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vSphere Support Bundle: How to Collect Anything You Want From ESXi, Not Just Logs (DoubleCloud)

vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client allow administrators to download system logs from different ESXi hosts with choices of predefined groups of information like System, Storage, Network, UserWorld, etc. Under each group, there could be multiple types. F ...
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Holy crap the book is done – Troubleshooting vSphere Storage is available! (mwpreston dot net)

As some of you may now for the past, what feels like years but is probably closer to 6 months or so I have been working on a book project revolving around troubleshooting storage in a vSphere environment.  At last I'm happy to say that the ...
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New Book–Troubleshooting vSphere Storage

A quick Friday post announcing the latest book from Packt Publishing, Troubleshooting vSphere Storage by VMware vExpert Mike Preston (blog / twitter). I am happy to say that not only is Mike a friend of mine, but I was allowed the opportunity to be a tech ...
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vSphere 5.1 and VMs Inaccessible After NAS downtime

Tonight my home-built Nexenta-VM decided to reboot itself during my nightly backup cycle. Not too nice, but it recovered without too much hassle by itself. Even though the NFS shares were available again, my vSphere 5.1 environment now has a pretty large ...
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Locating and troubleshooting information about using SSL certificates in VMware Products (2013423)

VMware ESX VMware ESXi VMware vCenter Server VMware vCenter Update Manager VMware vCloud Director VMware vCloud Request Manager VMware vShield

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ALT3004-VMware vSphere Troubleshooting - YouTube 50:26

ALT3004-VMware vSphere Troubleshooting

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New VMware vSphere Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.1] Course

As mentioned by VMware Director of Global Education Curriculum, David Day‘s blog post, VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.1] is now available globally. This hands-on training workshop provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilit ...
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Understanding and troubleshooting new features in vSphere 5.0

This article is a launching point for troubleshooting new features released in the vSphere 5.0.

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Configure vSphere 5.1 for remote debug logging

Recently I have been working with customers on designs for new vSphere 5.1 installs and upgrades. As part of the design, I have been specifying the installation and configuration of the vSphere ESXi Dump Collector service on their Windows vCenter Server. ...
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VCAP5-DCA Objective 6.1 – Configure, manage and analyse vSphere log files

ObjectivesGenerate vCenter Server and ESXi log bundles Use esxcli system syslog to configure centralized logging on ESXi hosts Test centralized logging configuration Analyze log entries to obtain configuration information Analyze log entries to identify a ...
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Releasing Locked Files in a VMFS Volume

When files are in use they are locked to prevent modifying by anything else. In a VMFS volume sometimes these files stay locked even when they are not in use (possibly when a VM was not stopped properly). This doesn't happen often, but it can be annoying ...
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VMworld 2011: VSP3867 - Top 10 Virtualization Support Issues

In the course of supporting VMware customers, our global technical support organization encounters common performance, design and configuration issues that are not specific to just one customer or one type of organization. This session is designed to fami ...
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Automated support bundles

I received an email recently from a gentleman asking if it was possible to export the support bundles for each host on a daily basis, this can be useful for not only having an archive of your system logs to help resolve problems and work out when they sta ...
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Logfile locations

Having problems? You should check the logs for anything obvious--

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