vLinks – KB Articles

This page is my repository of web links and KB articles that I have accessed or referenced for many purposes e.g. studying VCP, resolving an issue or understanding a particular element, etc.; I have put out these for quick reference and this will continue to grow:

KB Articles – this includes ESX/ESXi, vCenter Server, Networking, Storage, NSX, VSAN, etc.

# KB Article # Description Comments Tag(s)
1 653 Collecting diagnostic information for VMware ESX/ESXi using the vSphere Client (653)
2 1267 Changing the queue depth for QLogic, Emulex, and Brocade HBAs (1267)
3 1001805 Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine
4 1003070 vCenter Server fails to start after replacing the default SSL certificates with custom SSL certificates (1003070) used for resetting SQL database password after replacing vCenter SSL default certificates SSL Certificates
5 1003412 Troubleshooting a datastore or VMFS volume that is full or near capacity (1003412) Storage
6 1004082 Storing a virtual machine swap file in a location other than the default in ESX/ESXi (1004082)
7 1007566 Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESXi/ESX (1007566)
8 1008127 Configuring vSwitch or vNetwork Distributed Switch from the command line in ESXi/ESX (1008127) For VCP Study Network
9 1012382 TCP and UDP Ports required to access VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi and ESX hosts, and other network components (1012382)
10 1015180 Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware ESXi and ESX (1015180)
11 1016106 ESXi/ESX hosts with visibility to RDM LUNs being used by MSCS nodes with RDMs may take a long time to start or during LUN rescan (1016106)
12 1017480 Understanding the Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) database (1017480) vCenter
13 1021804 Location of vCenter Server log files (1021804)
14 1022312 Choosing a port binding type in ESX/ESXi (1022312) For VCP Study Network
15 1025914 Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server 4.x and 5.x (1025914) vCenter
16 1029864 Manually backing up and restoring the VMware vCenter Server 4.x and 5.x ADAM instance data (1029864) vCenter
17 1030632 Configuring Microsoft Cluster Service fails with the error: Validate SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation (1030632)
18 1033725 The Host IPMI System Event Log Status alarm is triggered repeatedly in VMware vCenter Server 4.x and 5.x (1033725)
19 2000552 Modifying path information for ESXi/ESX hosts (2000552)
20 2005328 Migrating to vCenter Server 5.0 using the Data Migration Tool (2005328) Data Migration Tool
21 2012377 Connecting to the View ADAM Database (2012377) vCenter
22 2015499 Configuring CA signed certificates for ESXi 5.x hosts (2015499) used for replacing the certificates on ESXi 4.1
23 2015600 Determining the expiry period of default SSL certificates of vCenter Server and ESX/ESXi (2015600)
24 2021302 Configuring Tomcat server settings in VMware vCenter Server 5.1 and 5.5 (2021302)
25 2030957 Identifying ESXi/ESX boot LUNs for Boot From SAN configurations (2030957)
26 2032076 Location of ESXi 5.1 and 5.5 log files (2032076) For VCP Study
27 2033880 Troubleshooting VMware Single Sign-On configuration and installation issues in a Windows server (2033880) For VCP Study
28 2035011 Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for VMware vCenter Single Sign-On in vSphere 5.1 (2035011) SSL Certificates
29 2035831 Troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign-On installations that fail with the error: Error 29114. Cannot connect to DB (2035831)
30 2042692 The vNetwork Distributed Switch configuration on some hosts differed from that of VMware vCenter Server (2042692) Network
31 2048466 Thin Provisioning Block Space Reclamation (VAAI UNMAP) does not work (2048466) Storage
32 2052334 Installing vCenter Server 5.5 best practices (2052334) vCenter
33 2053132 Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 best practices (2053132) vCenter
34 2053229 Deploying an OVF template on vSphere Web Client fails with the error: Couldn’t connect to the server (2053229)
