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November, 2012

Deploy OVF: This action is not available for any of the selected objects at this time

I just tried to upload a OVF template to a new install of the vCSA 5.1 (Virtual Center Appliance) but kept getting the error message “Deploy OVF: This action is not available for any of the selected objects at this time”. This problem is caused by the Client Integration Plugin not being installed. To install […]

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lookupservice/sdk – SSL certificate verification failed.

This evening I was setting up a new home VMware lab and had installed ESXi 5.1 and soon after the vCSA 5.1 (Virtual Center Appliance). I then went to login using the default username and password (root / vmware) but was prompted with the following unexpected error message “Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service […]

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vCSA Admin page appears blank

I was installing a new vSphere lab when I needed to access the vCSA 5.1 (Virtual Center Appliance) Admin page so i logged in and navigated to the Admin page but it appeared blank. After troubleshooting the error I thought I would try IE instead of Firefox which i was using and low and behold […]

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New Home Test Lab Help

I am currently in the market for a new test lab and as always I don’t want to spend a fortune. My budget for the lab is £600. I will be using the lab to help pass the VMware VCAP5-DCA and VCAP5-DCD exams so I will need the lab environment to study all elements of […]

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vSphere Replication VM Requirements

In a recent VMWare design I included the vSphere 5.1 Replication component as a standalone Virtual Appliance. As part of my design I need to record each VM requirements to ensure that I was building an N+1 solution so I started to research the recommended requirements for a vSphere 5.1 Virtual Appliance but unlike other […]

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IOPS Calculator

This article has been replaced. Please use the following link for the up to date article. http://www.myvmwareblog.com/2012/12/29/iops-calculator-2/ I recently needed to calculate the theoretically IOPS of a SATA, SAS and SSD RAID array and started to do this by hand as per Duncan Epping posts here on yellow-bricks but the chance for error was high […]

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