Nested ESXi 7 interoperability with ESXi 6.7

The nested ESXi appliances that William Lam provides to the community are great resources for testing. But what about interoperability? Can you run a nested ESXi 7 VM on a ESXi 6.7 server? Unfortunately the answer is; it depends. We can’t all be early adopters right? I currently work in …

How to recover from deleted VM files

Recently I found my self having to recover a VM that had most of it’s files deleted. They were removed by a script that was intended to clean up a staging datastore. Unfortunately the VM in question was left on that staging datastore and the script did it’s magic. The …

How to fix VCD 10.2.2 not starting anymore after reboot

Introduction It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. We’ve been extremely busy on our day to day jobs, but that does not mean that we are losing focus or that we don’t have anything to write about! Today I got another great quick blog for you guys surrounding …

VMware Cloud Director root account expired

This issue has happened to me quite some times now. I’ve had multiple VCD environments where the root account magically closed up and/or the account simply expired. This resulted in a boat load of issues that were not easy to understand at first, until I had a look at the …

How to fix being unable to share a OrgVDC Network in VCD 10.2.1

Recently we were having a strange issue on our VMware Cloud Director (VCD) 10.2.1 environment. Within this environment we want our tenants to be able to share their Organization Networks from one Org VDC to another. This is useful if you have a management Org VDC in which some networks …

How to fix the Edit role issue in VCD 10.1.x

Introduction I have another interesting VMware Cloud Director (VCD) issue for everybody. On one of our VCD 10.1.x environments we were having issues editing and/or cloning roles outside of the default “System Administrator” role. The issue manifested itself and was reproducable by doing the following: Open up the VCD interface …

How to fix the VMware Cloud Director 10.2.1 Console crash issue

Introduction The other week I upgraded both of our production and test VMware Cloud Director (VCD) environments from 10.0.x to 10.2.1, the current latest available version. The upgrade went fine without any issues for production, the test environment suffered a failed node but more on that in a later blogpost. …

Using Runecast to fix missing NIC in ESXi

The problem In my homelab I’m using a server which contains both Gigabit and 10GbE NICs. When I first deployed ESXi version 7.0U1 the list of devices looked like this.

In this system the Mellanox isn’t connected to a switch (yet). So I didn’t notice this straight away. But …

vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1 cannot collect vCenter Server information

Today I have a rather small blogpost for you guys. I noticed that one of my vCloud Usage Meter appliances, still running on an ancient 3.6.1 version build 7359407, had some difficulties collecting data for one of the connected vCenter Servers. I got loads of e-mail messages from the Usage …