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Fix Vmware ESXi vMotion Fails at 14% and error ESX hosts were not able to connect over the vMotion Network

Fix Vmware ESXi vMotion Fails at 14% and error ESX hosts were not able to connect over the vMotion Network

We recently deployed 5-6 new hosts in one of our production Vmware ESXi clusters in order to migrate VMs off older hosts and upgrade them. If you are attempting a vMotion migration between two ESX/ESXi hosts, and the vMotion task reaches 14%, then times out with this error message: The vMotion migrations failed because the […]

How to setup Multi Site SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Cluster with Two FCIs Across Datacenters?

How to setup Multi Site SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Cluster with Two FCIs Across Datacenters?

In this how-to tutorial, we will look at implementing multi-node, multi-site SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) with two Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) across two geographically dispersed datacenters for High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR). I am currently working on a project where we’re going to upgrade from previous version of SQL […]

VMware Vcenter Sysprep Error: Customization of the guest operating system ‘windows7Server64Guest’ is not supported

VMware Vcenter Sysprep Error: Customization of the guest operating system ‘windows7Server64Guest’ is not supported

I ran into an issue in VMware vcenter in my lab where sysprep would not start on virtual machines (VMs) deployed from a windows server 2008 R2 template. The template along with the sysprep file were created before the lab was upgraded to 5.1. I created new sysprep config, changed VM settings and pulled my […]

How to upgrade VMware VDS using vSphere Web Client 5.1

How to upgrade VMware VDS using vSphere Web Client 5.1

This how-to will go through steps on upgrading virtual Distributed Switch in VMware vSphere 5.1. I wanted to test and enable some of the new features in the new Vmware vSphere 5.1, particularly those related to VDS, such as LACP and Health check so decided to perform an upgrade on vDS in my home virtualization […]

How to create new VM in vSphere 5.1 Web Client

How to create new VM in vSphere 5.1 Web Client

In this how-to tutorial we will look at how deploy a new virtual machine (VM) using the new VMware vSphere 5.1 Web Client. The new vSphere 5.1 web client is web/browser based full featured, intuitive and provides all the features of the installable client. This is going to be one of the first how-to guides […]

VMware vSphere 5.1 Upgrade Guide

VMware vSphere 5.1 Upgrade Guide

VMware vSphere 5.1 is now available for download. This vSphere Upgrade guide describes how to upgrade VMware vSphereâ„¢ to version 5.1. To learn how to simplify and automate your datacenter upgrade, see the vSphere Update Manager Installation and Administration Guide. If you want to move to vSphere 5.1 by performing fresh installations that do not […]

Taking Ownership of VM fails, VM appears to be in use, stuck in state error

Taking Ownership of VM fails, VM appears to be in use, stuck in state error

While working in Vmware workstation, I lost connectivity to a LUN where I’m hosting virtual machines for workstation. As it turns out, the VMs were powered on and after restoring the connection, I could not get into the VM (windows 7) or power it off/restart it. When trying to open the VM in workstation, it […]

VMware vSphere 5.1 New Features and Enhancements

VMware vSphere 5.1 New Features and Enhancements

Vmware announced the new release of its virtualization software, vSphere 5. Below is just brief list of new features. VMware vSphere 5.1 Features Setup and Install vSphere 5.1 will introduce two installation methods: vSphere Simple Install – allows you to install required vSphere vCenter server components in a single run. vSphere Custom Install – allows […]