NSX Controller on VCF and VM Storage policy out of compliance

DISCLAIMER this post is based on VCF on VxRack SDDC. VCF DIY / ready-nodes might be less prescriptive in terms of constraints or have different supported configurations. VI Workload Domain Creation Wizard When a workload domain (WLD) is provisioned in Cloud Foundation from SDDC Manager, a default VM storage policy is created and associated with […]

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Cloud Foundation LCM Update Failed on ESXi Host Upgrade Bundle

Recently I was running some Cloud Foundation upgrades for a customer and encountered a problem trying to execute an ESXi upgrade bundle. The error was the following: clicking on the host name that’s all you could see from the GUI ESX_UPGRADE_VUM_PRECHECK_CLUSTER_SIZE_INVALID Not super meaningful in all honest. All you can see is that Update Manager (VUM) […]

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Dedicated Edge cluster with vCloud Director 9.0.x and migration scenario

With vCloud Director for Service Providers 9.0 come a lot of new features most of which have already been greatly summarised by Tom Fojta in this article vCloud Director 9 What’s New as well as this official white paper In this article I’m focusing on the “edge gateways placement engine” a long awaited features which allows […]

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Connecting to embedded PostgreSQL on vCSA 6.5 to unlock NSX Controller settings

In my home lab I used the vCenter Server Appliance all the times and l due to limited resources I need to change the NSX Controller memory and cpu settings. This is not possible by default because these VMs are protected. In order to remove the protection you need to delete some entries from the […]

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