Useful tools on how to troubleshoot Virtual SAN (vSAN)

During VMworld this year, I attended at nice session on vSAN troubleshooting tips. There are some tools that help us to find a root of problem: esxcli RVC Health Check vSAN Observer vRealize Operations Manager vRealize Log Insight esxcli There are some commands as below examples: esxcli vsan network list - Verify which VMkernel adapters are used for… Read More »

How to configure smart card logon on vSphere 6.5?

Recently I configured a smart card authentication for vCenter Server 6.5. I have to admin that configuration is simple, however there is an important point - using a correct certificate format. When you follow a configuration guide (here) you can notice that the configuration is based on two points: Configure the Reverse Proxy to Request Client Certificates. In… Read More »

Veritas NetBackup 8.1 is GA - what's new and my favorite features

Veritas released a new version of their core product - NetBackup 8.1. This version provides some interesting features however not for VMware. There are only few improvements such as possibility to select virtual drives with a new recovery UI, support for non-ASCII characters in VMware. My favorite features are: Auto Image Replication Enhancements Fortunately, NetBackup 8.1 introduces a… Read More »