vMotion operation fails with the error, “The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on”.

I had an interesting issue to resolve today, one that I haven’t seen before and one that took a bit of digging to resolve. The problem related to migrating some Exchange mailbox servers from a legacy ESXi 4.1 host onto new ESXi 5.1 host. This should have been a simple vMotion operation, but the task … Continue reading “vMotion operation fails with the error, “The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on”.”

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Suppressing CPU compatibility checks in vSphere 5.x

I have been meaning to post this information for ages, and fortunately after replying to a question in the VMware communities Andreas Peetz picked up on this and wrote a comprehensive article about these advanced settings, crucially explaining when to use them and why not to use them in production – thanks Andreas, excellent information! … Continue reading “Suppressing CPU compatibility checks in vSphere 5.x”

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Official VMware PowerPoint Icons and Images

If you’re creating documentation for your virtual infrastructure and want to give it an enterprise look and feel, then make sure you check out these official VMware PowerPoint Icons and Images; VMW_PPT_LIBRARY_Icons-Diagrams_2Q12_1_of_3 VMW_PPT_LIBRARY_Icons-Diagrams_2Q12_2_of_3 VMW_PPT_LIBRARY_Icons-Diagrams_2Q12_3_of_3 As always, there are some legal notices which need to be observed when using this material. If Viso is your tool … Continue reading “Official VMware PowerPoint Icons and Images”

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VMware Reference Posters

These awesome VMware reference posters have been online since early september 2012 and I have found the content presented well and most importantly, easy on the eye. My favourites; VMware ESXi 5.1 Reference Poster VMware Management with PowerCLI 5.1 Poster  5,597 total views,  1 views today

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VMware vSphere 5.x and 6.x Configuration Maximums

Here are the original PDF configuration maximums for vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and now 6.0; vSphere 5.x VMware® vSphere 5.0 Configuration Maximums VMware® vSphere 5.1 Configuration Maximums VMware® vSphere 5.5 Configuration Maximums vSphere 6.x VMware® vSphere 6.0 Configuration Maximums And if you’re only interested in the differences, these tables summarise them below;  40,946 total views,  1 views … Continue reading “VMware vSphere 5.x and 6.x Configuration Maximums”

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