I came across this error the other day in my lab and luckily there is a quick fix for it so I could proceed to backup my VMware VCSA server
One of the components that the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is missing, is the ability to automatically backup. In VCSA 6.5, VMware has introduced a backup feature within the appliance admin portal, however what do we do with VCSA 6 ?
The other day I was working on a customer VMware vCenter server along with some Netapp storage. The storage being NFS mounted to each ESXi server.
This is a very short tutorial illustrating how to bring the vCenter 6 appliance (VCSA) web admin interface back, before update 1. That’s right if you didn’t notice before update 1 there is no web admin interface available, the only way to get it back is to upgrade your vCenter 6 appliance to update 1.
I came across a few issues upgrading a site from vCenter 5.5 update 2 up to update 3b. I’m writing this article in the hope that if you run into the same problem it will save you hours of troubleshooting and support calls with VMware.
VMware vCloud Director – vCloud Cloud Resources
We now return back to vCloud Director to continue with the configuration. In this article we will focus on:
Veeam Backup and Replication with Netapp
VMware Datastore is in use – Cannot remove
Sometimes when you try to either delete a lun or NFS based datastore from VMware it tells you that the datastore is in use and cannot be removed.
Usually if you right click on the datastore and select browse you can see a some folders belonging to virtual machines in there, which is easy to identify the culprits.
VMware vCenter Operations Manager Installation
In this tutorial of vCenter Operations Manager 5.8 (VCOPS) I will walk you through how to:
VMware vSphere Data Protection
This is a video tutorial walking you through how to install, backup and restore virtual machines via vSphere 5.1 with vSphere Data Protection.