How to remove a stuck vAPP in VMware Cloud Director

Introduction This will be another quick post to let you know how you can solve a “stuck” vAPP in VMware Cloud Director (VCD). A “stuck” vAPP is a vAPP that does not hold any state, a vAPP that does not allow actions and a vAPP that cannot be managed through …

Relocating VM’s with “vDS host error: see faultCause” issues

Introduction The other day I was trying to move a couple of virtual machines on one of our environments and I faced some awesome general system errors! Great. I’ve seen these before and figured I’d write this in a quick blogpost this time around. The error message I faced from …

How to resolve a VMware vCenter Server PSC convergence failure

The other day I had to converge a couple of vCenters to an embedded Platform Services Controller (PSC) configuration, because we updated all the vCenter’s and since VMware is moving away from the External PSC configuration. In the release we are running (most current 6.7 U3 release) VMware has a …

A new curious VMware Cloud Director 10.x UI bug if you move a VM to another vAPP

Introduction Another day in the field another issue. I’ve been working on VMware Cloud Director more recently and I’ve come across a fascinating new User Interface bug in the HTML5 Tenant UI. This particular environment is running VMware Cloud Director v10.0.0.2 build 16081830. Fun fact, in this release it’s still …

Virtual Machine BootTime property is not being populated

Ever so often you come around something that you haven’t seen before. Well this issue is one of those things. In our environments we use loads of metrics and properties that we gather from the vCenter Server and expose them to the customer in our own custom front-end portal. One …

HPE Gen10 Proliant “Status of other host hardware objects” error

Introduction Last week I encountered something after upgrading one of our environments. Since the updates we’ve been randomly getting errors on ESXi hosts that said “Status of other host hardware objects”. After troubleshooting a little bit it seemed this isn’t impacting production or is providing us any trouble at all. …

How to: Fix vMotion issues because of Emulex driver logging

Recently I was troubleshooting an environment that had some weird issues regarding the centralized VMware Tools repository that we configured. I will not bore you with these details, they will get explained in a future blogpost. But I also had some issues regarding vMotion on this environment. At first I …

Resolving the mysterious and unknown issues with the PowerCLI Tag cmdlets!

Introduction to vSphere Tags VMware vSphere Tags is a way to attach metadata to VMware vCenter inventory objects to make it easier to find and recognize these objects. If you, like me, know about this functionality within vSphere, you know how useful this can be. In previous versions of vSphere, …

Using localcli on ESXi for troubleshooting

Just a small ESXi Pro tip this time. I recently had a host that was experiencing issues and the management services were unresponsive. This is a major problem for troubleshooting as the esxcli commandset won’t work anymore at this stage. Now by accident I came across a tip from the …

Ancient VMware View Scripted Reporting

A while ago I was working on a very very old VMware View environment. Yes, you’ve read this correctly, a VMware View environment. This is even from before the product was officially called “VMware Horizon View” back in 2015. So, the subject I was working on for the customer, but …