35 2053758 Estimating the time required to consolidate snapshots for VMware ESX and VMware ESXi (2053758)
36 2057513 Using esxcli in vSphere 5.5 to reclaim VMFS deleted blocks on thin-provisioned LUNs (2057513) For VCP Study Storage
37 2058352 Methods for upgrading to ESXi 5.5 (2058352)
38 2058665 New features in VMware vSphere 5.5 (2058665)
39 2079620 vCenter Server access gets blocked after creating a Deny All rule in NSX Distributed Firewall (DFW) (2079620)
40 2091273 Supported host operating systems for VMware vCenter Server installation (including vCenter Update Manager and vRealize Orchestrator) (2091273)
41 2092228 Configuring syslog server for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x controllers (2092228)
42 2102041 Registering NSX Manager to vCenter Server or configuring the SSO Lookup Service fails (2102041) NSX Troubleshooting NSX
43 2108548 List of recommended topologies for VMware vSphere 6.0.x (2108548)
44 2109760 Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products (2109760)
45 2110293 Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 (2110293)
46 2126560 Understanding and troubleshooting High Availability (HA) on the NSX for vSphere 6.x Edge (2126560)
47 5850444 Migrating vCenter Server to a different host machine (5850444) used for vCenter Migration from 4.1 (Window 2003 64-bit) to 5.5 (Windows 2008 64-bit) vCenter
48 2122708 Understanding and troubleshooting NSX for vSphere 6.x Edge Load Balancer (2122708) NSX, vSphere6
49 2125437 Understanding and troubleshooting VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x Distributed Firewall (DFW) (2125437) NSX, vSphere6
50 2124894 Understanding and troubleshooting VXLAN Installation in NSX for vSphere 6.x (2124894) NSX, vSphere6
51 2125433 Understanding and troubleshooting VMware NSX Manager (2125433) NSX, vSphere6
52 2125767 Understanding and troubleshooting VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x Controllers (2125767) NSX, vSphere6
53 2126560 Understanding and troubleshooting High Availability (HA) on the NSX for vSphere 6.x Edge (2126560) NSX, vSphere6
54 2062108 Creating a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for SSL certificate creation in vSphere 5.x (2062108) vSphere 5.x
55 2129200 Before Upgrading VMware vCloud Network and Security 5.x to VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2 (2129200) NSX 6.2
56 2126275 Publishing Distributed Firewall (DFW) rules fails after referenced object is deleted in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1.x and 6.2.x (2126275) NSX 6.x
57 2117308 Networking issues with dvSwitch in ESXi 6.0: Unsupported address family (2117308) vSphere 6
58 2107948 Installing vCenter Server 6.0 best practices (2107948)
59 1012382 TCP and UDP Ports required to access VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi and ESX hosts, and other network components (1012382)
60 1005764 EVC and CPU Compatibility FAQ (1005764)
61 2116018 The Autodeploy TFTP service is unreachable on vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2116018) Auto Deploy: VCSA 6.0 TFTP server issue
62 2000988 Troubleshooting vSphere Auto Deploy (2000988) Auto Deploy
63 2100508 Toggling the vCenter Server Appliance 6.x default shell (2100508)
64 2020970 Unable to log in to VMware vCenter Server Appliance with the Use Windows session credentials option in the vSphere Client (2020970)
65 2106283 Required ports for vCenter Server 6.0 (2106283) Network Ports vCenter 6.0
66 1012382 TCP and UDP Ports required to access VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi and ESX hosts, and other network components (1012382) Network Ports
67 2110943 Upgrading from vSphere 5.x to 6.0 reports that the SSL certificates are not compatible (2110943)
68 2124709 Use of virtual accounts for services on a Windows vCenter Server 6.0 (2124709)
69 2083299 VXLAN datapath instance fails after upgrading to ESXi 5.5 (2083299) Issue resolved in NSX-v 6.2
70 1004048 Sample configuration of EtherChannel / Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) with ESXi/ESX and Cisco/HP switches (1004048)
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