An alert (and corresponding email) has been issued by the KeyControl service stating that free disk space is running low.
Freespace available on <KeyControl Server> has fallen below 2G. An upgrade to the storage for this system should be considered.
Locate the appliance within vSphere and increase the size of the hard disk.
Next, login to the web GUI of the appliance node in question and reboot the system. This restart should have no impact on the service as other node(s) in the cluster will automatically take over.
When the node reboots it will automatically expand the appropriate filesystem to make use of the space and an email alert is sent out confirming that the KeyControl storage pool has been resized.
See the HyTrust DataControl Audit Messages page for more information.
A quick note on an issue I spotted in VMware vSphere 6.5 when creating a new content Library. If the datastore being used for the new library contains a space in it’s name then the Create Content Library process fails. The error given is “The specified parameter was not correct: The provided storage backing xxxxx xx for library xxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxx is invalid.”. For example, if a second vSAN cluster has been created and the default name “vsanDatastore (1)” was used for the datastore.
Rename the target datastore to a name which does not contain a space then repeat the Content Library creation process.
This occurred in my environment running vSphere 6.5 (vCenter VCSA build 22.214.171.12400) and hasn’t been thoroughly tested for repeatability (at least by me).
When setting up a new vRealize Operations 6.6 environment (using the vRealize Operations Manager Initial Setup wizard) the password is not accepted despite apparently meeting the complexity requirements.
The criteria stated are that passwords must:
- Be at least eight characters long
- Be different from your username
- Contain lowercase, uppercase, numeric, and non-alphanumeric characters
It appears that full stop and question mark do not count as the “non-alphanumeric” characters required.
Choose another password which includes a different, acceptable, non-alphanumeric character such as the exclamation mark.
With VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 patching has become very straightforward and both the vCenter software and the underlying Photon OS can be updated using a simple GUI. This short run through covers patching a single VCSA where the VCSA High Availability has not been configured.
Login to the vCenter Server Appliance admin console at https://my-vcenter-name:5480/
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Select “Update” from the Navigator menu on the left hand side, and then choose “Check Repository” from the “Check Updates” drop down in the main panel. This will check the VMware website for any new patches.
A quick PowerCLI one liner to locate VMs with thick-provisioned disks attached.
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.StorageFormat -Contains "Thick"}