Since vSphere 5.0 was released, a feature previously available was found to not work anymore. Essentially, after a successful storage vMotion migration a renamed virtual machines’ files were no longer renamed to match. This feature has been restored in vSphere 5.0 update 2, however must be enabled. Read the full article
Sometimes supported SSDs (Solid-State Drives) do not appear in the vSphere Client or Web Client as an SSD, but instead as unknown or Non-SSD. It is possible to use storage claim rules to alter this behaviour, to be able to use the ESXi host cache feature in ESXi 5.0 and above. Read the full article
Virtual Machine snapshot and cloning technologies provide us with a way of rolling back changes and duplicating VMs that can aid in testing and troubleshooting. However, these technologies can present challenges in production environments when used, particularly when used with Active Directory Domain Controllers. Read the full article
A new feature released in vSphere 5.1 is the ability to vMotion a virtual machine from one host to another, and at the same time migrate the VMs storage from one datastore to another. Read the full article
In VMware View 5.1 you can reduce the amount of bandwidth used to display flash content over PCoIP and RDP desktop sessions. This can improve the overall end user browsing experience and make other applications running in the desktop more responsive. Read the full article
When remote access to the ESXi shell is enabled (SSH) or when the local ESXi shell is enabled, the vSphere client shows an alarm icon on the host in the inventory, and displays a warning on the hosts summary page. In this blog we look at how to prevent these from being displayed. Read the full article
When HA is enabled in a cluster, if there is no management network redundancy, the vSphere client shows an alarm icon on the host in the inventory, and displays a warning on the hosts summary page. In this blog we look at how to prevent these from being displayed. Read the full article
In previous vSphere versions it was relatively easy to reset the root password for an ESX host by booting the server in single user mode, this gave a root access command prompt from which you could change the password. In vSphere 5, we only have the ESXi hypervisor which does not have the ability to boot into single user mode, so in this blog we look at how to change the root password for an ESXi host. Read the full article
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