vCenter 7 Bug? (No Healthy Upstream)

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Hi Guys


We’ve been Experiencing this error / bug / problem in vCenter 7 whenever we do the ff:


– Test High Availability (VMs restarts on the other server except for the vCenter Server)
    After powering on the esxi host where the vCenter is residing and the vCenter Server the error occurs

Tried the ff: re-installing, checking VM Hardware Version, checking the OS: no Photon OS in the list. restarting services but nothing works
in the end we need to restore our back-up.


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Copying files and directories from one datastore to another ?

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I have been searching for a while for very simple script to copy all folders and their content from one datastore to another datastore.

These are not VM’s so vmotion is not an option as far as I know. These are OVA files and ISO files in their own folders and misc. files of that sort. No running VM’s.


Found this:

Managing the VMware datastore with PowerCLI (PowerShell) – 4sysops
But ideally I would like this to run all without using PSDrive so my workstation is not involved in moves at all.


One would think this is an easy task but the more I search for a simple script the harder the problem gets.


Any suggestions on this?

Sound breaking really bad after update but video is better!!

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After the last update I noticed an improvement on video quality and performance since it runs with Hyper-V features now, specially in Windows XP, I remember video was laggy, but after the update is better!!, but now SOUND in many Windows OS is breaking a lot, and suddenly I get a message saying “sorry but audio will be now disconnected” I hope you can make a follow up on this

New – SaaS Contract Upgrades and Renewals for AWS Marketplace

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AWS Marketplace currently contains over 7,500 listings from 1,500 independent software vendors (ISVs). You can browse the digital catalog to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on AWS:

Each ISV sets the pricing model and prices for their software. There are a variety of options available, including free trials, hourly or usage-based pricing, monthly, annual AMI pricing, and up-front pricing for 1-, 2-, and 3-year contracts. These options give each ISV the flexibility to define the models that work best for their customers. If their offering is delivered via a Software as a Service (SaaS) contract model, the seller can define the usage categories, dimensions, and contract length.

Upgrades & Renewals
AWS customers that make use of the SaaS and usage-based products that they find in AWS Marketplace generally start with a small commitment and then want to upgrade or renew them early as their workloads expand.

Today we are making the process of upgrading and renewing these contracts easier than ever before. While the initial contract is still in effect, buyers can communicate with sellers to negotiate a new Private Offer that best meets their needs. The offer can include additional entitlements to use the product, pricing discounts, a payment schedule, a revised contract end-date, and changes to the end-user license agreement (EULA), all in accord with the needs of a specific buyer.

Once the buyer accepts the offer, the new terms go in to effect immediately. This new, streamlined process means that sellers no longer need to track parallel (paper and digital) contracts, and also ensures that buyers receive continuous service.

Let’s say I am already using a product from AWS Marketplace and negotiate an extended contract end-date with the seller. The seller creates a Private Offer for me and sends me a link that I follow in order to find & review it:

I select the Upgrade offer, and I can see I have a new contract end date, the number of dimensions on my upgrade contract, and the payment schedule. I click Upgrade current contract to proceed:

I confirm my intent:

And I am good to go:

This feature is available to all buyers & SaaS sellers, and applies to SaaS contracts and contracts with consumption pricing.



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VMware has not released this paper’s new version since 2012 – 


I went though some old post & got sense from all that NFS is better for below reasons


1. Easy Setup

2. Easy to expand

3. UNMAP is advantage on iSCSI

4. VMFS is quite fragile if you use Thin provisioned VMDKs. A single powerfailure can render a VMFS-volume unrecoverable.

5. NFS datastores immediately show the benefits of storage efficiency (deduplication, compresson, thin provisioning) from both the NetApp and vSphere perspectives

6. Netapp specific : The NetApp NFS Plug-In for VMware is a plug-in for ESXi hosts that allows them to use VAAI features with NFS datastores on ONTAP

7. Netapp specific : NFS has autogrow

8. When using NFS datastores, space is reclaimed immediately when a VM is deleted

9. Performance is almost identical


Please list out if i miss anything & share comments





AMD 2nd Gen EPYC (Rome) Application Performance on vSphere Series: Part 2 – VMmark

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In recently published benchmarks with VMware VMmark, we’ve seen lots of great results with the AMD EPYC 7002 Series (known as 2nd Gen EPYC, or “Rome”) by several of our partners. These results show how well a mixed workload environment with many virtual machines and infrastructure operations like vMotion can perform with new server platforms. This […]

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Forrester Study: VMware Carbon Black Cloud Provides 379% ROI

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A newly published Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study shows that organizations who replace their legacy endpoint security products with the VMware Carbon Black Cloud experience a 379% return on investment within three years. The commissioned study conducted on behalf of VMware also highlighted that, thanks to the easy cloud-based deployment, faster investigation and […]

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Using Velero to backup and restore applications that use vSAN File Service RWX file shares

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It has been a while since I looked at Velero, our backup and restore product for Kubernetes cluster resources. This morning I noticed that the Velero team just published version 1.4. This article uses the previous version of Velero, version is v1.3.2. The version should not make a difference to the article. In this post, I want to see Velero backing up and restoring applications that use read-write-many (RWX) volumes that are dynamically provisioned as file shares from vSAN 7.0 File Services. To demonstrate, I’ll create two simple busybox Pods in their own namespace. Using the vSphere CSI driver, Kubernetes…

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USB Redirection not working – MacOSX Catalina 15.10.4

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Problem: USB Redirection after upgrade to MacOSX Catalina 15.10.4 not working – “Error” No suitable USB devices available


MacOSX: 15.10.4

VMware View Client for Mac: v5.4.2

MacOSX Settings –> Security and privacy settings

  • Tab Firewall: Firewall is off
  • Tab Privacy
    • Accessibility: VMware Horizon Client is ticked
    • Disk Access: VMware Horizon Client is ticked
    • Files and Folders: VMware Horizon Client is listed with “Full Disk Access”


Local disks or usb drives can be mounted by VMware Horizon Preferences –> Sharing, but unfortunately this is not really a USB redirection



Any clues what could cause the problem?


Looks some other people struggeling with usb redirection too: VMWARE HORIZON and MAC CATALINA 10.15

VMware Case: 20123641005