VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 3/14/15

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.

My VMware
Guide to the My VMware Portal Redesign (2109194)
Date Published: 3/10/2015
Selecting an Offering Partner when configuring a Subscription Service (2095216)
Date Published: 3/10/2015
VMware ESX
Emulex ESXi 5.5 native mode NIC driver has limited support for networking options of ESXi 5.5 SR-IOV model (2105485)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
RDMA connections do not fail over to other RDMA-capable NICs within a NIC team (2102327)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware ESXi
Methods for upgrading to VMware ESXi 6.0 (2109711)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products (2109760)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
When installing VMware Tools, the vmware.log file reports the message: The guest operating system has locked the CD-ROM door and is probably using the CD-ROM, which can prevent the guest from recognizing media changes (2105849)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Paid upgrade paths for vSphere, vSphere with Operations Management and vCloud Suite editions (2107530)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Unable to create a VMDK larger than 1 TB on NFS 4.1 on EMC VNX array (2089311)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Virtual machines on an NFS 4.1 datastore fail after the NFS 4.1 share recovers from an APD state with the error: The lock protecting VM.vmdk has been lost (2089321)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Tegile Systems Inc completes rebranding of their All-Flash and Hybrid storage array product line (2109405)
Date Published: 3/10/2015
VMware vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management 6.x Licensing and Compatibility FAQ (2107528)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Datastore Summary page shows incorrect provisioned space in vSphere Client (2110199)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
Unable to utilize the DCUI screen on the ESXi Serial Port Console as arrow keys do not function (2093423)
Date Published: 3/9/2015
vCenter Server certificate validation error in vCenter Site Recovery Manager and other solutions that run on a separate system (2109074)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Changes in the output of the esxcfg-mpath.pl command in vSphere 6.0 release (2109228)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
vSphere Web Client Displays alerts for Network Partitions of a Virtual SAN cluster (2109242)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
System swap file datastore permanently lost (2109543)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Methods of installing ESXi 6.0 (2109708)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Best practices to install or upgrade to VMware ESXi 6.0 (2109712)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Extending a virtual disk fails with the error:msg.disklib.UNSUPPORTEDFEATURE (2109730)
Date Published: 3/14/2015
Attempts to move Virtual SAN host to a cluster on another vCenter Server result in a cluster UUD mismatch error (2109894)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Swap object might become orphan when the Number of failures to tolerate set on VM is greater than one (2110205)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Attempts to provision VMs fail after Virtual SAN hosts are downgraded from 6.0 to 5.5 (2110208)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) on HP 3PAR StoreServ (2110209)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Child disk unable to inherit the SPBM policy of the parent disk (2110376)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Hot-Add functionality in VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.x fails in a vSphere 6.0.x environment (2110764)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
Migration failures in the presence of vMotion VMkernel NICs with different latencies (2105786)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Storage path does not fail over when TUR command repeatedly returns retry requests (2106770)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
vCenter Server might not be visible in the vSphere Web Client after upgrade from 5.5 to 6.0 (2107040)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Performance charts are empty and you see an error message (2107096)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Restart vCenter Server Appliance Syslog services after upgrading from 5.x to 6.0 (2107223)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vCloud Suite 6.x Licensing and Compatibility FAQ (2107516)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Downloading and licensing vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 6.x) (2107518)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Licensing ESXi 6.x and vCenter Server 6.x (2107538)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
vmkiscsi-tool command deprecated in vSphere 6.0 (2107558)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
vCenter inventory not visible in vSphere Web Client after restart (2107590)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Installing VMware tools on a virtual machine that supports open-vm-tools (2107676)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
When using Juniper Networks Switch QFX3500 to connect to FCoE storage in VN2VN mode, ESXi host might lose access to LUNs (2108164)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
How to download and install vCenter Server root certificates to avoid Web Browser certificate warnings (2108294)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VM objects remain on Virtual Volumes storage container after you delete the VM folder from datastore browser (2108332)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
The Managed Object Browser is disabled by default in vSphere 6.0 (2108405)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Thumbprint error when running ESXCLI command as a vCLI command (2108416)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
