Host Profiles – Number of ipv4 routes did not match

As we have setup a new cluster of four ESXi 6.5 hosts, we have extracted a host profile from one of the hosts that we have setup to my customer corporate standards. After applying that host profiles to the other three hosts, we were able to quickly resolove all non-compliant issues except one where it keep complaining: “Number of ipv4 routes did not match”.

There is a good KB article on this which can be found at: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2106112

We had two challenges with KB2106112 though, which I wanted to document to help others stumbling with the same issue as follow:

1- The KB state it is only covering up to vSphere 6.0, where our environment was vSphere 6.5 and the fix still apply

2- The KB only stated to look at the “defaultTcpipStack” Netstack Instance, where in our case it was more to do with the “VMotion” Netstack Instance. Exactly same resolution, but you need to apply it to the “VMotion” Netstack Instance.

As I have mentioned above, this can affect any of your Netstack Instances, so while I am demonstrating how to fix it for the “VMotion” Netstack Instance, you can follow exactly the same steps to fix it for other Netstack Instances include the “defaultcpipStack”.… Read More

Vote for the VMware CTO Ambassadors VMworld 2017 Submissions

As the VMware CTO Ambassadors program is made off just over 140 of the top VMware field talents, sessions submitted by this group are usually top notch and of great interest to our customers/partners. I wanted to collect all of these sessions in one spot to allows others in the community to recognize them and make sure my readers get a chance to review them and vote for them. Please take time to review them and vote for the ones you like!

Below is the list of the different sessions submitted by CTO Ambassadors ordered in the way received and not in anyway related to it’s greatness. There is a total of almost 50 sessions, so I am sure you will find at least few you like in the list below. Please be kind and vote for the ones you like.

Rate at least 5 of the below sessions, and leave your name in the comments area for a chance to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards sponsored by the VirtualizationTeam.com blog. Please note VMworld website now allow you to rate submissions and not just vote for it, so you can qualify by just rating submissions even if you don’t rate them highly, although I am sure you will find at least 5 sessions below that worth your 5 stars votes.… Read More

Software Defined Datacenter is a Game Changer

At VMworld, VMware will be blasting the world with its Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) story. While VMware is at the center of the Software Defined Datacenter story, the VMware Software Defined Datacenter offering could put VMware at the Center of the IT Universe. The Software Defined Datacenter story remind me a lot of VMware initial virtualization story, where it had disrupted & changed the IT world for ever.

It was funny how the world play it self again, as I remember how much resistance VMware had initially of the Servers hardware vendors who were so worried that this new way of Compute  (Virtualization) could make them irrelevant. The benefits of Virtualization was unstoppable that it spread like fire that other vendors had to try to book their seat as quickly as possible to benefit of this technology change as they can not resist it any more. The nice part of the story virtualization end up pushing all these hardware vendors to innovate which has benefited both customers as well the different hardware vendors.

I am already seeing things shaping up in the same way at the moment with SDDC, as it will not just reshape compute, but it will extend to network & storage.… Read More