vSAN: PBM error occurred during PreCloneCheckCallback

VMware vCenter - PBM error occurred during PreCloneCheckCallback - Solution

Lately, I encountered some issues related to VMware vSAN in my Lab environment. The error message that was popping up all the time was “PBM error occurred during PreCloneCheckCallback“. So how did the problem occur? First, we start with some background information. My Lab environment is powered-on when needed and powered-off when not needed. This …

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HPE Storage Controller Management (ssacli)

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This time I decided to do a blog post about the HPE Smart Array RAID controllers with their wonderful ssacli tool. The tooling of HPE is very powerful because you can online manage a VMware ESXi host and migrate for example from a RAID 1 volume to a RAID 10 without downtime or change the …

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Deployment of VMware vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1

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In this blog post, we are going to deploy VMware vCenter 6.7 Update 1 in my Lab environment. The deployment is fully covered with all the additional notes required to perform a successful installation, migration or upgrade. I also added some guidelines for designing your environment. Now that vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is available since …

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Upgrade to vRealize Orchestrator 7.5

vRealize Orchestrator 7.5 - Old and New

How to upgrade vRealize Orchestrator 7.4 to vRealize Orchestrator 7.5 or to be more precise… migrate! Since the release of vRealize Orchestrator 7.5 a couple of weeks ago the update/upgrade option with the vamicli and appliance management interface is not available (to my surprise). A quick introduction to how I got in that situation: In …

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VMworld 2018 EU Announcements

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This year VMworld 2018 Europe is held in Barcelona Spain from 5 November until 8 November. This has been the location for some time now. Only the date shifted a couple months backward compared to last year (September > November). This page will be updated multiple time in the coming days. I will add additional …

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vRO Master Class Livefire Experience

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This week we (Vincent van Vierzen and myself) attended the vRO Master Class that was offered to us by our employee ITQ. It is a three-day course on-site in the VMware UK HQ in Staines. The class was attended by seventeen people from all over the EMEA region. Keep in mind: the Livefire courses are …

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vRealize Automation SQL Database Installation

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When deploying VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) you required to deploy a Windows Server that is responsible for the SQL Server Database. It does not matter if it is a small, medium or large deployment. All deployments require a Microsoft SQL Server. The Microsoft SQL Server is the database for the vRealize Automation IaaS components and …

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