Where are vCenter Advanced Settings saved?

Recently, we had to prove to a customer that the vCenter advanced settings that we were seeing on the html5 client was not cached in the browser(long story) So where are vCenter advanced settings saved? All advanced settings are saved in the VPX_PARAMETER table in the vCenter DB. If you’re using vCenter Server appliance,  Connect to the vCenter Server DB:  /opt/vmware/vpostgres/current/bin/psql -d VCDB -U postgres List the contents of the VPX_PARAMETER table select \* from VPX\_PARAMETER;

May 20, 2021 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

How is percentage entitled resource delivered calculated in vSphere DRS?

In the DRS Resource Distribution Chart, CPU utilization is displayed on a per virtual machine basis, grouped by host. The chart shows information for each virtual machine as a colored box, which symbolizes the percentage of entitled resources that are delivered to it. If the virtual machine is receiving its entitlement, this box should be green. If you hold the pointer over the box for a virtual machine, its utilization information (Consumed versus Entitlement) is displayed....

December 17, 2015 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

Restrict AD access to the vSphere Management Assistant

When vMA is added to active directory, be default, all users will be able to login to the appliance. In order to restrict the login to certain users or groups, we need to manually edit the Likewise configuration file located in /etc/likewise/lsassd.conf Look for the following section, uncomment “require-membership-of” and provide a comma seperated list of users, groups and sid’s that you would like to restrict access to. # Allow only the following users and groups...

June 10, 2015 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone verbose logging

There are three components to vCenter Converter - The Server, Agent and the Worker In order to enable verbose logging on each of the components, backup and edit the below files at: %programdata%\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\ converter-agent.xml converter-server.xml converter-worker.xml In each file change the log level from “info” to “verbose” under the following element <log> ... <level>info</level> </log> Restart the converter services to apply the above changes.

November 5, 2014 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

What is VOD?

VOD or VPX operational dashboard was introduced in vCenter Server 2.0.1 as a debugging/troubleshooting tool integrated with vCenter Server. It displays a dashboard of the Virtual Center runtime state and some internal statistics. This was not publicly announced but was used by VMware personnel for troubleshooting. It still exists today in the vCenter Server 5.5. VOD also saves all of the runtime statistics periodically into the vpxd-profiler.log or profiler.log and is enabled by default....

August 25, 2014 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni