Filtering and Auditing within vRealize Log Insight

The article below describes one of the ways to implement vRealize Log Insight into an environment where a (security departments) syslog server is already available and where this server ideally only receives filtered events and auditing information around changes to the filters. Let’s start of by saying that with the introduction of ESXi6, VMware makes […]

New-DeployRule : Cannot process argument transformation

While doing some vSphere 6 Auto Deploy development I found out that when using PowerCLI 6.3 R1 (latest release when writing this article) and using the New-DeployRule command you will receive an error message stating: New-DeployRule : Cannot process argument transformation on parameter ‘Item’. Unsupported version URI urn:rbd1/3.0

Reset VMware Auto Deploy Database to default

One of the things that the VMware Auto Deploy Database contains is the ESX Images that are uploaded and related to the DeployRules that are created. For instance, if I add an ESXi Image to the software depot and create a new DeployRule using the following commands: Add-EsxSoftwareDepot “VMware-ESXi-6.0.0.update01-3380124.x86_64-Dell_Customized-offline-bundle-A04.zip” Get-EsxImageProfile | ft -autosize New-DeployRule -Name […]

The OVF package is invalid and cannot be deployed.

While deploying a random OVF image within vSphere I received the following error message: The provided network mapping between OVF networks and the system network is not supported by any host.

NSX bug while using Logical Switch as a Destination in the Edge Firewall

While working on a cool VMware NSX project we have discovered a bug within the Edge Firewall when using a “Logical Switch” as a “Destination”. Lets first start off with making troubleshooting easy and adding the “Rule Tag” and “Log” information to the Firewall view.

Creating a single bootable ISO with HP SPP and MSB

This blog post will guide you through the process of creating a single bootable ISO file which consists of the latest HP Service Pack for Proliant (SPP) ISO and an additional HP Maintenance Supplement Bundle (MSB) which is delivered in a ZIP format. Additionally you can add single “Firmware Supplemental Updates” as well. The HP […]

Unresponsive/BSOD VM’s on ESXi 5.1 and 5.5

Since a few days I got several customers complaining about unresponsive or blue screening VM’s (both Windows 2008 and 2012) on ESXi5.1 and 5.5 environments. Troubleshooting at the customer site pointed out that the vnetflt.sys driver was causing these issues. This driver is part of the vShield Endpoint components that are installed whenever you a) explicitly […]

Failed to attach filter ‘pxdacf_filter’

During a recent customer visit we had a testing environment available on where some VM’s couldn’t be powered on/vMotionned to some of the ESXi Hosts. The error message: An error was received from the ESX host while powering on VM xxxxx. Failed to start the virtual machine. Module DevicePowerOn power on failed. Unable to create virtual […]

Deep Security 9: Error on call to ‘getaddrinfo’ (DSVA)

During a recent Deep Security implementation we’ve experienced post-deployment issues with the Deep Security Virtual Appliances (DSVA’s). After Deployment of the DSVA’s you will get a “Communications Problem” reported from the Deep Security Manager. By the way, the Deployment of the DSVA within ESXi 5.5 has got a known issue of not working on the […]

Deploying DSVA on ESXi 5.5 fails.

This article describes the scenario where you will experience a timeout from vCenter while deploying the Trend Micro Deep Security Appliance 9.0 (DSVA) on an ESXi 5.5 Host. I got some information from Trend Micro about this issue, which  can simply be resolved by retrying the deployment. So what happens? The first time you try […]