Fix Migration option for a VM is greyed out

This morning I had to do an ESXi software upgrade within 1h service window. The ESXi Host was configured in a Cluster (3 Hosts) with vMotion active, but no DRS. I was able to move all the VMs running on the host to other hosts, except one. This VM was having an USB Dongle connected to it and stuck to the ESXi Host. The plan was to shut it down

Upgrade VMWare vSphere from version 6.7 to 8

Today I’ve decided to upgrade my VMWare LAB from version 6.7 to version 8. Even it is a straightforward process, I would like to share it, maybe it can help someone in some way. If you are having only a customer account at VMWare, you have to register first to be able to evaluate vSphere8. So looks my evaluations board on VMWare portal. After registering, you will be able to

Reset or Configure HPE iLO directly from ESXi Host

Have you ever upgraded the ESXi software on HPE Servers and after reboot iLO did not come up anymore? Well, this is what happened to me after installation of ESXi software patches on a couple of HPE servers. Even the ESXi patches were installed successfully and the ESXi hypervisor started correctly, the iLO interface couldn’t be reached anymore. All the installation was done remotely, so there was no physical access

How to add a USB Disk as VMFS Datastore in ESXi 6.7

After some time using VMWare Workstation as a playground for my VM home lab environment, and after learning and testing with VM ESXi Hosts, I decided that is time to move to a hardware lab. So I achieved, for the start, 2 servers for the ESXi hosts, and because there is no HDD on the servers, I have installed the ESXi software on an USB Stick. For the storage I

VMWare: vCenter 6.5 Upgrade Fails with VIX error

I had to upgrade vCenter from 6.0 to 6.5. It’s not the first one, I made a few recently cause we have a client with many sites that should be upgraded. Everything was good prepared or at least I was thinking so and I was ready to start. In the evening, after the working hours as it was planned, I’ve started and quite soon, at the 3rd step of stage

VMWare Update Manager Error – VCSA 6.5: Host cannot download files from VMWare vSphere Update Manager patch store

After upgarding VCSA to version 6.5 at one of my clients, I’ve tried to upgrade also the ESXi Hosts. I’ve made the Baselines in VUM and attached them to the hosts. So far everything went smooth. After that I’ve scanned the hosts for updates and this is the moment when the error came up: “Host cannot download files from VMware vSphere Update Manager patch store.  Check the network connectivity and