Category Archives: VMware

Integration PowerChute Network Shutdown with VMware

Recently during checking news on VMware Solutions Exchange page, I found that useful info is available there PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.3 for VMware. This software supports the graceful shutdown in a vSAN environment with support for Standard and Stretched clusters. PowerChute will issue a Maintenance Mode command for vSAN cluster hosts using the “No Action” or “Ensure Accessibility”… Read More »

vCenter (VCSA) on vSAN or local disks?

Recently I had an interesting discussion with my customer about vCenter (already VCSA) location that is not dependent on the central storage system (array) but prepared for high availability and disaster recovery. vCenter is an important VM for VMware Administrators and there would be an impact on infrastructure if it is down (e.g. Horizon View). We focused on… Read More »

FTF 008: How to enumerate change NSX Logical Switch VNI?

Recently I needed to prepare a procedure to reconfigure NSX environments and one of the tasks was changing NSX Logical Switch VNI (VXLAN Network Identifier). When you create a new Logical Switch, NSX takes VNI from a special pool (The Segment ID Pool - in the range 5000-16777216 so more than 16000000 networks are possible but in practice… Read More »