SystemError exception is thrown when a SearchIndex method does not find managed entities matching the search criteria (2108607)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Understanding Feature Accommodation between VMware vSphere 6.0 and vRealize Operations 5.8.x and 6.0.1 Feature Accommodation (2108695)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Unable to migrate virtual machines across subnets with vMotion after upgrade to vSphere 6.0 (2108823)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Improving performance for vMotion when using a 40GbE NIC (2108824)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
Using certool to generate CSRs that include multiple DNS names for one host (2108932)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Upgrading vCenter Server with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database might fail with a validation error (2108945)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Incompatible VMFS datastore span state detected (2086957)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Upgrade of VMFS5 locking mechanism from ATS+SCSI to ATS-only does not complete consistently on all ESXi hosts (2086960)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Devices deprecated and unsupported in VMware ESXi 6.0 (2087970)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Disk dump fails with the error: Couldn’t dump header 0xbad001 (2089324)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Frequently Asked Questions on Deprecation and End of Support (EOS) for VMFS-3 in VMware vSphere 6.0.x (2093576)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
To connect smart card to virtual machine, install ActivClient on Windows 7 SP1 with USB controller Texas Instruments USB3 card (2102329)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware EVO:RAIL
VMware EVO:RAIL fails to upload ISO image (2109915)
Date Published: 3/10/2015
Powering on an EVO:RAIL appliance (2108864)
Date Published: 3/10/2015
EVO:RAIL operations fail with the error: License not available to perform the operation (2109758)
Date Published: 3/10/2015
VMware EVO:RAIL evaluation license expiration date and vCenter Server license expiration date does not match (2109763)
Date Published: 3/10/2015
VMware Horizon
In a vDS environment, provisioning a linked-clone desktop pool fails for a few VMs with the “Agent unreachable” error (2110229)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Rebalance operation leaves VM folders in previous datastores (2108928)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Refresh or recompose fails in a VSAN environment with the error “File ….vmdk was not found” (2109102)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
The cursor trails behind when you type in Microsoft Word 2013 or Outlook 2013 on Horizon desktops (2109544)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Pool deletion operation does not remove digest vmdk files (2109563)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Single sign-on does not work with smart cards if the View desktop has MSFT Update KB 3013769 installed (2110785)
Date Published: 3/14/2015
Recompose fails in a VSAN environment with the error “The operation is not allowed in the current state” (2108941)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware Horizon Air
Protocol Handling and RDP to PCoIP Migration in Horizon Air Cerrano Release (2110075)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware Software Manager
VMware Software Manager – Download Service FAQ (2107702)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vCenter Host Gateway
Selecting KVM or vCloud Air Third-Party Hypervisors in vCenter Host Gateway 6.0 fails (2110546)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
Understanding Capacity Views and Reports in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 5.x (2093287)
Date Published: 3/9/2015
Removing SNMP adapter resource kinds from vRealize Operations Manager 5.x (vApp version) (2108795)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
VMware vCenter Server
Browse VA Marketplace no longer available in VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x (2109799)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
List of unsupported features in VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x (2109808)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Stopping, starting, or restarting VMware vCenter Server 6.0 services (2109881)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Location of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 log files (2110014)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
How to backup and restore vCenter Server 6.0 external deployment models (2110294)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Installation of vCenter Server 6.0 Appliance Client integration plugin fails (2105226)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Limitations in Configuring IPv6 in the Customization of a Guest Operating System (2105648)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Cross vCenter vMotion requirements in VMware vSphere 6.0 (2106952)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Provisioning a stateless host without specifying rules (2108080)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Viewing the Certificate Authority via the vSphere Web Client fails with the error: The data service timed out because a back-end task took more than 120 seconds. (2108102)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
List of recommended topologies for vSphere 6.0.x (2108548)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Installing the VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Platform Services Controller on a Windows machine (2108801)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Back up and restore the embedded PostgreSQL database (2091961)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Upgrading VMware vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 to a VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Platform Services Controller 6.0 (2109560)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
The vpxd deployment fails when reusing vCenter database deployment (2108725)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Selective deletion of tasks, events, and historical performance data in vSphere 5.x and 6.x (2110031)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
