Importing a OVF exported from vCloud into VMware Workstation fails

We’re backing out of a vCloud provider and trying to drag our VMs back into our local vSphere cluster. I’ve used ovftool to export our VMs from vCloud into OVF templates. I then import the OVF into VMware Workstation 14 and from there drag/drop the VM into our vSphere cluster. There is likely a way … Read more

Datastores not listed after deploying VMware Replication Appliance

Just did a fresh deployment of the VRM 6.5.1 appliance into vCenter 6.5.1u1 which controls our vSphere 5.5 hosts. Installation and configuration went smoothly but when I went to setup a test replication for a VM I could not complete the setup because none of my datastores were being listed. A reboot of vCenter did … Read more

Networking randomly dies on a 2012 R2 vSphere VM

Strange issue. Simple solution. We had a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller sitting on vSphere 5.5 (2068190) which would randomly lose it’s network connection. When you logged into the system locally the network interface appeared to be up but you could not connect to anything outside of the VM. If I rebooted the VM … Read more