Disable unwanted plug-ins from vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance


Hello All,

Recently i deployed the vSphere update manager in my lab to test some of the functionality . After testing is done i wanted to remove the plugin from vcsa but disabling it doesnt work as my vCenter keep searching and querying the update manager server. So i thought to remove it. As may be most of the people know how to remove it  but i thought to share it with the people in more details. There is an VMWare KB is also there to do so. so lets start.

In a web browser, navigate to http://vCenter_Server_name_or_IP/mob.… Read The Rest ......

Vembu now supports VMware vSphere 6.7 with its latest update


The hottest topic revolving in virtualization in recent times has been about the release of VMware vSphere 6.7. What followed was the increased expectations from the users to get a backup support for vSphere 6.7. While the majority of the backup vendors are scrambling to make progress, we have an update already released to support Backup for vSphere 6.7.

VMware 6.7 was announced on 17th of April, 2018.

In less than 60 days after the official release, Vembu is geared up to support 6.7.

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Hello All,

Someone asked me about the way to calculate the raw Capacity(HDD or SDD placed for Capacity tier), i elaborated him the way to organize and decided to share it with everyone.

For redundancy and high avialbility vsa offer Number of Failures to Tolerate (#FTT) which we can set to 0, 1, 2, 3 according to the need and capacity available. The default is #FTT=1 which means using distributed software RAID there will be 2 (#FTT+1) copies of the data on two different hosts in the cluster. So if the VM is 100GB then it takes 200GB of VSAN … Read The Rest ......

How to unlock and reset SSO password in vSphere 6.x

Passrod reset

Hello All,

Today i logged in to my Lab which is hosted in vCloud Air LAB powered by OVH, unfortunately i forgot the password of my SSO account as i didnt used from the long time and somehow i was not able to find it in my Password DB. Anyways then i managed to reset the password for my SSO account so i thought to share it with you all so if sometime anyone got stuck can reset the password via the same way. Lets start.

I am using vcsa 6.5 with external PSC controller. Just for info as its … Read The Rest ......

All Badges in bag now. #vExpert – #vExpertNSX – #vExpertVSAN

This morning when I woke up I was reading tweets on my handset and i just came up the vExpert announcement for 2017. I was more curious as i also applied for the vSAN & NSX programme too. I opened the announcement page and voila!! My name was on the both list (vExpertvSAN and NSX) . I selected in vExpert NSX programme 2nd Time this time and vSAN is the new achievement for me.


Here are the links for the complete vExpert lists

vExpert vSAN : https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/08/vexpert-nsx-2017-award-announcement.html

vExpert NSX  : https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/08/vexpert-2017-vsan-announcement.html

vSAN Sizer – Data Center Scale Deployments

VMware introduced a easy to use vSAN Sizer for Data Center Scale Deployments. Just make your data ready and login with your my.vmware account and your are good to go.

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Try Here : vSAN Sizer for Data Center Scale and Deployments


The sizing recommendation is divided into 3 sections.
Section -1: Details of the total number of servers for the vSAN cluster. The total raw storage, the total usable storage and best match ReadyNode™. The information provided in this section pertains to the entire cluster
Section:2 This section provides CPU, Memory, Cache, Capacity and Disk Group details per server
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Distributed firewalls on the NSX Manager central CLI

You can get most information about distributed firewalls on the NSX Manager central CLI.


The path to drill down to the desired information is as follows:

  1. Show all clusters: show cluster all

  2. Then show hosts in a specific cluster: show cluster clusterID

  3. Then show all VMs on a host: show host hostID

  4. Then show information for a VM, which includes filter names and vNIC IDs: show vm vmID

    Here is the Example for the same.

nsxmgr> show cluster all
No.  Cluster Name                Cluster Id               Datacenter Name     Firewall Status
1    Compute Cluster A           domain-c33               Datacenter Site A   Enabled
2    Management & 
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How to Fix : VXLAN VMKNic Out Of Sync

NSX Manager detects the entities modified or deleted directly on the vCenter Server for NSX managed object like VXLAN VMKNic, from vCenter Server. System events are raised whenever a delete of an entity happens outside of NSX. When the VMKNic is deleted on the host, but the VMKNic information is still available in NSX, then NSX Manager indicates the deleted VMKNic with an Error icon.

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to Networking & Security > Installation > Logical Network Preparation.
  2. On the VXLAN Transport tab, expand the Cluster and Hosts.

  3. Click the Error icon
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Basic NSX Troubleshooting Commands

Here are some Basic TroubleShooting Commands available which can be useful and should be handy.logo

Checking the NSX Installation on ESXi Host—Host Networking Commands


Host Networking Commands


List physical NICs/vmnic

esxcli network nic list

Check the NIC type, driver type, link status, MTU

Physical NIC details

esxcli network nic get -n vmnic#

Check the driver and firmware versions along with other details

List vmk NICs with IP addresses/MAC/MTU, and so on

esxcli network ip interface ipv4 get

To ensure VTEPs are correctly instantiated

Details of each vmk NIC, including vDS information

esxcli network ip interface list

To ensure

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