vGPU hot migration is not enabled - VMware 6.7U1

If you receive the following error when trying to vMotion a vGPU enabled virtual machine on VMware 6.7U1, simply enable the option below within the vCenter Server advanced settings.   For more info see - https://docs.vmware…
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VMware VM fails to load NVIDIA vGPU P40 with more than 32GB RAM

When booting a VM configured with equal to or more than 32GB RAM, it will fail to load the vGPU. Note the VM will boot unto 52% and often get stuck. In order to use more than 32GB of RAM use the configuration parameter within the VM’s…

VCSA 6.0 > 6.5 upgrade error - VUM migration

Quick post, came across the following error when trying to upgrade from 6.0 > 6.5; Check that VMware vCenter Server at 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx' is up and running, and that the credentials are valid". To resolve this issue try the following; …
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VMware Horizon 7 version 7.5 is GA

Good to see VMware Horizon 7 version 7.5 is GA, several new features and enhancements within this release, categories below! Horizon Connection Server Horizon Agent for Linux Horizon Agent Horizon GPO Bundle Horizon Client …
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So What's New in VMware vSphere 6.7?

vSphere 6.7 has been officially released which is great, we've been running on 6.5 for a while now! I've listed out some highlights that interested me in this release. Upgrades First thing to check out the VMware HCL, VMware appears to…

ESXi 5.5 > 6.5 upgrade fails with an error “Permission denied“

Just a quick post; While upgrading ESXi from 5.5 to 6.5 I came across the following error; This error is caused due to ESXi creating a partition labelled number 2 of partition ID ‘fc‘ (coredump) when ESXi doesn’t detect a harddisk…
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VMware vSAN 6.7 has landed!

I'm a big advocate of VMware vSAN and 6.7 is a massive release, VMware have added some much needed features! A quick overview below. HTML5 User Interface An interface which allowed full vSAN management with the familiarity of other VMware…
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VMware VM fails to load NVIDIA vGPU with more than 32GB RAM

When booting a VM configured with equal to or more than 32GB RAM, it will often fail to load the vGPU. The VM will load in VMware SVGA mode. Note the vGPU will be present in Windows Device Manager with a warning sign, the error will be as…
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Black screen on vGPU using VMware Horizon?

You may experience a black screen when trying to connect to a VDI when using a vGPU. The issue is more apparent when using multiple monitor or high resolution displays. To correct this issue you need to allocate the VDI/VM with more video…
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VMware vSAN 6.5 - 2 Node with Direct Connect

VMware vSAN 6.5  now supports two vSAN data nodes directly connected using one or more crossover cables. This is useful for clients with no 10GbE switching! In order for this to work a Witness VMkernel needs to run on an interface that…

Horizon 7.1 > 7.3.1 Upgrade Issue

Had a strange issue raised after a client upgraded from Horizon 7.1 to 7.3.1, where thin terminals were reporting the following error "You cannot access your applications or desktops". After some research it appears the default behaviour was…
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VMware Network Issue - ESXi 6.5 Dell R730 with Intel X710 VLAN

I recently deployed some Dell R730 servers with the Dell customised ESXi ISO and had a rather odd networking issue once VLANs were being tagged in the VMware platform; Network connectivity was only working at a layer 2 Unable to ping…