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vTestPlans – Free vSphere Test Plans

I've recently had a few requests to share my vSphere test plans with the VMware community. Good news: With effect today I have reformatted my old test plans and uploaded them to GitHub. Please feel free to download, share & modify these. If you make any modifications or additions and...
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How do you kill a VM that will not power off?

Sometimes a virtual machine will not power off via the web client. To resolve this, the process is very simple: Enable SSH on the host that the VM is running on: 2. Login to the host via SSH 3. Run the following command: esxcli vm process list 4. Find the...
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The problem with point in time snapshots and vSphere Replication

vSphere Replication is a nice, simple solution to replicate Virtual Machines from one site to another. It helps protect your business against most common threats to the data center and furthermore it's included in vSphere standard and above at no extra cost. Some vSphere Replication users will notice an option...
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VMware License Tracker Tool

Have a VMware license key? Want to check any of these details? License status Quantity Contract status Support level Upgrade history Login to the MyVmware portal and go to http://www.vmware.com/support/secure/tracksn.do?vmware=trackSN   Enter your licenses   View results   Select a license or contract for more detail  ...
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VMware Fast Lane Support – Speak with support in seconds !

The MyVMware app by VMware gets you connected to support via phone in seconds for P1 support cases. You need the app installed and you must have a Business/Mission Critical support agreement. If you don't have that level of support agreement, the app is still useful to review licenses and...
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VMware Products End of General Support 2017

The following notable VMware products will reach end of general support in 2017. This generally means that you will no longer be able to log service requests, receive updates, upgrades, bug or security fixes. Access to the general VMware knowledgebase and VMTN forums will still be available. Product End of General...
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Virtual Machine Encryption in vSphere 6.5 (Video)

After a bit of digging around, I finally found a really quick way to test out the new VM Encryption feature in vSphere 6.5 with thanks to William Lam. Note that this is not for production use. I've included a video below which shows you how to setup VM encryption...
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vSphere Replication & Self Signed Certificates

This week I noticed that vSphere Replication had stopped working on both primary and secondary sites. I logged into the VAMI for both vSphere Replication appliances and noticed that the self signed certificates for had both expired. Closer inspection showed that on a default installation, the self signed certificates are...
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vSphere 6.5 Videos

vSphere 6.5 went GA on the 15th November 2016. Here are my videos covering basic installation to some of the more advanced topics. I'll be adding more as time permits. VMware vSAN 6.5 iSCSI Configuration https://youtu.be/8H_FNfyka7k VMware vSphere VCSA 6 5 High Availability (vCenter High Availability) Install and failover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulJU_hSs0eM&index=6&list=PLu-PYOxDwy0PGzkKTGROYQeGVw7KHfAOI Windows vCenter Server...
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