VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 2/6/15

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support.

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My VMware
Troubleshooting License Keys management in My VMware (2143936)
Date Published: 2/1/2016

VMware App Volumes
VMware App Volumes order of operation (2143163)
Date Published: 2/4/2016

VMware ESXi
Shutting down and powering on a VSAN 6.0 Cluster when vCenter Server is running on top of VSAN (2142676)
Date Published: 2/1/2016
Guest OS customization of a Windows virtual machine fails to comlete on a ESXi 6.0 Update 1b host (2142982)
Date Published: 2/2/2016
After upgrading from ESXi 5.0/5.1 to ESXi 5.5 Update 3 or later, vMotion fails with: failed to add memory page 0×201 to VM: Bad parameter (2143943)
Date Published: 2/2/2016
Upgrading a 5.x ESXi host to 6.0 fails with a conflicting VIB error for xhci VIB file (2140962)
Date Published: 2/3/2016
vSphere Flash Read Cache causing provisioning actions fail after a vCenter Server restart (2143034)
Date Published: 2/5/2016

VMware EVO:RAIL
EVO:RAIL the hostd process stops responding on a ESXi host (2144009)
Date Published: 2/5/2016

VMware Horizon DaaS
Deploying the Tenant appliance fails in VMware Horizon Daas (2144019)
Date Published: 2/5/2016

VMware NSX for vSphere
Deploying NSX VIBs fails on the ESXi host after changing the vCenter Server 6.x certificates (2139071)
Date Published: 2/2/2016
The NSX plug-in fails to delete the network after deleting the Edge that was connected to it in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2143951)
Date Published: 2/3/2016

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Adding an HTTP REST host fails with the error: Property or method ‘url’ not found on object RESTHost (2133896)
Date Published: 2/3/2016
Extend the size and interval for log rotation of the Orchestrator server.log file (2144238)
Date Published: 2/4/2016

VMware vCenter Server
Storage DRS integration with storage profiles (2142765)
Date Published: 2/1/2016
vCenter Server 5.5 installation fails if the the hostname matches the service account used for installation (2143635)
Date Published: 2/5/2016

VMware vCloud Automation Center for Desktop
Snapshot operations in VMware vRealize Automation appear to be stuck (2137019)
Date Published: 2/3/2016
Cannot send expiration notifications for periods greater than 7 days in VMware vRealize Automation (2141426)
Date Published: 2/3/2016

VMware vCloud Automation Center for Desktop
Re-establishing Trust between Application Services and VMware vRealize Automation (2136109)
Date Published: 2/3/2016

VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Cannot connect to VMware vFabric Hyperic Server using a secure connection (2134508)
Date Published: 2/5/2016

VMware Virtual SAN
When upgrading a 2-node Virtual SAN stretched cluster configuration to version 6.2, you must also upgrade the existing witness appliance, and not deploy a new one (2143999)
Date Published: 2/2/2016

VMware vRealize Operations Manager
Increasing the Max UDP Sockets in a VMware vRealize Operations Manager server (2144120)
Date Published: 2/4/2016

VMware Workspace Portal
health.<number> files are created in VMware Workspace Portal 2.1.0 (2143582)
Date Published: 2/4/2016

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VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 1/30/15

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support.

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VMware ESXi
Installation of VMware Tools on FreeBSD fails if the version of Perl is 5.20 and higher (2142236)
Date Published: 1/29/2016
Installing a Linux virtual machine with an e1000e network adapter fails (2143382)
Date Published: 1/25/2016
VMFS filesystem created by default in ESXi 5.1 and newer when using the kickstart scripted installation (2142438)
Date Published: 1/25/2016

VMware Mirage
Mirage branch reflectors anomaly guide (2137027)
Date Published: 1/25/2016

VMware NSX for vSphere
In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, virtual machines located behind an NSX Edge Services Gateway (ESG) deployed using vRealize Automation 6.x multi-machine blueprint are unreachable (2135285)
Date Published: 1/29/2016
NSX User Interface (UI) is grayed out for several seconds and exhibits slow performance on NSX for vSphere 6.2.x (2141919)
Date Published: 1/27/2016

VMware NSX for vSphere
Procedure to Validate VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x upgrade (2134525)
Date Published: 1/27/2016
NSX is unavailable from the vSphere Web Client Plugin after backup of NSX Manager with quiesced snapshot in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2142263)
Date Published: 1/26/2016

