Consolidating External PSC to VC Embedded Topology

vCenter 6.7U2 gives us the ability to migrate from an External Platform Service Controller (PSC) to a consolidated embedded PSC + VC in a single VC Appliance topology and decommission external PSCs . Previous to vSphere 6.7 U2 this could only be completed by using a combination of vcsa-util and .json file. Official VMware documentation… Continue reading Consolidating External PSC to VC Embedded Topology

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

‘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

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