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Meet us at VMworld 2018 US!

VMworld 2018 US is just around the corner! It will take place in Las Vegas, August 26 - 30. This is our favourite place to meet you - our customers, partners, contributors and fans. We will have our traditional red carpet (literally) laid out for you. Come meet us at booth 2835, right next to the IoT pavilion.

Attending VMworld Las Vegas: 5 Quick Tips to Maximize Your Experience

VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas is just around the corner. It is a huge event and you can experience it in many different ways. Take a look at these 5 tips that will help you maximize your experience as an attendee.

How to Troubleshoot VMware NSX

If you are reading this you have had or, worse, are having issues with your VMware NSX-V and are looking for solutions and troubleshooting best practices.

KB55845: hostd Crashing When VDS is Connected to 4 or More pNICs

The hostd process of your ESXi 5.5 or 6.0 hosts may start crashing repeatedly if you configure a VDS (virtual distributed switch) with 4 or more physical NICs. The problem is documented in VMware KB55845.

Using Small Magnetic Disks for vSAN Might Result in VM Failures

If you have small hard drives (smaller than 255 gb), and you use them for vSAN capacity drives, you might be affected by KB2080503.

End of General Support for NSX-v 6.2

NSX for vSphere 6.2 was released on 20th of August 2015. It follows the Application Platform lifecycle policy which ensures 3 years of General Support and additional 1 year Technical Guidance. Based on the Product Lifecycle Matrix that means that General Support will end on August 20, 2018 and Technical Guidance will end on August 20, 2019.

KB2151749 - ESXi Host Fails With PSOD After Upgrading to 6.5

Sometimes the upgrades pose problems...

How to be DISA STIG-compliant with Runecast Analyzer

The number of STIG policies is large and still continues to grow. Each STIG contains thousands of checks. Their complexity and description vary a lot, which makes compliance reporting a very difficult task.

Runecast Analyzer v1.8 General Announcement

Runecast Solutions is thrilled to announce the General Availability of Runecast Analyzer v1.8. This major update brings support for VMware’s NSX-V product. We had significant feedback from our user base who wanted to see NSX vSphere (NSX-V) incorporated within the Analyzer.

Top 5 PSOD Causes

One of the most severe issues for VMware environments is the Purple Screen of Death (PSOD). When this happens your ESXi host “dies” and with it all the VMs and services running on it. Most VMware admins have experienced it at least once and know that the troubleshooting process will almost certainly land on you and will be resolved through finding the relevant VMware Knowledge Base(KB) article. 

IPv6 Disabled Causes ESXi 6.5 and ESXi 6.7 to Fail with PSOD

If you are running ESXi 6.5 with IPv6 disabled, you are at risk of a host failure with PSOD.

How To Deal With PSOD - The Purple Screen of Death

Everything you need to know about PSOD.

What’s New in Runecast Analyzer vRO Plugin Version 1.0.2

These new capabilities of the Runecast Plugin for vRO make it much easier for vSphere administrators to automate remediation tasks, and remove the need for developing lots of custom code.

NSX 6.4 Custom Dashboard Widget - Part 2

In this post I’ll go through how you can create a widget with drilldown.

KB2149592 - ESXi IO Connectivity Issues or PSOD with VT-d Interrupt Remapper Disabled

What is VT-d remapper and which issues are related to it?

Runecast Analyzer NSX-V Beta Ready for Testing

Runecast is excited to share the first public beta version of the Analyzer software, this time with support for VMware's NSX-V product.

Automating PCI DSS v3.2.1 in VMware Virtual Data Centers: Part 1 - Vulnerability Management

The Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS v3.2.1) has recently been updated (May 2018). The standard is crucial for averting breaches and credit card fraud, so preventing serious damages for businesses and customers.

SolarWinds VMAN Integrates with Runecast

Once integrated, the solution offers predictive issue detection together with detailed configuration, best practices, and security analysis. Admins are presented with easy ‘how-to’ guides to prevent all the issues.

Announcing Runecast Analyzer 1.7.5

Today we are excited to share that Runecast is announcing Runecast Analyzer 1.7.5, a patent pending proactive VMware vSphere management solution. The release brings full support of the automated knowledge base and best practice checks for the recently released vSphere 6.7.

NSX 6.4 Custom Dashboard Widget

NSX for vSphere 6.4 was released a few months back (January 16, 2018) bringing many improvements. One of which is a new NSX default homepage, known as Dashboard.

How to Fix Spectre and Meltdown in VMware vSphere

Spectre and Meltdown are security vulnerabilities that are now familiar to the VMware community.

March UserCons and VMUG Meetings

In less than two weeks our engineers traveled to three different continents.

Runecast Analyzer Release v1.7.1

This release brings "Knowledge Definition" updates (a slick mechanism enabling rapid updates for all new/updated vSphere and vSAN knowledge). Previously, users updated the virtual appliance with each new release (including knowledge definitions) meaning a slower release cycle for updates.

Five Star Product Ranking from a VMware vExpert Aruna Lakmal

Runecast Analyzer review and comparison against VMware Skyline service