VMware vCenter Server
Right-click menus in vSphere Web Client 6.0 in Internet Explorer 11 displays the Adobe Flash settings drop-down (2139278)
Date Published: 1/25/2016

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Heavy logging on the Platform Services Controller Appliance 6.0 causes /storage/log to fill up (2143565)
Date Published: 1/28/2016

VMware Virtual SAN
After removing and re-inserting a disk associated with VSAN, the disk is not re-added to the VSAN disk group (2143296)
Date Published: 1/25/2016

VMware vRealize Automation
Multi-Machine Blueprint Reported as Partially Succeeded But All the Components Provisioned Correctly (2132084)
Date Published: 1/29/2016

VMware vRealize Operations Manager
Upgrading an Endpoint Operations Management Agent from Version 6.1 to Version 6.2 (2137709)
Date Published: 1/29/2016
Disable TLS 1.0 in vRealize Operations Manager 6.2 (2138007)
Date Published: 1/29/2016
Upgrading Multiple Endpoint Operation Management Agents Simultaneously from a Script (2138748)
Date Published: 1/29/2016
Upgrade to vRealize Operations Manager 6.2 stops at step 5 of 9 (2139747)
Date Published: 1/29/2016
Cannot disable vRealize Operations Manager high availability (2139750)
Date Published: 1/29/2016
MSSQL Clusters that are not Recognized as a Cluster by the vRealize Endpoint Operations Management Agent (2141151)
Date Published: 1/29/2016
Troubleshooting Absence of Virtual Machine to Operating System Mappings in vRealize Operations Manager (2142019)
Date Published: 1/29/2016

VMware vRealize Operations Manager
Update failure on hardened vRealize Operations Manager system (2102679)
Date Published: 1/29/2016
vRealize Operations Manager incorrectly attempts to restart services (2129525)
Date Published: 1/29/2016

VMware Workstation Pro
Fedora 22 Kernel Update Recommended for Workstation Pro and Fusion Guests (2143523)
Date Published: 1/26/2016

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[Security-announce] UPDATE VMSA-2015-0009.1 VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability


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VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 1/23/15

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support.

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My VMware
Interpreting the Product Licenses, Details and History report in My VMware (2142853)
Date Published: 1/22/2016
How to navigate to VMware Hybrid & Subscription Purchasing Program (HPP/SPP) in My VMware (2143195)
Date Published: 1/20/2016
How to redeem perpetual products in VMware Hybrid Purchase Products (HPP) (2143201)
Date Published: 1/20/2016
How to redeem Subscription Services in VMware Hybrid Purchasing Program (HPP) (2143204)
Date Published: 1/20/2016
Overview of Redemption history and Fund activity for VMware’s Hybrid Purchasing Program (2143209)
Date Published: 1/20/2016
How to Add and remove fund users in My Funds Page (2143211)
Date Published: 1/20/2016

VMware ESXi
SNMP agent causing unexplained constant high I/O traffic (2135500)
Date Published: 1/21/2016
Legacy Fault Tolerance no longer supported with Broadwell or later processers (2143127)
Date Published: 1/21/2016
The vCenter Server stops responding after an ESXi 5.x or 6.0 host loses connectivity to a remote syslog server (2138800)
Date Published: 1/21/2016

VMware Horizon 6
It takes too long time for login to the desktop if using Persona Management and Anti-Virus(TrendMicro) (2142917)
Date Published: 1/19/2016

VMware NSX for vSphere
In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, the NSX Edge experiences high CPU, and/or fails to accept configuration changes (2137685)
Date Published: 1/22/2016
When adding a previously provisioned ESXi host to a cluster in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1.x, the cluster status for VXLAN displays an error: Error Unconfigure (2137959)
Date Published: 1/21/2016
Firewall rules in a dynamic security group are applied to more than one virtual machine with the same IP address in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2141968)
Date Published: 1/21/2016
VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.1 supportability with vRealize Log Insight Reporting (2143058)
Date Published: 1/18/2016

VMware Site Recovery Manager
SRM 5.x upgrade is failing with “unexpected error code: -1” after vCenter is upgraded to 5.5U3 (2142553)
Date Published: 1/22/2016

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance
Enable root access for SSH for vCenter Orchestrator Appliance 5.5.3 (2143039)
Date Published: 1/19/2016

VMware vCloud Networking and Security
Reverting VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x to vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x after an upgrade failure (2143080)
Date Published: 1/22/2016

VMware vRealize Automation
Restarting the vRealize Automation installation wizard after it has been canceled (2143063)
Date Published: 1/20/2016

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VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 1/16/15

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support.

