VMC DRaaS Connector suddenly offline

About 2 weeks after deploying the DRaaS Connectors to our Protected Site, they suddenly went offline and complained that “controller_init.py failed, dropping in to debug shell“, we tried a normal reboot but unfortunately it came back up with the same error… It appears that simply rebooting the VM was insufficient to restore the OVF properties.

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Ransomware Protection with NSX Distributed…

Ransomware Protection with NSX Distributed Firewall Ransomware Protection with NSX Distributed… By combining VMware NSX Distributed Firewall and VMware vSphere, virtualization engineers can add another layer of ransomware protection to secure vSphere workloads and gain a comprehensive view across compute, networking and security—all from within VMware vCenter. VMware Social Media Advocacy  296 total views,  3 views today

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VMware vSphere 7.0 U2/U3c and Cooper Lake…

VMware vSphere 7.0 U2/U3c and Cooper Lake 8-Socket Support for SAP HANA VMware vSphere 7.0 U2/U3c and Cooper Lake… While Cascade Lake 8-socket wide 12 TB VMs with vSphere (ESXi) 7.0 U2/U3 are supported since October 2021, VMware removed the ESXi 7.0 U3 release from our Product Downloads site in November 2021 since select customers

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VMC DRaaS vCenter fails to register for a protected site

Ive been having quite a few issues when trying to add vCenters to a Protected site on the DRaaS management page, I seem to get the error “Error registering vCenter for on-premises site – An unknown error has occurred”. I’ve noticed that “An unknown error has occurred” seems to be a reasonable common DRaaS error

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Kubernetes in 5 mins

#12DaysOfK8s Day 1: Kubernetes in 5 mins Kubernetes in 5 mins In this lightboard talk, Steve Tegeler walks through Kubernetes fundamentals for beginners. And check Steve’s latest video: Mapping Kubernetes to your infrastructure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex8jY7HNnUY&feature=youtu.be Kubernetes 101: https://www.vmware.com/topics/glossary/content/kubernetes VMware Tanzu – Enterprise Kubernetes Solutions: https://cloud.vmware.com/tanzu Kubernetes Academy: https://kubernetes.academy/ VMware Enterprise PKS: https://cloud.vmware.com/vmware-enterprise-pks VMware Essential PKS: https://cloud.vmware.com/vmware-essential-pks

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Announcing vSphere 7 Update 3

Lots of exciting new features! We’re looking forward to rolling this out for testing Announcing vSphere 7 Update 3 Learn about what’s new in vSphere 7 Update 3, including enhancements for AI, Kubernetes, persistent memory, NVMe, and usability. VMware Social Media Advocacy  689 total views,  1 views today

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Script to take hosts out of maintenance mode in vCenter & vROPs

On occasion, I’ve noticed that people can sometimes forget to take a host out of maintenance mode in vROPs after completing some work in vCenter. I have created a short PowerCLI script that will pull a list of hosts from a specified CSV file, connect to your vCenter & vROPs then exit the listed hosts

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Add additional Syslog servers to ESXi hosts

This script proved to be a little more challenging than I had first expected. As you may be aware, simply running Set-VMHostSysLogServer will overwrite your existing configuration which is less than ideal when you’re trying to add a new server to your list. This script will prompt you for a file that will need to

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Create a custom dashboard in vROPs

Creating a dashboard in vRealize Operation Manager has been made significantly easier over the years. Here we will create a simply dashboard that let you choose a cluster and pull up some basic information about it. Go to Dashboards and select Create Dashboard Enter a name for your new dashboard Using the toggle switch at

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