4.0 server, stop the following services:

– VMware VirtualCenter Server

– VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices

– VMware vCenter Update Manager Service

Mount the new VMware vCenter Server 4.1 and modules disk and copy the Datamigration folder to C:\

Open CMD:

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Navigate to C:\Datamigration\ and run backup.bat , the script will backup all configuration settings from your recent vCenter installation and database. (Software builds, used ports, database information, server names and VUM Settings/Patches etc.).. once finished all the important data is stored in C:\Datamigration\Data\

If there are any errors while making the backup… check this and fix before you go further!

Now you need to copy the C:\Databasemigration\ folder to your new planned vCenter 4.1 server. You can do this by share, copy this on USB stick or whatever.

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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VMware: ESX 4.0 down after update: fsck.ext3: unable to resolve ‘uuid

March 29th, 2010 7 comments

After upgrading the VMware ESX 4.0 host with VMware Update Manager I received in the boot loader a few errors:

fsc.ext3: Unable to resolve ‘UUID=xxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx’
*** An error occurred during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.

To resolve this issue:

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– Login with Root credentials

Error warnings:

fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve ‘UUID=7d6111a3-d848-4e18-88e3-46a66912f8e6’

fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve ‘UUID=b07fd5a0-4a19-445d-adae-3b3679b5be3b’

fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve ‘UUID=b2ac1406-2dc1-4d4a-8649-0072389978ab’

Edit file /var/fstab/ by using VI of NANO
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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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