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My VMware
How to remove an Entitlement Account from your Account Overview in My VMware (2142658)
Date Published: 1/14/2016

VMware App Volumes
Printer mapping fails for VMware App Volumes (2137401)
Date Published: 1/11/2016

VMware ESX
Determining what components of VMware Tools is installed on a Windows virtual machine (2142507)
Date Published: 1/15/2016

VMware ESXi
Intel Cluster-on-Die (COD) Technology, and VMware vSphere 5.5 U3b and 6.x (2142499)
Date Published: 1/11/2016
VMware ESXi local disk detection fails after applying ESXi 6.0 patch ESXi600-201505001 or ESXi600-201507001 on FUJITSU PRIMERGY/PRIMEQUEST Server (2142661)
Date Published: 1/13/2016
Frequent FRAME DROP events caused a Purple Diagnostic Screen (2142317)
Date Published: 1/13/2016
After you install an ESXi 6.0 image on an NVMe device, the device fails to appear on the UEFI list of bootable devices (2142602)
Date Published: 1/12/2016

VMware Integrated OpenStack
Adding an AD group to the Project Role in Horizon UI fails in VMware OpenStack 1.x and 2.0.x (2142600)
Date Published: 1/12/2016

VMware IT Business Management Advanced
The Dependency Tree disappears from an export package in vRB Advanced (2136873)
Date Published: 1/12/2016

VMware Mirage
VMware Mirage client upload fails (2141123)
Date Published: 1/14/2016
VMware Mirage CVD’s are AutoSuspended after CVD integrity report was triggered (2141600)
Date Published: 1/14/2016
Mirage MongoDB service is disabled in VMware Mirage 5.6 (2141995)
Date Published: 1/12/2016
Connecting to VMware Mirage Server from Mirage Client fails with error: ProtocolNotSupported (2141480)
Date Published: 1/12/2016

VMware NSX for vSphere
New and migrated virtual machine backed by VXLAN experience connectivity failure in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2133816)
Date Published: 1/13/2016
The netcpa agent on an ESXi host fails to communicate with NSX controller(s) in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2137011)
Date Published: 1/13/2016
In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, viewing the Host Preparation tab in the NSX User Interface (UI) displays the error: Internal Server Error (2137123)
Date Published: 1/15/2016
In VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, adding a second profile to SSL VPN-Plus in Windows 10 fails with the error: SSL VPN-PLus Client could not be upgraded. Try again after rebooting if SSL VPN-Plus Client was already installed on your machine (2142321)
Date Published: 1/11/2016

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plugin for vCloud Director
Updating the service account password in vRealize Orchestrator fails with an error: SSL: Login failed with username ‘serviceaccount’ error when (2132977)
Date Published: 1/11/2016

VMware vCenter Server
Support for SMTP authentication and STARTTLS in the vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance 5.x and 6.0 (2063147)
Date Published: 1/11/2016

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Site Recovery Manager (SRM 5.5 or SRM 5.8.0) fails to start the SRM service after upgrading Vcenter to 5.5U3b (2142487)
Date Published: 1/11/2016

VMware vCenter Update Manager
Installing VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 on a Microsoft Windows platform (2142791)
Date Published: 1/13/2016
Upgrading to vSphere Update Manager 6.0 on a Microsoft Windows platform (2142786)
Date Published: 1/13/2016

VMware vCloud Air
Convert a PKCS12 .p12 certificate to a json certificate for use in VMware vCloud Air Object Storage powered by Google (2136999)
Date Published: 1/14/2016

VMware vCloud Connector
Using an Offline Data Transfer device to transfer workloads into vCloud Air. (2127770)
Date Published: 1/14/2016

VMware vRealize Business Advanced
After upgrading to VMware vRealize Business 8.2.4 you see the message: The Adaptor does not contain a key (2142783)
Date Published: 1/14/2016

VMware vRealize Operations Manager
Historical data is lost due to a data purge in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 (2137020)
Date Published: 1/12/2016
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x is not displaying PCoIP metric data (2137021)
Date Published: 1/14/2016
Mappings between End Point Operations Operating Systems and vSphere Virtual Machines are not created in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 (2137969)
Date Published: 1/14/2016

