My vSphere 6.7 homelab upgrade experience

vSphere 6.7 was released several months ago, and I've been meaning to upgrade my homelab for a while now. vSphere 6.5 has been pretty rock-solid, but it's time for me to keep up with the Joneses. This post covers my upgrade process and experiences. vCenter Migration My original vCenter server was built straight on to version 6.5 when that first launched, [...]

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HA Agent on ESX-HOST in cluster CLUSTER-NAME has an error

If I wanted to, this could be a very big post all about configuring HA correctly. But I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Instead I just want to share my experiences with this [...]

vCenter 2.5 Update 4 released

Update 4 of vCenter 2.5 (the management tool for VMware's Virtual Infrastructure) has been released. Not a huge number of new features and probably a few bug fixes is about [...]

Communication with the virtual machine may have been interrupted

I was trying to power up a new VM on an ESX 3.5 host just now and I got the following error: "A general system error ocurred: The system returned an error. Communication with [...]

VI Toolkit 1.5 Released

Just as I was getting to grips with PowerShell and the VI Toolkit 1.0, out pops a new version. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining - I'm downloading! See the release [...]

Draw your VI in Visio with vDiagram

Alan Renouf is a busy man and always seems to be one step ahead of the game. This is certainly true of his latest creation - vDiagram. Many of you may be familiar with the [...]