If you’re upgrading from an earlier version of VMware Horizon View to version 6.2 then you may see clients fail to log-in with error messages that follow similar verbage:
SSL session negotiation failed or The Zero Client may not be compatible with the host session negotiation cipher setting.
Continue reading Session Negotiation Failed – Horizon View 6.2
In this short article I will briefly go through the steps required to migrate your VMware Horizon View Composer database from an old server (ServerOld) to a new server (ServerNew). The assumption is that both databases run Microsoft SQL Server however the general idea stands.
Continue reading How to Migrate Horizon View Composer Database to a New Server
You reboot a VM and 2 hours later you realise there’s no network connectivity on that VM.
You try to open the Network and Sharing Center console but the window just hangs and everything seems to be chugging along very slowly.
I’ve experienced a number of different scenarios where network adapters go AWOL in a VM – usually caused by a guest (Windows Update) or VM hardware update. For the latter it is best practice to update the VMware Tools first before upgrading the hardware version.
Continue reading Troubleshooting a Broken Network Adapter in vSphere ESXi
ESXi acts as a really flexible and powerful monster of an operating system which can easily divvy up your server’s physical hardware in to virtualised components. These components can then be shared among tens of virtual machines depending on how you’ve set things up.
Although flexible and powerful, I could not find any straight forward back-up guides for backing up my virtual machines.
Snapshots are in no way shape or form back-ups so that is out of the question. I did take a look at copying the VMs out of the data store either through the vSphere client or SSH but that is a bit messy. Continue reading Backing Up an ESXi 5 Guest VM by Exporting to OVA/OVF Template