vCenter 6.5 with External PSCs Cli Installation

With the introduction of vSphere6.5 VMware have given us a much more simplified approach to installing vCenter via command line. All the prerequisites still apply here you need a functioning DNS server with PTR and A record created etc. Everything you need is contained in the CD-ROM drive:\vcsa-cli-installer\templates\install folder. Within this folder are eight  .JSON  files… Continue reading vCenter 6.5 with External PSCs Cli Installation

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

New DellEMC RCM Train 6.5.x for VxBlock

For the past few weeks, I have been working with the Engineering teams and the Folks in Logical Build to get everything ready for the announcement of vSphere 6.5 support on VxBlock. It’s been eagerly anticipated by customers and colleagues alike. But vSphere isn’t the only product to get a new code level upgrade. The Cisco C2X0… Continue reading New DellEMC RCM Train 6.5.x for VxBlock

‘Replace a process level token Privilege.’ – Windows vCenter 6.5 upgrade error

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was upgrading some critical system over the weekend. Once I had the PSC Issue resolved I moved onto vCenter only to be greeted with this initial error. Please ensure extensions are compatible with the new vCenter Server and re-register extensions with the new vCenter Server after upgrade. Please… Continue reading ‘Replace a process level token Privilege.’ – Windows vCenter 6.5 upgrade error

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