Category Archives: Installation

Upgrading VMware vCenter from v5.1 to v5.1 Update 1 Multi-Site SSO

I have recently upgraded a VMware vCenter 5.1 with Multi-Site Single Sign On from version 5.1 to version 5.1 update 1. This is the process I used and some observations. I upgrade one site completely first and left it running … Continue reading

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Repeating ADAM_VMwareVCMSDS Error Every Minute in Windows Active Directory Web Services Log

I have seen the following error repeat EVERY minute in the Windows Active Directory Web Services Log on Windows 2008 R2 Servers running VMware vCenter 4.1. “Active Directory Web Services encountered an error while reading the settings for the specified … Continue reading

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Installing vSphere 4 on IBM System x3650M2 via KVM Switch and IBM 17″ Rack Flat Panel Monitor

When installing vSphere 4 on an IBM System x3650M2 connected via a 2×8 Local Console Switch to the IBM 17″ Rack mounted Flat Panel Monitor the display could not be displayed on the screen using the Graphic Mode, I got … Continue reading

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vSphere 4 Partitions

The following partitions are recommended when installed ESX 4 /                ext3        5120MB                   swap      1600MB /home    ext3       2048MB /tmp       ext3       2048MB /var        ext3       4096MB /opt        ext3        2048MB Note that the installer will automatically also create the following but you do … Continue reading

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