WSFC – Validate Configuration wizard error

This is a short post talking about Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) and a problem I found when adding the nodes from your cluster using the «Validate a Configuration» wizard. This wizard is recommended to run after configuring your nodes and before creating the cluster in order to spot any misconfigurations. So now, let’s go into the problem.  The issue In the wizard when trying to add (in my example) the second node shows an error:...

June 29, 2020 · 2 min · itgaiden

Upgrade vROps from 6.7.0 to 8.0.1

In this blog post, we will see how to upgrade vRealize Operations (vROps) from version 6.7.0 to 8.0.1. The whole process takes about 30 minutes. Bear in mind that, you will need new license keys after updating to the later version (after 8.0 version).  Note: You will see a version mismatch in some screenshots. Download the required files Download the Upgrade Assessment Tool available at VMware Downloads....

May 21, 2020 · 3 min · itgaiden

vCenter Server 7.0 – Fresh install

Prologue With the release of vSphere 7 at the beginning of this month, I decided to make a post about how to install vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) which is quite simple. Which are the new features? Check this post from my friend Graham Barker to find out!  Let’s move on! Proceed to download the «VMware vCenter Server 7.0.0» ISO file from my.vmware.com Mount the ISO file and execute the installer....

April 28, 2020 · 4 min · itgaiden

vForum Online Spring 2020

A few days ago VMware announced that VMworld will be online due to the current situation with COVID-19. Review the VMworld FAQs.  Therefore, as there will be only one big online event during the week of September 28, 2020.  So, why not attend a free mini-VMworld in less than a month? That’s vForum Online! vForum Online is a LIVE virtual event where you can access it directly from any device....

April 21, 2020 · 2 min · itgaiden

vExpert PRO announcement

Just a quick post about the vExpert sub-programs that have been announced recently. In my case, yesterday I received this message: This means that I’ve been selected to be a vExpert PRO!  Becoming a representative of your country/region and willingness to help others become aware of the vExpert program are the main functions of a vExpert PRO.  So, if you want to become a vExpert, start now and you can probably become one!...

April 8, 2020 · 1 min · itgaiden

Troubleshooting tips for beginners in Windows Server

I was thinking these days what I wish I have known when I started working with Windows servers, some basic (and some not) commands that can help me to troubleshoot servers without requiring additional software.  That’s why this is a post dedicated to people who just started administering servers with Windows Server 20xx-2019 (I expect at least 2008 although it is going end of support the next month) or maybe you’re curious and want to know more about Windows Server administration....

February 29, 2020 · 5 min · itgaiden