Category Archives: VMware

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 »

vExpert 2017: NSX and vSAN awarded.

Some days ago  VMware announced a list of vExperts 2017 on NSX and vSAN track.  I would like to announce that I am honored to be selected this year! Just for a quick reminder on vExpert: The VMware vExpert is an annual designation for people who have given back to the community of VMware users by sharing their technical… Read More »

Mixed version of ESXi hosts in the vSphere cluster?

I had a discussion with my colleague about mixed version of ESXi hosts. Our customer needed to migrate their vSphere environment from version 5.1 (caused of End of Support Life) to the latest version supported on their physical infrastructure. As they did not build a cluster based on identical physical servers and two of servers are not supported… Read More »