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vSphere “Operation failed, diagnostics report: A vmkernel nic for the connection point already exists.” when migrating vmkernel from vSwitch to dvSwitch (cisco Nexus 1000v)

When trying to migrate a ¬†vmkernel from a vSwitch to a Nexus 1000v switch I got the error: Operation failed, diagnostics report: A vmkernel nic for the connection point already exists. The problem was that I could not see this … Continue reading

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VMware: A general system error occurred: No connection could be mande because the target machine actively refused it.

I ran in to this error today in my vSphere environment when I tried to power on a virtual machine. Power On virtuel machine A general system error occurred: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused … Continue reading

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Running ESXi from SD cards

Benefits of running ESXi from SD Cards ESXi 5.1 got a very small footprint, less than 150 MB. This ¬†in the combination that ESXi does not write very much to disk makes it a great OS to boot from SD … Continue reading

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Vmware Update Manager fails to download patches from patch store

I ran in to this error when I sat up a new ESXi blade. “Host cannot download files from VMware vSphere Update Manager patch store. Check the network connectivity and firewall setup, and check esxupdate logs for details.”   It … Continue reading

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