Exiting Maintenance Mode “end of header not found”

While running through a large vSAN cluster upgrade project recently i ran into the occasional issue where hosts would fail to exit maintenance mode following an upgrade from ESXi 6.7U3 to 7.0. The error seen was “A general system error occurred: end of header not found” This is caused by unused entries in the hostd

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Upgrade your VCSA from 6.7U3 to 7 – Part 2

This is part 2 of my “Upgrade your VCSA” instructions, to see part 1 click HERE 1.Click “Continue” to move onto the next stage 2. Stage 2 show now be highlighted, click Next 3. Select what data you need to migrate and upgrade. Copying performance metrics etc is optional. 4. Confirm all the details are

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Upgrade your VCSA from 6.7U3 to 7 – Part 1

There’s no shortage of posts out there explaining how to upgrade your vCenter but seeing as I was upgrading from 6.7U3 to the recently launched 7, I thought I would run through the steps with you all. Note: Before you start the upgrade, please ensure you have done your due diligence and checked the VMware

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vSphere 7 is now GA

Very exciting news for all the virtualisation people out there! vSphere 7 is now GA and available for download. Just log into your MyVMware account and if youre licenced for it, you can download straight away https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2020/04/vsphere-7-new-generation-vsphere.html I will be upgrading my lab from 6.7U3 to 7 over the next few days and will be

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Reconfigure your VMs following a vSphere Replication Failover

Unfortunately were not always lucky enough to have an awesome product like SRM to manage DR for us and we have to make do with the tools we have available. While vSphere replication will allow you to automatically replicate VMs between sites, that’s about it… once you fail over, it can be a long manual

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vExpert 2020

It is with great pleasure that i can announce i have been selected in this years vExpert Program. Over the past 18 months i have tried to increase my engagement in the vCommunity by writing new blog posts, engaging on Twitter/LinkedIn and by assisting on the VMTN forums where possible. Going forward im going to

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Upgrading SharePoint 2013

SharePoint CU Upgrade process Overview ALWAYS USE THE INSTALL ACCOUNT – It will make your life a lot easier.Download all CU files inc cab files and store in a single folder – See Step 1Backup Everything – See Step 2Confirm there are no pre-existing errors & gather information about environment such as Farm Administrator login

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vSphere Tags & vROps Metrics

This week i had been tasked with collecting lists of VMs that are tagged within certain vSphere tag categories and then compiling lists of their metrics so that service group owners can identify resource demand during testing. This information would also be useful if rightsizing your environment or planning new infrastructure. I used the following

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