Time servers can be a pain. In this case, once completing a vCenter upgrade from 6.5 to 6.7, I noticed the time wasn't syncing. It took a bit to find where to update the NTP servers and enable the NTP service for vCenter. Here's how to do that: Log into vCenter and head to Menu > Administration > Deployment > System Configuration. Click on the LOGIN button for the vCenter you'd like to administer. This will take you to the Appliance settings. Log into the Appliance Head to … [Read more...] about Updating NTP Servers in vCenter 6.7
We were doing a routine upgrade of the SQL Database that's tied to the vCenter server and got a new error in Storage Views on a host. The error is below: This issue is pretty straight forward to correct. By default, Vmware ESXi 5.5.0's VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service uses the Local System as the account to manage the service. Unlike your VMware VirtualCenter Server, which probably uses a service account you created, the Local System is not equipped to start and manage the … [Read more...] about VMware vCenter – The Storage Service is not initialized. Please try again later.
vSphere Client Version: 4.0.0 vCenter Version: 4.0.0 TL:DR - Highlight your Cluster > Storage Views Tab > Reports button > Check the snapshot space. You can't. You can't just get a nice map or an overview of every snapshot listed for every VM. vSphere just doesn't have the capability to do that for you, no matter how convenient it would be for you. If you're doing anything like our ideal environment, we backup our VMs at a vmdk level using snapshot technology through VEEAM. It's … [Read more...] about VMware – how to see all snapshots taken using vSphere