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vSphere 6.7 Configuration Maximums ESXi 6.7

VMware has updated some of the previous ESXi 6.5 maximums in the release of ESXi 6.7. Most of the usual CPU and memory specifications have stayed the same, but other changes are listed below. For Example: Fault Tolerant VMs get another upgrade and can be now bumped to 8 vCPUs. Virtual Machine Maximums 6.5 6.7 […]

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vSphere 6.5: OVF Import – The provided manifest file is invalid

Importing a template from vSphere 5.5 and importing to vSphere 6.5 the following error was encountered: The provided manifest file is invalid: Invalid OVF checksum algorithm: SHA1 To get fix this error the following steps were taken: Step 1 – is to extract your ova template (after all its only a zip) You will notice 3 files once […]

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Cannot remediate host because it is part of HA Admission Control enabled Cluster

Recently my team and I ran into incident with and error while patching esxi servers using VMware Update Manager(VUM).  When attempting o remediate the following error message was shown: “cannot remediate host because it is part of HA Admission Control enabled Cluster” Cause: vCenter Server uses admission control to ensure that sufficient resources are available in […]

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Tech Short: Modify vCenter Single Sign-On Password Policy

Warning:  I do not advocate that anyone to make modifications which extend outside of their organizations security policies. Doing so may put account security as risk. By default, passwords associated with vSphere Single Sign-On expire every 90 days. As a user approaches this expiry point they will be reminded that their password is about to […]

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Re: Why you should upgrade to vSphere 6.5 / ESXi 6.5

Recently I went to extend a volume on one of my guest systems and received an error requiring me to power off the system before extending the disk. Error: Hot-extend was invoked with size (5368709120 sectors) >= 2TB. Hot-extend beyond or equal to 2TB is not supported. The disk extend operation failed: msg.disklib.INVAL Good News – With vSphere […]