VMware SSL VPN Plus Multiple Profiles

Issue: VMware NSX SSP VPN Plus clients on a users workstation have a one-2-one mapping, meaning, you can only have 1 profile to an edge gateway per workstation. This is a nightmare for administators who may manage multiple environments. Resolution: There is a workaround on windows, i’ve not found one...Read more

vCloud Director, disable shared console sessions

Issue: You don’t want people to spy on your vmware web client session. Resolution: Unless you can squeeze in some downtime then i’d recommend doing this via powercli. Get connected to vCenter: #region: Inputs $yourvCenter = “input-vcenter-fqdn” $user = “inout-user” $pwd = “input-password” #endregion region: Execution Connect-VIServer $yourvCenter -User $user...Read more

VMware NSX Edge Sizing Options…

A reference table around the different specifications avaliable for each size of VMware NSX Edge Gateways: NSX Edge (Compact) NSX Edge (Large) NSX Edge (Quad-Large) NSX Edge (X-Large) vCPU 1 2 4 6 Memory 512MB 1GB 1GB 8GB Disk 512MB 512MB 512MB 4.5GB + 4GB Interfaces 10 10 10 10 Sub...Read more

Cisco UCS Flexflash configuration…

Issue: I’d like to take advantage of RAID 1 on for an ESXi install on Cisco UCS M4/5 Blades. You’ll need the SD Module in your server for this.   Resolution: Like all UCS configuration, its a policy and it’s a bit more of an art to deploy than most...Read more

BIOS Settings for ESXi on HP / HPE Servers

Issue: What BIOS settings should I apply on a HP Server   Solution: HP Blade BIOS Policy The following BIOS settings are recommended for HP Blades running ESXi: Enable Turbo Boost Enable Hyper-threading Verify that all ESXi hosts have NUMA enabled in the system BIOS. In some systems (for example,...Read more

VMware infrastructure diagnostics – rvtools

Issue I need to find out information on the current utilisation of my VMware environment and be able to interigate it in excel…?!   Resolution A great tool for viewing your VMware environments, RVTools by Rob de Veij. 0. Download rvtools: https://www.robware.net/rvtools/   1. Install RVtools on any Windows machine...Read more

VMware, add/remove a VIB manually on a esxi host

Issue: Lets say you have a single host, for a home lab for example and you want to test out NSX but you can’t install the VIB via the usual NSX Manager install wizard as you only have a single host… You can manually install a VIB to get around...Read more

VMware, vCloud stuck job/task removal from Oracle DB

Issue: A tenant on your vCloud Public cloud reports a upload of media/iso into their VDC has failed but will not cancel, status of “cancelling” and a JOB_ID on the error.   Resolution: To resolve this, we need to update the status on your vCloud Oracle database. At this point,...Read more

VMware, vCenter vSphere plugin removal

Issue: You have a vendor plugin for vCenter vSphere that you no longer require or needs reinstalling. Resolution: To unregister a vCenter plugin we need to use the vSphere MOB. 1. Connect a web browser to your vCenter servers IP address with the /mob as below: https://vcenter_ip_address/mob and log yourself...Read more