Virtualisation from the trenches

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When using the Migration Assistant to Migrate from a Windows 5.5 vCenter to 6.5 VCSA, the migration assistant was failing to run on the Windows vCenter server.

It automatically saves the logs on the desktop. When viewing the logs, this part stood out:

During an upgrade from 5.5 to 6.5, update manager started to do the upgrade, but after the host rebooted, it would boot into the ESXi 6.5 installer, but then display About to install for 15 seconds, then flash an error message, and then go back to About to Install. Leaving it for a few hours didn’t make any difference, and I was unable to alt-F1 and log into the console, as when the error message flashed up, it would reset the login process.

Deploying vRNI 4.1 you might get an error: Insufficient capacity on each physical CPU.

Ovftool can be pretty awesome, but it can also be very difficult to use. I seem to have a love/hate relationship with it.

Here I will go over some common issues I have with the tool. I’ve only tested on the Windows version of ovftool.

With plenty of unfinished drafts growing, I thought I’d procrastinate even more by jumping on the static website bandwagon. I’ve migrated from Blogger to Hugo, and hosted on AWS with CloudFront. The process to migrate from Blogger to Hugo has been incredibly time consuming. Honestly I have no valid reason to change except for the fact that I’m curious to find out why many others seem to be migrating to static websites in droves.