After installing or upgrading the environment to vsphere replication 6.5, VR appears to be missing from the web client.

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I recently came across a lot of users complaining they are not able to see vsphere replication tab after upgrading the environment to 6.5. Unregistering and re-registering the vsphere replication from the VAMI page did not seemed to be much helpful. So I was troubleshooting this issue on one of the customer’s environment and managed […]

SRM 6.x is installed using external Database, Services fail to start: Unable to start Site Recovery Manager Service.

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After a long time I encountered an error message which seemed to be quite interesting while troubleshooting under SRM. Customer installed an external sql database, created an sql user and configured the ODBC accordingly. Generally it’s recommended to provide the sysadmin privileges during installation. Once installation is completed we went ahead and removed the sysadmin […]

Installing vSphere Replication 6.5 using OVF Tool

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Before proceeding with installing VR via OVF Tool, Lets proceed installing the OVF tool in first place. 6.5 version is currently compatible with OVF 4.2.0. You can go ahead and download the OVF Tool via below link https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=614&downloadGroup=OVFTOOL420   This tool can be installed on any machine which has required access to the vCenter and […]

Upgrading the vCenter Server from 5.5 to 6.0 fails at the pre-checks with the error message “vCenter CA certificate not verified. Stopping”

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Recently I encountered an issue on one of the customer’s environment where customer was upgrading the environment from 5.5 to 6.0 and the pre-checks fails with the below error message as displayed in the screenshot.     The error looked pretty complex but the resolution seemed to be pretty simple.  During upgrade the vCenter was […]

Upgrade sequence when you have SRM/VR registered to vCenter Server 6.0.

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It is quite often whenever users upgrade the environment they do not follow the right sequence to upgrade wild card products such as SRM, vsphere replication and they further end up breaking the current environment. In this article we will discuss on points to be considered when upgrading your vCenter server to 6.5 where you […]

Performing A Test Recovery Fails With the Error “Unexpected error ‘3051’ when communicating with ESX or guest VM” under SRM 6.1.X environment

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Today I encountered an interesting issue in one of the customers environment. Customer was trying to perform a test recovery on one of the protected group.Test recovery failed with below mentioned error on multiple VM’s. ‘Unexpected error ‘3051’ when communicating with ESX or guest VM: The authorization type used was disabled in the guest operating system”  […]

Creating placeholder datastores under SRM 6.0 environment-part  4

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In the last article we have discussed on Network Mappings.This article let us proceed further configuring placeholder datastores. Placeholder datastores are essential since all the placeholder VM’s reside under this storage at the recovery site. You can configure local storage or either shared storage. The only factor would be these place holder datastores should be […]

Creating Folder mapping under SRM 6.0 environment-part 2

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In the previous article we discussed on configuring resource mappings . Today we would continue further with next configuration i.e folder mappings. Imagine we have 500 machines in the environment spanned across the vCenter . Using folder structure you can manage the virtual machine in a uniform manner. If we have multiple departments in a organization departments […]

vCenter server 6.0 service crashes due to postgres database filling up OS Partition.

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Today l encountered a very interesting issue with one of my customer who was quite not happy with his vCenter services being crashed frequently for last 24 hours. Customer was running on vCenter 6.0 environment with external PSC. Logged in to the vCenter to troubleshoot and found C drive was running out of space.Disk was […]