March, 2015

Convert To Template Grayed out after Upgrade to vSphere 5.5

March 19, 2015 Jordansphere VMware

I recently upgraded a vsphere deployment from 5.1 to 5.5. I then wanted to upgrade the templates to the new VM HW and VM Tools. Upon attempting this the convert to virtual machine option was grayed out. To fix this we simply need to remove the template from the inventory and re-add it.   To add […]


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Features in vSphere Traditional Client Versus Web Client in 5.5

March 8, 2015 Jordansphere VMware

As we all know by now VMware are steering end users away from the traditional vSphere client and towards the web client. Below is a list of features that the other doesn't support.   Traditional vSphere Client – Resource maps – Update Manager. Users are able to scan hosts and attach baselines in the web client […]


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Upgrading vCloud Director ESXi Hosts

March 5, 2015 Jordansphere vCloud Director

In my environment to fully upgrade to vcloud suite 5.5 I would have to use the following order: A) vCloud Director B) vCNS (vShield Manager) C) vCenter D) ESXi hosts E) vShield Edge   In this post I will be discussing the process of upgrading the ESXi hosts from 5.1 to 5.5 1) In vCloud […]


Single LUN Inactive on One Host

March 4, 2015 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I have 7 hosts connecting to an Equallogic Group (2 x 6000s). There are 3 LUNs visible to each host and locked down to specific ISCI IP range. ( eg All 6 hosts could see all 3 luns but one 1 host could only see 2 of the 3 LUNs available.  The protocol is […]


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