Category: VMware

VMware: ESXI Host Update Procedure

VMware: ESXI Host Update Procedure

To Install:

  • Using local setup:# esxcli software vib install -d “/vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName/

To Update:

  • Using local setup:# esxcli software vib update -d “/vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName/
VMware: Cannot Complete Operation

VMware: Cannot Complete Operation

Hi Guys,

It has been a little while since I have last posted reason being that everything has been running smoothly until today!

Okay so on vCenter I was performing some VM changes in the settings and I got the following error


To resolve this if you have a windows based vCenter it is much simpler just restart the VMware vCenter service on the box and off you go but if you have a vCenter appliance you are going to need to perform a full reboot

Anyway I hope this helps

For more information please go to the following KB

Zerto: Upgrading From 4.0U4 to 4.5U4

Zerto: Upgrading From 4.0U4 to 4.5U4

The update process for Zerto from version 4.0U4 to 4.5U4

  • Update all of your current VRA’s to the current version that is running
  • Ensure that all versions of the Zerto Management Software are on the same level
  • Stop Zero Management Service when all syncs and restorations have completed at both sites
  • Download the update package from the Zerto Support portal on both sites
  • Take a copy of the Tweaks file
  • Export your VPG’s configuration using the Zerto diagnostic tool at each site
  • Snapshot the Zerto Management Servers at each site
  • Run the update package
  • log back into each site Zerto Management Portal
  • Ensure all warnings and alerts have settled and resolved
  • Perform VRA updates on each of your VMware hosts

And you are done! Easy!

If anything goes wrong get on the phone to Zerto there support is fantastic! I have just finished my update last night and it went a bit crazy and they soon called me back and helped straight away.

PowerCLI: Rename VM Inventory Name

PowerCLI: Rename VM Inventory Name

If you have seen my older post about changing the Windows hostname I have also had the challenge of changing the VM names within the inventory to match. Here is the rather simple solution to do this

set-vm Old-VM-NAME=01 -name 'New-VM-Name=01' -confirm:$false
set-vm Old-VM-NAME=02 -name 'New-VM-Name=02' -confirm:$false
set-vm Old-VM-NAME=03 -name 'New-VM-Name=03' -confirm:$false