Failed to start file System Check on /dev/dis – VCSA vSphere 6.5

I was unable to login onto my Webclient and when I checked the console I was greeted with this error on my vSphere 6.5 VCSA and PSC appliances. Looks like there was a storage outage or interruption overnight and my datastores went offline momentarily.  I Rebooted my PSC and the following errors were listed. Error Dependancy failed for… Continue reading Failed to start file System Check on /dev/dis – VCSA vSphere 6.5

Patching ESXi Hosts with Update Manager on vSphere 6.5

Quick how to guide on VMware Update Manager that is now bundled into vCenter 6.5. To upload your update.vib file click on the Update Manager Tab and select to “Go to Admin View” Click on the Manage Tab and select Patch Repository button Click on the import patches And Select your Zip File. Once the… Continue reading Patching ESXi Hosts with Update Manager on vSphere 6.5

An error occurred while starting service “vmonapi”- Windows PSC upgrade error

This weekend I spent upgrading our production environment within the DellEMC CPSD Vblock Logical Engineering group. We use vCenter extensively to run a lot of our in-house created automation workflows which help us logically build and configure Vblocks to our customer specifications and it also manages a Horizon View instance with some of our remote teams use during… Continue reading An error occurred while starting service “vmonapi”- Windows PSC upgrade error

Configuring VMAX3 XCOPY VAAI settings by PowerCli

When VMware released vSphere 6.x they introduced 3 new VAAI claim rules that can be utilized with the VMAX and VMAX3. By setting these values you can change the max transfer size up to a maximum 240MB.  A white paper released by dellEMC goes into the technology if far more detail than this post. Page 29 of the… Continue reading Configuring VMAX3 XCOPY VAAI settings by PowerCli

Run esxcli commands via PowerCli

Quick post on how to run esxcli commands via Powershell. 1 – Use PowerCli to connect to your Host Connect-VIServer 192.168.101.150 2 – Save your host as a variable. $myhost = get-vmhost 3 – Save a variable called $esxcli and use the Get-esxcli cmdlet and reference your newly created host variable as the -VMHost parameter. $esxcli… Continue reading Run esxcli commands via PowerCli