Storage VMware VSAN vSphere

Announcing Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin 6.0 Patch 1

Announcing some important news for VSAN 6.0 users, especially those using the VSAN Health Check Plugin. If you are using the Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin version 6.0 (and if you use Virtual SAN 6.0, you definitely should be using it), there is a new patch now available. Note that this new Health Check plugin […]

VMware VSAN vSphere

ESXi 5.5 EP6 is now live. Important patch for VSAN users

I wouldn’t normally call out new patch releases in my blog, but this one has an important fix for Virtual SAN users. As per KB article 2102046, this patch addresses a known issue with clomd. The symptoms are as follows: Virtual machine operations on the Virtual SAN datastore might fail with an error message similar […]

Networking NFS Storage VMware vSphere

Heads Up! Patches now available for NFS APD Issue

Very quick update … Many readers will be aware of an ongoing issue with NFS in ESXi 5.5U1. My colleague, Duncan, wrote an article about it on his blog site recently entitled – Alert: vSphere 5.5 & NFS issue. Essentially, your NFS datastore may experience an APD (All Paths Down) condition. The issue is also […]


Heads Up! New Patches for VMFS heap

Many of you in the storage field will be aware of a limitation with the maximum amount of open files on a VMFS volume. It has been discussed extensively, with a blog articles on the vSphere blog by myself, but also articles by such luminaries as Jason Boche and Michael Webster. In a nutshell, ESXi […]