Storage vMotion fails with Error 195887107

I was moving a virtual machine from one data store to another that I faced with the following error In the VMware documentation, it occurs on the virtual machines that have disks with the multi-writer attribute. While in my environment the virtual machine was not like this, after a bit of Google searching, I found a hint in one of the forums that said the error is related to disk size. Solution I added 1 GB of space to each disk of the virtual machine to re-size each disk by a factor of 1 MB and then I ran a storage vMotion…

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vRealize Log Insight – Windows and Linux Configuration

In the previous posts, I talked about how to install and set up Log Insight. Next, we configured the vSphere environment to send logs to Log Insight. In this post, I am going to talk about how to install the vRealize Log Insight agent on Linux and Windows operating systems to send their logs, and then customize logs so that the logs we need are sent to the Log Insight. The vRealize Log Insight agent collects events from log files and forwards them to a vRealize Log Insight server. This agent support Syslog and the vRealize Log Insight ingestion API and can be used with…

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Disable Time Synchronization for Windows Virtual Machine without Disabling VMware tools

In this article, I want to provide best practices for achieving accurate timekeeping with a domain controller or NTP server in Windows guest operating systems. This recommendation is based on my experience and VMware docs.In a typical domain environment, time is taken from the time server which is a domain controller (PDC Emulator), and while the time synchronization checkbox is unselected in the virtual machine configuration options but you may experience a time difference between the clients and NTP server when clients. As mentioned in this article, you may still have time problems in some situations, even when you have…

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SQL Server Backup With Data Domain using DDBoost

Data Domain is a purpose-built backup appliance used by many organizations to store backup data. The Data Domain appliance can be used as a Common Internet File System (CIFS)/Server Message Block (SMB) or Network File System (NFS) file share. Data Domain can also be integrated into various traditional backup applications. This makes it an excellent option for enterprises to use as a target for a wide range of backup applications. You can find more information about Data Domain in the following link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_EMC_Data_Domain EMC released Data Domain Boost for Microsoft Applications in the first half of 2014. This tool has…

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Replace Zerto Certificate By An ADCS Signed Certificate

After installing and configuring the Zerto Virtual Replication in the previous posts, now it is time to secure the Zerto portal in order to get rid of the red warning in the browser about the default self-signed certificate. In our environment, we utilize our internal CA (Active Directory Certificate Services or Windows PKI) in order to issue replacement certificates. Create a new file with the name zerto.cfg with the following contents and update the red items to reflect your organization and server details. Then download and install OpenSSL on your computer.https://www.openssl.org/source/ Copy zerto.cfg  to the directory of OpenSSL, for example, “C:\Program Files\OpenSSL-Win64\bin”,…

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vRealize Log Insight – vSphere Configuration

In this post we want to quickly configure vSphere to redirect logs to vRealize Log Insight. Now navigate to the web user interface of vRealize Log Insight. https:// log_insight-host/ Where log_insight-host is the IP address or host name of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance. Navigate to the Administration tab. From the vSphere Integration page, configure vRealize Log Insight to pull tasks, events, and alerts from vCenter Server instances, and to configure ESXi hosts to send syslog feeds to vRealize Log Insight. Provide information in order to collect events from the vCenter Server and logs from ESXi and verify you inputs by using TEST Connection. Collect vCenter Server events, tasks, and alarms: vCenter Server’s events,…

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vRealize Log Insight – Initial Configuration

In the previous post, we fully explained how to deploy vRealize Log Insight. After you deployed the vRealize Log Insight in your environment, you need to do some configuration before it becomes ready for collecting log . if you missed the last post, you can access it by the following link. Now navigate to the web user interface of vRealize Log Insight. https:// log_insight-host/ Where log_insight-host is the IP address or hostname of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance. Click Next and then Start New Deployment. Set the password for the Admin user and provide an email address for it and then click Save and Continue. Enter the…

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vRealize Log Insight – Deployment

In this series of articles, we want to talk about an efficient and reliable tool for collecting logs. A tool that can collect logs from virtual infrastructure, physical infrastructure, operating systems, and various devices and help us to gather and aggregate the logs to analyze them. Today, I want to introduce you to the famous VMware product in this field which is known as VMware vRealize Log Insight. vRealize Log Insight is a solution to provide intelligent log management for infrastructure and applications in any environment. This highly scalable log management solution provides intuitive, actionable dashboards, sophisticated analytics, and broad third-party…

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SQL Server On VMware – Best Practices

One of the problems in organizations that implement SQL Server on a virtual machine is the lack of recognition of the virtualization which leads to the non-optimal implementation of this service on the virtual structure and then causes them to face improper performance. In this post, I want to talk briefly about how to design and implement SQL Server in a virtual machine to run on vSphere.The following configuration and settings are base on personal experience and VMware best practices. vSphere Configuration Enable DRS functionality for a cluster hosting SQL Server workloads. Separate database cluster from other production clusters Configure…

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Zerto Virtual Replication – Reporting

In the last post, we describe how to test failover and now we will go through creating a report. If you missed the last post of this series checks the following link. Reporting Zerto Virtual Replication includes 7 types of reporting which are: Outbound Protection Over Time Protection Over Time by Site Recovery Reports Resources Report Usage VPG Performance Backup Report Log into the Zerto manager and the from Dashboard, click on the Reports. ِDefault report is Outbound Protection Over Time, which shows the information about how much data is actually being protected against the amount configured. You can change…

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