Im now in the process of building up my Virtual Lab (I’m pretty excited about this as I have been out of the Virtualisation arena for a few years, so this will be an opportunity to learn whats new in 6.5 and also have a good play with Hyper-V) – My Home Lab Hardware is now in place and I have upgraded my VMWare Workstation to 12.5 (Current latest version)
The overall plan for my Lab is to run a small vSphere 6.5 and Hyper-V Environment for various reasons (mainly my new role – which i will post about soon) all contained within VMware Workstation.
FOR VMWare Workstation
CLUSTERED SIMULATE ONTAP LICENSES
These are the licenses that you use with the clustered Data ONTAP version
of Simulate ONTAP to enable Data ONTAP features.
Unidesk reported back the following error on a single Desktop
“The CachePoint Appliance could not create the boot image. Error is: Failed to detach disks from the desktop and reattach to the CachePoint Appliance; export the logs and notify Technical Support that this error occurred.”
After looking in vSphere, it turned out that there was an error on that particular desktop
vSphere had put a lock on the Snapshot for this desktop.
After removing the Snapshots and forcing a rebuild from the Unidesk console, the Desktop Booting as normal
Run this in SQL Management Studio to see what is taking up space on vCenter SQL Express Database:
SELECT [Table Name],
(SELECT rows FROM sysindexes s WHERE s.indid < 2 AND s.id = OBJECT_ID(a.[Table Name])) AS [Row count], [Total space used (MB)] FROM ( SELECT QUOTENAME(USER_NAME(o.uid)) + ‘.’ + QUOTENAME(OBJECT_NAME(i.id)) AS [Table Name],
CONVERT(numeric(15,2),(((CONVERT(numeric(15,2),SUM(i.reserved)) * (SELECT low FROM master.dbo.spt_values (NOLOCK) WHERE number = 1 AND type = ‘E’)) / 1024.)/1024.)) AS [Total space used (MB)] FROM sysindexes i (NOLOCK) INNER JOIN sysobjects o (NOLOCK) ON i.id = o.id AND ((o.type IN (‘U’, ‘S’)) OR o.type = ‘U’) AND (OBJECTPROPERTY(i.id, ‘IsMSShipped’) = 0) WHERE indid IN (0, 1, 255) GROUP BY QUOTENAME(USER_NAME(o.uid)) + ‘.’ + QUOTENAME(OBJECT_NAME(i.id))
Recently came across an issue where a customers vCenter Server Services wouldn’t start. I read up on a few KB article stating to Start / Restart the SSO Service, this didn’t fix the problem. Even a couple of reboots of the vCenter Server failed.
After looking in the logs, found at C:\ ProgramData\VMWare\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs the latest Log Entry contained this: