00:0c:29:4c:6f:70 is not an allowed static Ethernet address. It conflicts with VMware reserved MACs.

You are attempting to manually assign a MAC to a vSphere VM in the 00:0c:29:xxx range. You receive this error: Module DevicePowerOn power on failed. Could not set up “macAddress” for ethernet0. Invalid MAC address specified. 00:0c:29:4c:6f:70 is not an allowed static Ethernet address. It conflicts with VMware reserved MACs. Solution:  Edit the .vmx file ...

vCSA Postgres Database Repair – PANIC: checksum mismatch

You are confronted with various database errors in the /var/log/vmware/vpx/vpxd.log and you also have various errors in /storage/db/vpostgres/pg_log Similar in theme to: error ‘Default’ opID=HB-host-8637@82541-3778684f] [VdbStatement] SQLError was thrown: “ODBC error: (00000) – ” is returned when executing SQL statement error ‘Default’ opID=HB-host-8637@82541-3778684f] An unrecoverable problem has occurred, stopping the VMware VirtualCenter service. Error: Error[VdbODBCError] ...

Acronis True Image TIB to VMware VM

How to convert an Acronis True Image TIB backup file to a VMware VM.  Create a VM with the same OS as the backup with a larger disk than the backup.   How much bigger does not matter.  Boot the VM with the Acronis True Image recovery ISO.   If you do not have this, it is ...

vMotion Failing: Invalid Argument IPv6

You are attempting to vMotion a VM, likely using the vSphere web client and likely trying to change host and storage. /var/log/vmkernel.log on the source ESXi host is showing errors.    Specifically this error: 2016-09-24T14:39:57.638Z cpu5:34608)FSS: 5914: Failed to open file ‘vmware.log’; Requested flags 0x2, world: 34608 [vpxa-worker] (Existing flags 0x5, world: 76640135 [vmx]): Busy /var/log/host.log ...

Windows 2012 R2 SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (xen.sys)

Windows 2012 R2 SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (xen.sys)
      You are trying to start a Windows 2012 R2 server on a VMware infrastructure. What you do (or don’t) realize is that this VM is heavily tainted by a Citrix Xen basket of fun.   Procedure to fix this tediosity:  Snapshot the VM Boot into Safe Mode Open Device Manager (Show Hidden ...

Call “HostFirewallSystem.UpdateRuleset” for object firewallSystem

This error occurs when there is a problem with an IP in one of the services located in ESXi firewall. The IPs entered into the GUI will all look correct and you have exhausted all possibility. The root cause is usually that you have entered individual IPs in CIDR format with a /32.   ESXi does ...

vCSA 5.5 Upgrade to 6.0 Migration Failed Failed to download vCenter Server Support Bundle Logs

vCSA 5.5 Upgrade to 6.0 Migration Failed  Failed to download vCenter Server Support Bundle Logs
While attempting to upgrade your vCSA 5.5 to 6.0 you are confronted with this error: Migration Failed Failed to download vCenter Server Support Bundle Logs Make sure that your reverse and forward DNS match (not sure why VMware continues to insist on flawless DNS – Tedious!) The solution to his upgrade error is to: 1. ...

Reset administrator@vsphere.local password vCSA 5.5

Connect to the vCenter Server Appliance via its console or via SSH. Run the vdcadmintool service tool: /usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin/vdcadmintool The console will load: ================================ Please select: 0. exit 1. Test LDAP connectivity 2. Force start replication cycle 3. Reset account password 4. Set log level and mask 5. Set vmdir state ================================ Press #3 When prompted ...

vCenter vCSA 6.0 Error occurred while retrieving vm names of the esx host

vCenter vCSA 6.0 Error occurred while retrieving vm names of the esx host
You are in the process of trying to upgrade an existing vCenter 5.5 vCSA to 6.0. Make note that it is asking for ESXi host to install the vCSA and not vCenter!

Add OpenSUSE Repository to VMware Appliances

Use this method to install a working Repo to a VMware Appliance (i.e. VCSA, vSphere Replication, vCloud Usage Meter, etc.) # cat /etc/SuSE-release SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64) VERSION = 11 PATCHLEVEL = 2 Add the repository for the appropriate version http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/[VERSION]/repo/oss/ # zypper addrepo -f http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/ opensuse Once the Repository is loaded, simply ...