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This blog has been hacked by @vS0ciety

This site hasn’t really been hacked, it is however a great video to watch and is designed to promote the VMworld VMware Code Hackathon in Barcelona 2016 VMWORLD VMWARE CODE HACKATHON TO HIT BARCELONA 2016 Alan Renouf has written an indepth blog article on this project.  If your interested follow this link and sign up today: https://code.vmware.com/2016/09/14/vmworld-vmware-code-hackathon-hit-barcelona-2016/ VMworld USA was the Hackathon, basically 5 teams of developers and scripters, who had mainly never met each other before were formed and took part in a Hackathon organized by myself, William Lam and the VMware Code team.  These dedicated coders gave up free vendor meals and alcohol (OK well maybe we provided both as well) to essentially come code with us on 5 Intel NUC units we had pre-built with vCenter/ESX and VSAN. The people who were involved ranged from people just learning to coding ninjas and API experts, that’s what I […]

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Error #1009 vSphere Web Client

Error #1009 vSphere Web Client

Recently I have been having some issues with plugins while working in my lab.  I recently wrote this article “Error 1063 vSphere Web Client” which documents how to disable selected plugins.  This fixed worked for a little while, but recently I have started receving a similar error but with the Error #1009 vSphere Web Client.  I tried the fix in my previous article again, however when I tried to go into the Client Plug-Ins area of the vSphere Web Client, I received the #1009 error everytime. The first thing I tried was to (obviously) Google the error, but I couldn’t find any resolution.  A few people have experienced this error on the communities forum but no one had a fix for it.  I phoned a friend in GSS, and they told me about an issue with cached objects that are stored in a SerenityDB folder.  They aparantly have bad references […]

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New Whitepaper: Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

One of the whitepapers I have been working on has just been published.  I have been working on this whitepaper with two of my fellow colleagues, Duncan Epping and Hany Michael.  I am extremely excited by the publication of this whitepaper, as it is my first official whitepaper.  It has been an interesting challenge and an exciting one to work with Duncan again (first time since the cloud practice days), and to also work with Hany. This whitepaper talks about how to implement a hybrid cloud strategy, and the concepts needed to do this.  It covers VMware vCloud Air, VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Automation, and how they fit together to provide you with a hybrid cloud.  It also has a really cool diagram produced by Hany. This was such a great project to work on, and was a joint collaboration between the Office of the CTO, the vCloud Air […]

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Error 1063 vSphere Web Client

I have recently been upgrading all our lab to vSphere 6.0 and have come across an interesting error everytime I login to the vSphere Web Client. Error 1063 vSphere Web Client The error is “An internal error has occured – Error #1063”. I actually migrated my previous version of vCenter 5.5 to vCenter 6.0 using the inbuilt upgrade.  This actually deploys a new vCenter Server Appliance with version 6.0 and migrates all the information from the previous appliance, including all the plugins. I would receive this error everytime I tried to click the Actions menu on any object.  Didn’t matter whether it was a host or a VM, this error always popped up.  Clicking yes never solved it, I couldn’t do anything. Then I started thinking about the upgrade.  I wonder if a plugin that was installed on the previous 5.5 version had been migrated across and was causing a […]

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Upgrading vCenter Appliance 5.5 to 6.0 – Migration failed error

Today working in our vCloud Air Technical Marketing Lab I was upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance from version 5.5 to 6.0 and I came across an interesting issue.  Totally by my own creation, but interesting none the less. First of all, I want to thank @anthonyspiteri for his excellent article showing the steps on how to upgrade your vCenter Server Appliance.  Read it here The major difference with this upgrade is that you don’t just update the exisiting vCenter Appliance like in previous versions.  The upgrade wizard actually deploys a whole new appliance and migrates all the data from the previous version.  Its pretty cool and when you configure it correctly, works very well. Upgrading vCenter Appliance 5.5 to 6.0 The error I experienced was about half way through the migration, when it failed with the error “Migration Failed”.  It also failed to download the support bundle logs too. Turns […]

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