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 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