VMware vRealize Orchestrator
Selecting “All Orchestrator Actions” in the VMware vSphere Web Client does not populate an item and highlighting the field shows an error (2142505)
Date Published: 1/11/2016

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Changing ESXi Hostname on an EVO:RAIL Appliance

The other day I did a VSPEX Blue (EMC’s flavor of EVO:RAIL Appliance) install for a customer that couldn’t conform to the hostname standards set forth by the EVO:RAIL Installation Wizard. After a little bit of digging and work I was able to change the hostnames and get everything working like it came from the factory. You simply cannot just change the ESXi hostname, you also need to modify EVO:RAIL Manager so things like health reporting actually function.

So, how do we do this?

First a quick warning… no guarantees :)  this worked for me and my customer and has been reported in a couple KB articles but due to the nature of EVO:RAIL you may want to open a ticket with your OEM Vendor for help on doing this.

It’s important to note two things… 1) if you’re building out a new EVO:RAIL Appliance and know you need to use custom hostnames, avoid putting in a DNS Server entry during installation – this will force the unit to use a local dnsmasq service for name resolution and will make it easier for us to modify the hostnames.  and 2) you should only place a single ESXi host into maintenance mode/change hostname at a time, this is important in allowing workloads to stay online.

And now on to the steps…

1.) On the vCenter Server Appliance modify the dnsmasq add-on file, by using vi /var/lib/vmware-marvin/dnsmasq/hosts - modify this file to reflect the new hostname(s)

2.) Place the first ESXi host into maintenance mode, then remove it from the vCenter inventory

3.) Add new hostname(s) to the local file on the vCenter Server Appliance, by using vi /etc/hosts - This is a temporary change to avoid any inconsistencies, we will remove these later

4.) Perform ESXi hostname change, I found the easiest way to do this was via esxcli by SSH’ing directly to the host

5.) Add new hostname to vCenter Server through vSphere (Web) Client, and exit Maintenance Mode

6.) Go to Step #2 for any additional ESXi hosts you’d like to change

7.) Restart the dnsmasq service on the vCenter Server Appliance; /etc/init.d/vmware-dnsmasq restart

8.) Clean up the /etc/hosts file by removing the changes you made in Step #3

That should be it for the changing of the ESXi hostname.  However, you may notice now that the Health tab in EVO:RAIL Manager isn’t looking too happy.
This is because of two things, obviously 1) the hostname change but also 2) the morefId changed which breaks the connection between EVO:RAIL Manager and vCenter.

So, let’s go fix EVO:RAIL Manager.

1.) On the vCenter Server Appliance we’ll need to first determine the new morefId of the ESXi host(s).  SSH into the vCenter Server Appliance and run the following command; sudo /opt/vmware/vpostgres/9.0/bin/psql -d VCDB vc -c”select id, dns_name from VPX_HOST;”

As you can see, our newname-esx01.vlab.local host has a new morefId of 26.

2.) Change the morefId and hostname by running vi /var/lib/vmware-marvin/hosts.json - change the morefId and hostname for the host(s) you’d like to modify

3.) Restart the EVO:RAIL Manager process with /etc/init.d/vmware-marvin restart

4.) Check EVO:RAIL Manager Health and all should be good!

It’s as easy as that. So, if your organization has a specific hostname requirement that cannot be met by the EVO:Rail Installation Wizard, have no fear… you can always modify after the build if needed!

Say you did an install without specifying a corporate DNS server, and you’d like to go back and add one after the fact all you need to do is add an entry into the /etc/dnsmasq.conf file. You can even add multiples.

server=IP.ADDRESS.OF.DNS.SERVER
server=IP.ADDRESS.OF.2ND.DNS.SERVER 

Then you need to restart the dnsmasq service,  /etc/init.d/vmware-dnsmasq restart

There you go, much better :)


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VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 1/9/15

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support.

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VMSA-2016-0001 VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion updates address important guest privilege escalation vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0001
Synopsis: VMware ESXi, Fusion, Player, and Workstation updates address important guest privilege escalation vulnerability
Issue date: 2016-01-07
Updated on: 2016-01-07 (Initial Advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2015-6933

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VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 1/2/15

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VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 12/19/15

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support.

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