Upgrade vCenter 6.7 to 6.7 U3 Using custom repository.

Make sure you have vcenter backup and snapshot before proceed. - Login to you vcenter appliance VAMI- https://appliaceip:5480 Go- to Update : You must have an https webserver or FTPS server configured to proceed: I am using serv-u Management console to configure FTPS: https://www.serv-u.com/downloads Run Pre-Update Checks You can check the affected services by this … Continue reading Upgrade vCenter 6.7 to 6.7 U3 Using custom repository.

Error while Applying Host Profile with third-party VIbs

So recently I was trying to apply the Host profile on the newly built ESXi host and the extracted profile contains some third party vib that needs to be installed on the new host. We are using Cisco 1kv vsm swithes and it was trying to install vsm driver on the new host and got … Continue reading Error while Applying Host Profile with third-party VIbs

Remove Conflict Vib’s from ESXi Host.

Recently i have encountered an error while upgrading esxi host that "upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs:scsi bfa , scsci qla." To remove conflict vib's, login to esxi and run below command : esxcli software vib remove --vibname scsi-bfa you can also use below powercli script if there are multuple vibs to remove … Continue reading Remove Conflict Vib’s from ESXi Host.

Installing iSCSI Adapter and Configuring iSCSI Port Binding – Step by Step.

Before working with iSCSI Adapter, i would suggest to go thorough the following VMware KB Considerations for iSCSI . https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2038869 Assuming iSCSI storage already in place , in my case i have configured iSCSI storage on Windows 10 machine with Solarwind iSCSI target software, it's free with limited functionality and it works fine for home LAB, … Continue reading Installing iSCSI Adapter and Configuring iSCSI Port Binding – Step by Step.

Prerequisites for SIOC,DRS, HA, Fault Tolerance NIOC.

Prerequisites for below vcenter services before enabling them. SIOC- So how does it work? At a basic level SIOC is monitoring the end to end latency of a data store. When there is congestion (the latency is higher than the configured value) SIOC reduces the latency by throttling back VM’s who are using excessive I/O. … Continue reading Prerequisites for SIOC,DRS, HA, Fault Tolerance NIOC.