Unable To Install SQLXML With vCenter Configutation Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2

When you try to install vCM on Server 2012 R2, you are unable to install SQLXML. SQLXML is a prerequisite to installing vCM on Server 2012, so this can be a problem. Also, if you download and install SQLXML manually, it doesn’t work. To fix this and install SQLXML on Server 2012 R2 (which then allows […]
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Sysinspectoidwmi Module Stopped – vCenter Configuration Manager on Server 2012 R2

When installing vCenter Configuration Manager on Server 2012 R2, you will find that you get an error saying that: The Sysinspectoidwmi module has stopped Or something along the lines of the Sysinspectoidwmi stopping. This is because vCenter Configuration Manager requires .Net 3.5 Framework to be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2, otherwise the Sysinspectoidwmi module […]
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How To Stop VMware vCenter 5.5 Crashing

There is an issue with VMware vCenter 5.5 that causes it to keep crashing. To stop vCenter 5.5 from crashing, increase the thread stack size to 1MB. To do this: Navigate to C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\ open vpxd.cfg for editing Change <ThreadStackSizeKb>512</ThreadStackSizeKb> to <ThreadStackSizeKb>1024</ThreadStackSizeKb> Save and close the file vCenter should then stop crashing after reboots.
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A General System Error Occurred: Authorize Exception – Vmware vSphere Client

When you try to log into vCenter 5.1, you get the following error: A general system error occurred: Authorize Exception This is typically related to SSO when logging on with a domain account. To fix this, try the following: Ensure that the vCenter server is connected to the domain Re-add the vCenter server to the […]
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How To Change The VMware vCenter Server IP Address

If you just change the IP address of the VMware vCenter Server, you will have issues with ESXi hosts disconnecting. To change the vCenter Server IP address without disconnections: Log into the vCenter with the vSphere Client Select the vCenter Click on Settings Click on General Click Edit Under Runtime Settings, change the IP address […]
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How To Migrate From vSphere 4 to vSphere 5

There are a number of different ways to migrate from vSphere 4 to vSphere 5. You could upgrade vCenter server to vSphere 5 then put your hosts into maintenance mode and upgrade your ESXi hosts to ESXi 5, but it’s almost just as easy to rebuild vSphere from scratch. Plus you get the benefit of having […]
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