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How to Fix vCenter 5.5 upgrade to 6.0 VCSServiceManager failed with error code 1603?

I decided to upgrade my home lab's vcenter 5.5 to 6.0 few days ago and what I thought would be a straight forward process...

Fix Vmware ESXi vMotion Fails at 14% and error ESX hosts were not able...

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...
Dell C6105 Cloud Server

vNEST: Home Lab Upgrade, enter the vSAN!

Ever since VMware introduced VSAN, I've been anxious to test it out, deploy it in my lab and see what it does and how it...

vSphere Client: Call “Service Instance Retrieve Content” for object “Service Instance”

If you are new to vmware and are using vSphere client to connect to newly deployed ESXi server, you may see an error message...
VMware virtual distributed switch

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...
vSphere 5.1 Web Client homepage

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...

Invalid configuration for device 4 Error When Cloning or vMotion a Virtual Machine

When performing vMotion on a Virtual Machine (VM) or a template on vDS (virtual distributed switch) configuration, you may come across this error: Invalid configuration...

Unable to connect to MKS: Virtual machine config file does not exist

If you have your VMs on an cheap iSCSI storage, chances are you've seen this error before in VMware vCenter: Unable to connect to MKS:...

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