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

Changing your vCenter Server’s FQDN

In this post I would like to show you how you can change your vCenter Server’s FQDN. You can have different reasons for doing this. I have to do it because I had some problems when upgrading vCSA from version 6.7 to 8. My FQDN was vcsa.lab.local and I reconfigured it to vcsa.vsphere.local. For more details you can also check this link. Please note that the reconfiguration of FQDN is

vSphere Web Client (Flash) no longer works with Firefox after upgrading from vCenter 6.0 to 6.5

We’ve just finished upgrading VMWare infrastructure from version 6.0 to version 6.5 and we’ve noticed that vSphere Web Client (Flash) is not working anymore with Firefox. After accessing vCenter IP Address, we select vSphere Web Client (Flash) as in the screenshot and we are getting the following error: “Error: Error #2134at com.vmware.flexutil.logging::StorageObjectWriter/initialize()at com.vmware.flexutil.logging::StorageObjectWriter$/getInstanceByName()at com.vmware.flexutil.logging::LocalStoreTarget/initialize() at com.vmware.flexutil.logging::LogManager$/addTarget()at com.vmware.flexutil.logging::LogManager$/addConfiguration()at com.vmware.flexutil.logging::LogManager$/onConfigLoaded()at ConfigurationLoader/onLoadSuccess()at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEvent()at flash.net::URLLoader/onComplete()” Our Firefox version is 70.0.1. The solution is pretty

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

How to enable execution of PowerShell scripts and enable VMWare vSphere PowerCLI.

As a System Administrator, you can reduce sometimes a considerably amount of time by running PowerShell scripts across your Windows Systems. Most of the scripts that you find online will not run if you haven’t configured previously PowerShell, and will throw you an unpleasant error in red fonts.My Windows is in German, so the error could look even scarier. As you can see, my problem is with VMWare vSphere PowerCLI

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

Importing OVA into VCSA 6.5 fails – The operation failed for an unknown reason

I’ve experienced a problem while importing an OVA into VCSA 6.5. The error that I’ve got is the one bellow. As you can see it says that the problem occurs due to certificates that the browser does not trust. If you are checking the certificate in the web browser, you will see a certificate warning. The solution found is actually quite simple. You have to download the VMCA root certificates

How to Reset the vCenter Server Appliance Administrator password

Use this procedure to reset the vCenter Server Appliance Administrator (administrator@vsphere.local) password. You will need the vCenter Server Appliance root user credentials. Step one – connect to vCenter Server Appliance Using putty or an OS with ssh support, connect through SSH to the vCenter Server Appliance console with the root user credentials Step two – Start service tool For vCenter 5.x, run the following command: /usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin/vdcadmintool For vCenter 6.0 and