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vSAN “Datastore does not match current VM policy”

Deploying new VM using vSAN policy will fail either with PBM error “No VASA Provider for schema namespace (VSAN) found”  or “Datastore does not match current VM policy”. Snapshot or backup task may also fail with error “Invalid virtual machine configuration. There are currently 0 usable fault domains. The operation requires 1 more usable fault […]

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Fix NSX-T/Edge from filesystem READ ONLY(RO) state

An issue at our NSX vSAN storage resulted in a corrupted state. Here are some steps you can take to attempt to revive the NSX-T Manager appliance back to life. BTW these steps also work for Edge Nodes. The issue starts with the appliance having file system in read only mode. After reboot you will […]

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Cluster Tasks fails with “namespace” error

You may experience issues where cluster task specially like putting the host in maintenance mode, deleting a cluster etc will fail with below error: 2020-12-21T12:43:56.848-08:00 info vpxd[10034] [Originator@6876 sub=MoHost opID=opId-18b14-105289-d9] WCP exitMaintenanceMode vAPI returns error: Error: –> com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.unauthenticated –> Messages: –><Unable to authenticate user> –> 2020-12-21T12:43:56.851-08:00 error vpxd[10034] [Originator@6876 sub=MoHost opID=opId-18b14-105289-d9] [Delete] Failed to […]

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HCX Network Extension HA

The High Availability feature for HCX Network Extension appliances was introduced in the version 4.3. This was a big deal, because if someone needed HA for their appliances that extend L2 networks (as this is a basic requirement for the resiliency) to the cloud and wanted to use VMware’s stack in particular, they had to […]

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How to silence vSAN Health checks

vSAN Health checks can be silenced through UI as well as RVC. Using both methods, we can silence the check and also restore any silent check. Through vSphere UI :- Through vCenter Ruby Console (RVC) :- RVC method uses the check IDs to silence or restore vSAN health checks. To list the status of all […]

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