VMware NSX – How to deploy a NSX Edge + NAT

Hello all, welcome to virtualcloudblog.com and thanks for checking it out. Today, it’s time to NSX, and I’ll try to explain how to deploy a NSX Edge (high availability enabled) with source NAT (SNAT)  and destination NAT (DNAT). Let me add some NSX basic knowledge to keep everybody in sync. What is NSX? NSX is a VMware […]

DELL ScaleIO – Increase / Map / Unmap new volume

Hello gents, welcome to virtualcloudblog.com and thanks for checking it out. Today, I’ll write another post about DELL ScaleIO. Today I’ll try to explain how to increase/map/unmap ScaleIO volumes from Vmware perspective. The process is quite simple, similar than other SDS vendors. Steps to increase volume size Go to ScaleIO GUI,  using the admin, admin pass and […]

VMware – How to upgrade vSphere Data Protection 6

First of all, welcome to virtualcloudblog.com and thanks for checking it out. Today, I’ll show you how to upgrade VMware DAta Protection 6.1 to 6.1.7. which was released 20 February, 2018. New release includes the following VMware and Restores issues: VMware Issues Support for routed / NAT / Firewall / IDS / TSNR between the vSphere Data […]

vSAN – Storage Provider

Buenos dias! Gracias por visitar virtualcloudblog.com; hoy escribo este post relaccionado con vSAN y los Stoarage Providers. Un poco de teoria:  vSAN storage providers are built-in software components that communicate datastore capabilities to vCenter Server. A storage capability typically is represented by a key-value pair, where the key is a specific property offered by the datastore. The value […]

vCenter – How to upgrade VCSA 6.5U1 to VCSA 6.5U1f

Morning all, First of all, welcome to virtualcloudblog.com and thanks for checking it out. Today, I’ll show you how to upgrade the VCSA from 6.5U1 to 6.5U1f  (build number 7801515). This release patches the vCSA operating system (Photon OS) mainly against two vulnerabilities: bounds-check bypass (Spectre-1, CVE-2017-5753) and rogue data cache load issues (Meltdown, CVE-2017-5754). As […]

vSAN – Which driver ESXi host is using?

Hello all, Today, I’ll show you how to know which driver and version we are using in our ESXs. Connect to the ESXi using SSH. Run the following command to understand which driver host is using.

In our case, the host is using megaraid_perc9. This driver is not supported, so we need to disable […]

ESXi- vSAN command – VMware vSAN – CMMDS

Hello all, This post is related to the previous one vSAN commands – VMware vSAN – Part 1 Today, new ESXi vSAN commands will be explained for better vSAN understanding and it’s ESXi related which can be used for troubleshooting, but not in all cases. esxcli vsan storage list   List storage disks claimed by vSAN.

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vSAN Troubleshooting Commands

Hello all, This post will be mainly focused on vSAN commands at ESX level, so please use these commands under your responsability.  I kindly recommend you to raise a VMware service request in case of doubts, issues or problems. When a hardware device, host, or network fails, or if a host is placed into maintenance mode, […]