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 …

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 …

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 …

Introducing VMware vSphere and vSAN 7 Update 1 and VCF 4.1

Introduction In todays big webcast VMware made some interesting announcements for all VMware vSphere, vSAN and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) enthusiasts. I’ve been working with most new additions for a couple of weeks now and today the next major update in the vSphere portfolio was publicly announced with VMware vSphere …

Something to consider while upgrading ESXi in a vSAN environment

Introduction A couple of weeks ago I started upgrading an environment that is configured with VMware vSAN. This on itself isn’t a difficult task nowadays. It does however become somewhat problematic if you receive all sorts of errors on the vSAN cluster after upgrading a couple of ESXi hosts, that …