Management

vCenter Server permissions to modify virtual machine network settings

You think you have set all permissions to allow a vCenter User to change/modify the network settings of a virtual machine, but you still get the  following error: “This host does not have any virtual machine networks, or you don’t…
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How to – display/activate a diagnostic coredump partition on your ESXi 5.x Host

If your ESXi Host 5.0/5.1/5.5 experiences a purple diagnostic screen of death (PSOD), it hopefully creates a diagnostic coredump. This dump contains useful information for a root cause analysis. If there is no available disk partition for a coredump on…
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Take care when backing up vmdk disks > 2 TB with HotAdd (vSphere 5.5)

If you use vmdk disks with a size of 2 TB or larger and use HotAdd mode to do backups, please take care and read VMware’s KB 2068424. There is a known issue affecting the Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK)…
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Creating a quiesced snapshot during backup generates NTFS Warnings/Errors

When your backup software (eg. IBM Tivoli Data Protection for VMware) creates a quiesced snapshot on a Windows Server, sometimes one or more of the following NTFS Warnings/Errors can be found in the machines eventlogs: ID 50 NTFS Warning, delayed…
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