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Category Archives: VMware

Troubleshooting VMware lost access to volume errors

Recently we have been seeing heaps of these types of errors fill up our VMware ESXi logs: 2015-07-02T02:00:11.282Z cpu10:36273)HBX: 2832: Waiting for timed out [HB state abcdef02 offset 3444736 gen 549 stampUS 115704005679 uuid 5592d754-21d7d8a7-0a7e-a0369f519998 jrnl drv 14.60] on vol ‘example datastore’ And in VCenter task / events for host: Lost access to volume 5592d754-21d7d8a7-0a7e-a0369f519998 […]

Renaming a vSwitch in VMWare ESXi

At the ESX Console, log in and hit Alt-F1 then type unsupported and hit Enter. You won’t see the word “unsupported” appear as you type it but upon hitting Enter, you’ll be prompted for the root password. Type it in and hit Enter. You be presented with the ESXi command prompt. The default text editor […]

Configure iSCSI Port Binding using ESXCLI

1. Enable SSH console from the management settings > troubleshooting options on the ESXi console. 2. Bring up the CLI console with alt + f1. 3. Enter the following commands to bind the VMKernel port(s) to the software iSCSI adapter (ESXi 6.7). ~ # esxcli iscsi networkportal add –nic vmk1 –adapter vmhba64 ~ # esxcli […]