I was recently tasked with an issue where our CIM probe was failing during CIM requests to new VMWare ESXi 6.5 servers we deployed. We were getting connection rejected failures from our probes which resulted in no valuable data being returned. We started following the breadcrumbs which lead us back to the ESXi host. We opened the UI and checked the health monitor in the UI and found it was… Continue reading
ESXi Health Monitor Plugin
Well it’s finally here, the plugin we have all been waiting for, Vmware ESXi Health Monitor plugin for Labtech. This plugin installs into your Labtech system as a Location plugin to monitor the CIM data available in most hardware. Easy to configure controls and full view of the… Continue reading
Labtech VMWare vSphere Client Redirector
Wouldn’t it be really cool if you could somehow safely access any VMWare vSphere ESX 5 host directly just using the local vSphere 5 Client installed on your workstation without porting and NATing traffic through your customers firewalls? With Labtech that is no problem, by setting up a Application Redirector you can create a new proxy that will pass all your traffic to any ESX… Continue reading
VMWare ESXi Hardware Health Monitor Script
From the skunk works here at Squidworks comes another great monitoring script for Kaseya.
This script uses the SDK provided by VMWare to query the ESX host and return a good or bad variable. If the hardware test fails then the script grabs the log of the test and uploads it to… Continue reading
VMware vSphere vCenter Server 5.1 now uses a new SSO (Single Sign On) service to authenticate with Microsoft Active Directory when deploying vCenter. If you do not install this services and configure it for AD then you will not be able to use your domain accounts with vCenter 5.1 During the initial install you may get errors when installing SSO. KB 2034374 reports that a error of ” Error 29155 Identity source discovery… Continue reading
RetrieveStorageInfo request is ignored because the VM is in an invalid state: bad config = false could be produced as a possible error when the VMX file is invalid. During different activities that the ESX system is doing and during this activity the ISCSI disks are lost or something get in the way where a snaphot or some other process gets funked up. Can leave items… Continue reading
VMware ESX 4 -> Failed to update disk partition information.
After creating a new LUN on a Dell MD3000i, I wanted to add the new iSCSI LUN to my ESXi server. Everything went fine, the LUN was presented and the Add storage wizard has found the new LUN. But when i wanted to complete the wizard, the following error came up: