Google Chrome crashes with vSphere Web Client 6.x

A lot has been written in the last few days about the Shockwave Flash crashing when using vSphere Web Client 6.x VMware produced KB2151945 on how to workaround the problem, yes a workaround, because until now there is no resolution for the problem. Until now nothing new, just follow the KB … Continue reading

ESXi installation fail with IBM x3650 M4 and m5110e storage controller after Firmware upgrade

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Yesterday, we experienced a problem where we couldn’t install ESXi on the one of ours IBM x3650 M4 servers. We suspected it could be a firmware issue as we performed a complete firmware upgrades just before the installation. If you already had your ESXi installed and did the firmware upgrade … Continue reading

Bricked QLogic Broadcom BCM57840 after driver update

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Two weeks ago, we started with regular updates of our Flex system servers, including drivers and firmwares. It is good practice to update drivers first so I followed this procedure as usually. Our update list included ESXi driver for CN4022 (QLogic Broadcom BCM57840). Since IBM/Lenovo doesn’t provide VMware drivers for … Continue reading

Set up an alert for port blocked by vSwitch security policy

Today I’m gonna show you, how to be alerted when VM port is being blocked by security policy defined on portgroup or vSwitch level. If you are not aware so far, these settings prevents VM users (or attackers) to change MAC address from the operating system. There are three security … Continue reading

Enabling agentless Guest (VM) RAM monitoring with vRealize Operations 6.3+

Agentless monitoring of the Guest RAM metrics is one of the new feature introduced with vRealize Operations 6.3 with vSphere 6.0 U1. I was really happy to finally see this functionality, as memory metrics which are provided by default are not accurate and I would say almost useless when trying … Continue reading