If you have never played Playdead’s original Limbo puzzle game, well then you are in for a treat. Yesterday August 23 they just release their new game called Inside. Check it out with dark, creepy stunning visuals.
Soon it will be way easier to use a PS4 controller on PC as well as stream your games to PC through Playstation Now.
VMware released new versions today for a couple of vRealize products. Listed below with new features I think are relevant. Full list of what’s new features provided in links at bottom of blog.
With the recent release of the vCloud Director content pack (v8.4) for vRealize log insight I thought I would put the steps here for how to get this configured.
There are 2 methods to get the logs forwarded to your vRLI server.
Steps to configure Log4j:
Steps to configured Log Insight agent: (recommended)
VMworld is around the corner and hope to meet a bunch of people out there and looking forward to new announcements and sessions.
I will already be there this Friday to take part in the Partner Exchange over the weekend and will be joining Anthony Spiteri’s vGolf on Sunday morning as well as some other gathers like Sips and Stogies.
Here is a link to all the other gatherings at VMworld:
If you want to attend VMworld’s customer appreciate party on Wednesday you have to access your VMworld account and sign the waiver, since if you don’t you will not be allowed to go. To sign the waiver can be a bit convoluted so you just follow the following link, click submit and next page you can scroll down and accept the waiver agreement:
Some sessions and announcements to look out for:
I think VMware’s containers solution Photon is getting a lot of attention.
Looking forward to seeing the ways Arkin technology will be integrated into NSX.
Hopefully get the to hear more on vCloud director for Service Provider with release of Advanced networking services.
vSphere 6.5 (I am on the beta testing)
Seems to be quiet a few sessions on vCloud air which is interesting??
Some of the extreme performance series.
Pre-loaded and ready to go! Wait the long wait?
Going forward this will be my new web domain where I will be posting all new VMware related content as well as make a bit more personal with posts on my travels, gadgets and general life events.
I upgraded the ESXi hosts from 6.0 GA to 6.0U2 and selected upgrade for VSAN On-disk format Version, however this failed with following error message:
I reviews the VSAN health log files at following location:
I was aware of this issue due to previous blog posts on same problem and new of KB 2144881 which made the task of cleaning objects with missing descriptor files much easier.
I ran the script: python VsanRealign.py -l /tmp/vsanrealign.log precheck.
I however received another alert and the python script did not behave as it should with it indicating a swap file had either multiple reverences or was not found.
I used RVC again to try and purge any inaccessible swap files:
no objects was found.
I then proceeded to review the vmx files for the problem VM in question and found reference to only the original *.vswp file and not with additional extension of *.vswp.41796
Every VM on VSAN has 3 swap files:
I figured this servername*.vswp.41796 is just a leftover file and bear no reference to the VM and this is what is causing the on-disk upgrade to fail.
I proceeded to move the file to my /tmp directory (Please be very careful with delete/moving any files within a VM folder, this is done at your own risk and if you are not sure I highly recommend you contact VMware support for assistance)
I ran the python realign script again. This time I received a prompt to perform the autofix actions to remove this same object in question for which i selected yes.
Even though VMware provides a great python script that will in most instance help you clean up the VSAN disk groups, there are times when this will not work as planned and then you just have to a bit more troubleshooting and perhaps a phone call to GSS.
So had to recently make some changes for customer to set the PERC controller to HBA (non-raid), since previously it was configured with RAID mode and all disks was in RAID 0 virtual disks. Each disk group consists of 5 disks with 1 x SSD and 4 x HDD.
I cannot overstate this but make sure you have all the firmware and drivers up to date which is provided in the HCL.
Here are some prerequisites for moving from RAID to HBA mode: I am not going to get into details for performing these tasks.
I followed these steps: