Network Uplink Redundancy Lost VMware ESXi Host

The error of network uplink redundancy lost is a very common issue with VMware ESXi hosts. It occurs when the secondary network interface is not connected or in a degraded state to the ESXi host. An alarm reports a loss of uplink redundancy on a vSphere standard or a distributed switch for a host. At … Read more

How To Identify Virtual Machines Having RDM disks in VMware?

Identifying Raw Device Mappings (RDMs)

In this blog we will have a look on How To Identify Virtual Machines Having RDM. Let’s understand about VMware RDM. VMware RDM VMware RDM is a mapping file in a separate VMFS volume that acts as a proxy for a raw physical storage device. The RDM allows a virtual machine to directly access and … Read more

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

VMware P2V

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone provides an easy-to-use solution that automates the process of creating VMware virtual machines from physical machines running on either Windows or Linux operating system and from other virtual machine formats. VMware converter basically helps us to convert a physical machine into a virtual machine that further can be used in VMware hosted … Read more

How To Get Device ID, LUN ID, and NAA ID Of A VMware Datastore?

There could be many ways to get a unique identifier such as Device ID, LUN ID, and NAA ID of a VMware datastore. These identities represent the uniqueness of the datastores that helps you to get the exact datastore information and its associated metadata. First let’s understand about these terms. Device ID: Depending on the … Read more

Unable To Expand Virtual Disk In VMware vSphere Greyed Out – Solved

Unable To Expand vDisk in VMware vSphere

Welcome to this short blog post to fix the issue of unable to expand virtual disk(vDisk) in VMware vSphere for a virtual machine. In this blog I’ll let you how you can fix it easily. In our daily routine task on virtual machines that are hosted on the VMware platform needed to resize the virtual … Read more

Step By Step Guide to increase datastore size in VMware vSphere

Increase Datastore Capacity

Today I’ll explain all the possible ways to increase datastore size connected to VMware ESXi hosts. Once the additional storage space is added from Storage support, It can be extended further from the vSphere console. There are many ways to expand the datastore in VMware. Let’s have a look one by one. How to increase … Read more

Most Frequently Asked Questions On VMware vSAN

Welcome to another blog on VMware vSAN. I’ll let you know about some interesting and most frequently asked questions on VMware vSAN. You can call it a fun fact of VMware vSAN. Let’s get started. FAQ VMware vSAN Is VMware vSAN free? No. VMware vSAN is not free to use. vSAN Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, and … Read more

vSAN Health Alarm ‘vSAN HCL DB Up-to-date’

vSAN HCL

What is VMware vSAN HCL VMware vSAN HCL checks the hardware compatibility in the vSAN Health Service and provides details about why it might report an error. This health check verifies that the vSAN HCL DB auto-updater works normally and can download and update the vSAN HCL DB from the VMware HCL release website. This … Read more

VMware PowerCLI 12.1 with vLCM Enhancement

vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) Commands

VMware PowerCLI is always a favorite topic for VMware admins working mostly with command line and love to automate repetitive tasks. In this blog post, we will talk about new released VMware PowerCLI 12.1 with vLCM. vLCM stands for vSphere Lifecycle Manager was introduced in VMware vSphere 7.0 and onwards. It is a comprehensive collection … Read more