Upgrading SRM 6.x to 6.x.x, service fails with the error Details: “Failed to start service. VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager service failed to start. Check that all required Windows services are running”

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Hello People, These days I have been working more of under wild card products like Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication so you would find most of the blogs related to SRM and VR. I would like to share my recent experience with one of the customer where the upgrade from SRM 6.1.1 to 6.1.2 […]

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 […]

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 […]

vCenter Appliance fails to start with the error message “/dev/mapper/log_vg-log: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY: RUN fsck MANUALLY”

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Today I was working with one of the enterprise customer. Customer had a mass storage outage and environment was running on a vSAN. Once storage was back in stake customer went and powered on the vCenter server. vCenter failed to start up with error message “/dev/mapper/log_vg-log: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY: RUN fsck MANUALLY”   You can have […]