An upgrade or installation of vCenter Server 6.0 with an external SQL Server database fails (2105554)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Disk type is not retained for virtual disks with sparse 2 GB disk type copied on vCenter Server (2103033)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Log messages not gathered on Windows with vc-support.bat (2109266)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 without migrating SQL database to vPostgres (2109321)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Product offerings for vSphere 6.x (2109507)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Clicking All Users’ Tasks in the vSphere Web Client results in a warning dialogue (2109552)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Use of unsupported Web browsers to connect to vSphere Web Client results in error message that prompts you to use unsupported versions of Web browsers (2109553)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Logging into the vSphere Web Client using older versions of Internet Explorer 10 or 11 redirects to a link with no information (2109554)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Upgrading VMware vCenter Server 5.5 to VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with an embedded Platform Services Controller using the simple install method (2109559)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Upgrading VMware vCenter Server 5.5 to vCenter Server 6.0 with an external Platrfom Services Controller (2109562)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Installing vCenter Server with an external Oracle 11.2.0.4 database might fail with getaddrinfo error (2109674)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Virtual machines with two snapshots or more using Virtual Volumes storage can revert only to the first snapshot (2109683)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 best practices (2109772)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Upgrading vCenter Server with an external vCenter Single Sign-On server fails to re-encrypt the vCenter Server database contents (2109809)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Maximum limit of ESXi host and virtual machine used with the embedded vPostgres database in vCenter Server 6.0 (2109850)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Unable to move a Virtual SAN cluster to a new vCenter Server (2109891)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Device locator LEDs feature is disabled on certain controllers (2109892)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Unable to upgrade Virtual SAN disk format (2109893)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Changes to the address format of the default IPv6 gateway in ESXi 6.0 and later (2110024)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Creating a Virtual SAN cluster with up to 64 hosts (2110081)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Upgrading the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from 5.5 to 6.0 using the VAMI interface fails (2110588)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Supportability of upgrading from vSphere 6.0 pre-release versions to the vSphere 6.0 General Availability version (2110734)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
Installing or upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 on Microsoft Windows platform creates a new driver letter (2106289)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Long Distance vMotion requirements in VMware vSphere 6.0 (2106949)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Missing cluster and resource pool statistics after upgrade to vSphere 6.0 (2107219)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
The vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 configured with static IP settings reports DNS settings as: Obtain settings automatically (2108097)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Using netcat and tcpdump in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2108150)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
The Microsoft Windows installer for vCenter Server 6.0 stops responding with the status: Committing Changes before it hangs (2108155)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
I/O failure might occur during suspend or snapshot operations for virtual machines on a Virtual Volumes datastore (2108162)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Uninstalling vCenter Server 6.0.x resets the embedded VMware Postgres database (2108547)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Provisioning of virtual machines might fail because a policy component is unavailable (2108765)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Installing VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with an embedded Platform Services Controller on a Windows machine (2108799)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Installing VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with an external Platform Services Controller on a Windows machine (2108802)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Connecting to the embedded vPostgres Database in a Windows installed vCenter Server 6.0 (2108848)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Attempts to upgrade vCenter Server 5.x to 6.0 with embedded Microsoft SQL Server Express database might fail at the data export phase (2108930)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Recovering from a failed upgrade of vCenter Server 5.1 or 5.5 to 6.0 (2108938)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Example IPv6 configuration for DHCP and Router Advertisement (2109023)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
After Storage vMotion the directory holding the virtual machine disk remains on the source Virtual SAN datastore (2109034)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Multi-extent ATS-only VMFS Datastore unable to use ATS (2094604)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Storage vMotion fails when connecting a virtual NIC to a non-existing vSphere Distributed Switch (2102192)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
After you insert (or remove and then hot plug) the device, if you don’t run the command esxcfg-rescan-A manually, ESXi takes up to 5 minutes to get the device path (2104818)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance to vSphere 6.0 with embedded Postgres hangs on Starting VMware vCenter Server (2110080)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Minimum requirements for the VMware vCenter Server 6.x Appliance (2106572)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Upgrading from vCenter Server Appliance 5.x to 6.0 reports that vCenterServer FQDN does not match DDNS (2110772)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
