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Dec
14
comment ESXi 5.1 on Poweredge 510 freezes after base-esx update
That's correct. Looks like it was just a temporary bug at this point. I updated 3 other hosts just fine. Thank you for the additional tip on the OpenManage; I was able to attach it as a host extension which I didn't know was possible previously. Lots of great advice in this answer!
Dec
13
comment ESXi 5.1 on Poweredge 510 freezes after base-esx update
I'll open a ticket soon, to be sure. Regarding the CIM agents, if using the Dell custom ISO for ESXi 5.1, that would have included the CIM agent update, correct? Or would I still need to create the extension baseline for the CIM to be updated? Was under the impression I wouldn't need that second step, but I could be wrong.
Dec
13
comment ESXi 5.1 on Poweredge 510 freezes after base-esx update
I'm not sure; I have a question in to some fellow admins to see if DRAC is enabled and if so, what the IP would be (I believe we're using a separate subnet for management access but it may not have been configured). I'm hoping so!
Dec
7
comment vCenter 5.1 — adding v5.0 host doesn't bring in templates
Perfect, thanks! Didn't realize that these were actually kept along with vCenter Server. A quick browse fixed it!
Dec
4
comment Potential VMWare 5.1 Fault Tolerance bug/issue?
Interestingly enough, it appears that powering down the VM before applying FT was what I needed to do this. I may have done it differently initially. After confirming, I'll post the answer. Thanks for your help!
Dec
4
comment Potential VMWare 5.1 Fault Tolerance bug/issue?
@TheCleaner thanks for suggesting the additional options to explore. I read in a a support article that Automatic sometimes doesn't work. We're using intel Xeon processors. Our main system is a Dell R720 and the second is a Dell R520. Both have Xeon E5s (E5-2640 in the R720 vs E5-2430 in the R520). I will attempt to power cycle the VM as well.
Dec
4
comment Potential VMWare 5.1 Fault Tolerance bug/issue?
@TheCleaner also, please see updated question. I reset the VM to the same settings that worked the first time but it still won't turn FT on. My guess is it's already on still (from the first time) but vCenter is confused somehow. No idea how to verify that, though.
Dec
4
comment Potential VMWare 5.1 Fault Tolerance bug/issue?
Normally I would, except that now the only option in the fault tolerance menu is "turn fault tolerance on". It was already previously turned on, and I executed the test without using this option (which I will consider next time). It appears VMWare thinks it is no longer fault tolerant. And I can't change the CPU/MMU options without restarting. Which means 2 restarts for a VM whenever a fault occurs to reconfigure FT. Seems like a bug / issue.
Nov
29
comment vCenter 5.1 SSO Configuration option not available in Web Client?
This was exactly it and fixed the problem. Thanks for the concise answer! To round it out, do you have a link to that doc or the name of it? I think others might benefit from having the point of reference.
Nov
29
comment vCenter 5.1 SSO Configuration option not available in Web Client?
Thanks for that tip! I'm using chrome; didn't think it could be the browser. I'll check tomorrow and see if that's it.
Nov
28
comment vCenter 5.1 SSO Configuration option not available in Web Client?
@t1nt1n when attempting to browse to that site, it appears that nothing is there. have tried http/https and IP/FQDN in the browser to access that port. Have also tried accessing this url both remotely and locally. Can you provide some more insight into why you're suggesting these steps?
Nov
26
comment Steps after installing vCenter Server?
Rob, as far as I can tell the only ports I've changed were on the server from 80 -->8080 and 443 --> 8443. I can access those via a web browser on my client machine fine.
Nov
26
comment Steps after installing vCenter Server?
@RobM, Windows Firewall is turned off but we've got Symantec Endpoint Protection on there and that's a fair point. I'm in the process of getting the domain admins to check that out (nothing in the logs but can't be sure).
Nov
26
comment Steps after installing vCenter Server?
@Chopper3, Unfortunately no, other than beginning to pour over the guides just now.
Oct
25
comment vCenter server with both academic and Federal licensing?
Wasn't aware of that but it makes sense. I'll rephrase my question around vCenter's technical capabilities, since that's what I'm concerned with. Thanks!
Oct
25
comment VMWare vCenter: “incorrect username or password” when connecting to host
That's definitely the issue. We'll work on that. Thanks; hadn't realized a minor version increment would be such a breaking change. Lesson learned!
Oct
24
comment VMWare ESXi: how to add network drivers to installation?
thanks @Zypher -- an excellent tip!
Oct
24
comment VMWare ESXi: how to add network drivers to installation?
@Rex I was attempting to install 5.1 so it appears that you are mistaken in this case. The Dell customized ESXi image did the trick for me.
Oct
24
comment VMWare ESXi: how to add network drivers to installation?
Thanks for the link to the Dell site! Their ESXi image did the trick.
Sep
22
comment How can I obtain a new XenServer license using only the command line?
Have you tried the xsconsole screen I mentioned to see if you can renew that way? I'm not right in front of it at the moment, but I think there might be a direct option there. I will look more as soon as I have the chance.