Category: VMware

Deployment of a OVF / OVA is stuck with Validating…

Issue At one customer I was deploying vRNI. For some reason, every time when I selected the ova file that I downloaded from VMware, it stayed stuck in the “Validating…” screen. This could take a long time and would eventually end up failing. Workaround In my case the problem seemed to be that I wasn’t …read more →

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vRealize Network Insight 5.1 – Install & Config

Intro For a customer we deployed vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 5.1 on their VMware Cloud Foundation Platform (vcf). Currently vRNI is not part of the automatic deployment of vcf or even part of the Lifecycle Manager of the vRealize Suite. So, currently it needs to be manually installed and upgraded like a normal vSphere product, …read more →

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VMware Cloud on AWS (2/3): Review Your Application Landscape

Intro Last blogpost we started with the question “should we move towards VMC on AWS, or not”. We made a quick recap of what VMC on AWS can offer, and some of the considerations you should have regarding the design or when you are moving towards the cloud. We didn’t go fully in-depth into some …read more →

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VMware Cloud on AWS: To Move or Not (Part 1/3)

Intro The past few years, cloud platforms and cloud services have been intensely hyped as the best next thing. With a diverse and growing number of cloud offerings, we got more options than ever before, and more solutions that can help IT and businesses in a new way. At the same time, more and more …read more →

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vCF 3.x – SDDC Manager UI issue after upgrade to 3.8 – failed to poll or fetch info

Intro So I made a separate post here, that lists up all the different reasons why this issue could arise. However, the issue described here is more and less a known issue for the upgrade of the SDDC Manager from version 3.7.2. to version 3.8. This didn’t happen at our first site were the SDDC …read more →

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vCF 3.x – SDDC Manager fails to poll or fetch info within the webUI

Intro During the different upgrades of vCF, one issues came several times back within the SDDC Manager. Which is that the SDDC Manager is unable to show any kind of information or data within the web UI. General Reason for failing So there can be several different reasons and scenario’s why this is happening. However, …read more →

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vCF 3.x – vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Environment Page is Blank after Upgrade

Issue For my customer I upgraded the vRSLCM from version 1.2 to version 2.0 which is in the BOM of vCF 3.5. During the upgrade I had several issues, but we solved it. However, after a successful upgrade, the home Page with all the environments was blank. At first I was afraid that this was …read more →

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vCF 3.x – vRrealize Log Insight, Manual upgrade Procedure to v4.7 (vCF BOM 3.5)

Intro Within vCF, you can deploy the components of the vRealize Suite. In vCF 3.0.1, vRLI 4.6.1 is deployed. When moving from the vCF 3.0.1(or 3.0.1.1) towards vCF 3.5, all the vRealize Suite components that are deployed will be upgraded. For the “vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM)” this will be done automatically. For the other …read more →

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vCF 3.x – ESXi upgrade Procedure for Custom Vendor ISO (vCF 3.5.1 & Higher)

Intro ESXi hosts that uses Vendor specific ISO’s need a bit of extra care when you want to use them for vCF upgrades. In this document we’re going to do a step by step tutorial for upgrading ESXi hosts in vCF with custom iSO’s. This procedure only applies for vCF deployments that are on 3.5.1. …read more →

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vCF 3.x – ESXi upgrade Procedure for Custom Vendor ISO (vCF 3.5.)

Intro ESXi hosts that uses Vendor specific ISO’s need a bit of extra care when you want to use them for vCF upgrades. In this document we’re going to do a step by step tutorial for upgrading ESXi hosts in vCF with custom ISO’s. This procedure only applies for vCF deployments that are on 3.5. …read more →

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