Category Archives: Random

SPBM/PBM Issues after decommissioning PSC

In a previous post, I discussed potential topologies of vCenters in a SSO domain. In general I think I have gotten burned a lot from having multiple vCenters and PSCs in a single SSO domain, but when things are working it’s pretty nice to have a consolidated view. In my latest issue, I decided to… Read More »

Comparing Performance R5 vs R1 with and without Compression/Dedupe on All-Flash VSAN

I built a small 4-node all-flash VSAN for a specific use at my company. We didn’t need high performance, but we wanted the space efficiencies of dedupe/compression plus erasure encoding (in our R5). Note that FTT=1, I could have tested FTT=2 for R1 but not for R5 so I didn’t bother. Equipment: 4xDL380 Gen9 servers… Read More »

Smaller vCenter Log Bundles through dmp file cleanup

After upgrading one of my vCenters to 6.0u1 (and subsequently to 6.0u2), I noticed that the vCenter log bundles progressively grew larger and larger. So large that I could no longer upload them to sftpsite.vmware.com through the browser. I had to upload the logs via FTP (which would often timeout). I asked support if there… Read More »

Semi-Famous Code

I was making some random comments on twitter to other VMworld attendees and I got an odd reply: @ikiris Your name looks familiar. Do you have a blog with PowerCLI code on it? — Jason Boche (@jasonboche) September 2, 2016 Sure I have some PowerCLI code, not very much but there are a few nuggets.… Read More »

VMworld 2016: Post-Show thoughts

Now that VMworld is in the books, I want to reflect on how this show went for me personally and what vibe I got from it. VSAN is everywhere and is the jump-off point (and beach head) for everything else VMware VMware announced VMware Cloud Foundation (VSAN, NSX, SDDC Manager) as the way to host… Read More »

SQL Statements to resolve “VM Renamed Using PowerCLI Reverts to Original Name After vCenter Restart”

This is a follow-up to my last blog post. In the KB, VMware states that the issue is resolved in vCenter 6.0u2 but that if you still see the issue you will need to look at the database tables. My user informed today that the issue re-occurred after vCenter was patched over the weekend. I… Read More »