The Overview sub-tab in the Performance tab view is no longer available in the VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x (2109800)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Installing or upgrading vCenter Server Appliance to vSphere 6.0 fails with the error: Error while configuring vSphere Auto Deploy Waiter firstboot. (2110025)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Unable to find the vCenter Server 6.0 Appliance OVA, OVF, ZIP, or VMDK files on the VMware download page (2110730)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
Decommission the vCenter Server Appliance (2106736)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Error when uploading files to vCenter Server Appliance using WinSCP (2107727)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Installing vCenter Server 6.0 best practices (2107948)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Oracle Database backing vCenter Server Appliance is deprecated in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2108161)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
The VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.8.x plugin is not visible in the vSphere Web Client when some third party Web Client plugins are installed (2110188)
Date Published: 3/14/2015
Site Recovery Manager permissions remain in UI after removal of external identity provider (2109356)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Reconfigure vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines after recovery by Site Recovery Manager (2109813)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Test recovery and planned migration fail when recovering large numbers of Linux virtual machines (2109821)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Editing a protection group at the same time as running a recovery plan causes the Site Recovery Manager Server on the recovery site to stop unexpectedly (2109822)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Reconfiguration required after uninstalling and reinstalling the same version of Site Recovery Manager (2110280)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Operational Limits for Site Recovery Manager 6.0 (2105500)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Network Ports for Site Recovery Manager 6.0 (2103394)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vCloud Air
Unable to add a Cisco CSR1000v series virtual router OVF to the VMware vCloud Air Catalog (2107517)
Date Published: 3/9/2015
VMware vCloud Automation Center
Installation of VMware vRealize Automation 6.1 or 6.2 fails with the error: Error calling vCAC tools (2109815)
Date Published: 3/9/2015
VMware vCloud Director Appliance
End of Availability (EOA) of vCloud Director in vCloud Suite 6.0 (2108250)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware View
With Horizon 6, some keys on an English keyboard are not correctly mapped to a virtual desktop with a Japanese OS (2110744)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
Recompose operation can get skipped on some desktops if scheduled on a disabled pool with “Refresh on logoff” setting (2102499)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware Virtual SAN
VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Requirements (2106708)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vRealize Automation
Remote Console Capabilities for Provisioning with vSphere (2109706)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Unable to edit a tenant created in vRealize Automation with the vCenter 5.5 SSO after upgrading from vCenter SSO 5.5 to PSC (Platform Services Controller) 6.0 (Windows-based SSO only) (2109719)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vRealize Operations Manager
VMware Horizon View topology information is not present in vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon View 6.x (2109883)
Date Published: 3/9/2015
VMware vSphere vCenter user accounts are unable to use the Log Insight Adapter Launch in Context Function (2108669)
Date Published: 3/9/2015
Hot fix for vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 (2110330)
Date Published: 3/11/2015
HTTPD interferes with vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 Linux installation (2108685)
Date Published: 3/13/2015
VMware vShield App
VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.4 is compatible with vSphere 6.0, but new vSphere 6.0 features have not been tested with VMware vCloud Networking and Security (2109120)
Date Published: 3/11/2015
VMware vShield Endpoint
Implementation of VMware vShield Endpoint beyond vCloud Networking and Security End of Availability (EOA) (2110078)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vSphere App HA
End of Availability (EOA) of AppHA in vSphere 6.0 (2108249)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vSphere Data Protection
End of Availability (EOA) for VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (2109227)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Important Information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 (2110293)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vSphere Replication
Operational Limits for vSphere Replication 6.0 (2102453)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Checking and Restoring the OVF Context of the vSphere Replication Appliance (2106709)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Requirements to the Environment for the Support of Up To 2000 Replications (2107869)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
Configuring Upgraded vSphere Replication Appliances to Support up to 2000 Replications (2102463)
Date Published: 3/12/2015
VMware vSphere Web Client
Virgo server does not generate log files if a non-English language is selected during the VMware Web Client installation (2108334)
Date Published: 3/11/2015
Increase Adobe Flash Player storage to optimize vSphere Web Client (2109770)
Date Published: 3/12/2015

Created on March 16, 2015 by Rick Scherer

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