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Can Not Storage Profile-Based Management

## Introduction: Upgrading your vCenter to the latest version can be an exciting prospect, with the promise of enhanced features and improved performance. However, as with any technological transition, unexpected errors may crop up. One such issue that users have encountered is the “Can Not Storage Profile-Based Management” error. In this blog post, we’ll delve […]

Jumpstart plugin autodeploy-setpassword activation failed.

## Introduction VMware is a popular virtualization platform used by countless organizations worldwide. Its Auto Deploy feature allows for seamless deployment of ESXi hosts across the infrastructure. However, no software is without its flaws, and occasionally bugs arise that can cause frustration for users. One such issue has been plaguing the Auto Deploy system when […]

Automating Log Filter Configuration with PowerShell

As an addition on this script which is very helpful in automating the configuration of a Syslog server. This script can be used to limit the logs send to the Syslog server by applying log filters. Introduction: Logging is an essential part of system management, providing valuable information for troubleshooting and identifying potential issues. However, […]

Unmount NFS datastore failed!

If you have vCenter yelling at you that the NFS datastore can’t be unmounted, due to this error: The object ‘vim.Datastore:ds:///vmfs/volumes/NFS_Share/’ has already been deleted or has not been completely created What you could do is run this command on all the ESXi hosts that show up as connected to that NFS share: esxcfg-nas -d […]

DRS vMotion Limiter

vGPUs are becoming more and more common in today’s infrastructure. These new features do not always play nice with other features. As an example, my current customer is using vGPUs in their infrastructure, and they face a problem when combining DRS and VMs with a vGPU. Whenever too many vMotions happen at the same time, […]

Updating NTP settings ESXi hosts

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the time of a computer with that of an NTP server. It is important to ensure that the time of your ESXi host is accurate, as it can affect the timestamps of logs, system events, and network performance. In this blog, we will learn how to check […]

Skyline illegal characters

If this is supported or not I have no idea! But I made some minor changes to the Skyline Collector appliance. While trying to setup AD integration with Skyline I ran into a weird problem. While everything seemed okay, Skyline kept throwing this error: A group name contains illegal characters. And: A user name contains […]

Deleting old vSAN partitions

In my current assignment I have to reuse “old” servers to build a new VMware Cloud Foundation platform. The servers already have a vSAN partition, which wasn’t removed before breaking down the old platform. But I guess nobody ever does delete the old vSAN partition, right?   I have to remove the vSAN partition on […]