Heads Up: OVF/OVA always deployed as Thick on VSAN when using vSphere Web Client

Just wanted to give folks a heads up on an issue that a colleague of mines recently identified when provisioning Virtual Appliances (OVF/OVA) onto a VSAN datastore when using the vSphere Web Client. He found that regardless of the VSAN Storage Policy that was selected, whether it is the default VSAN Storage Policy or a custom […]

Edit Virtual Hardware 10 VMs using vSphere 5.5 Update 2 C# Client

vSphere 5.5 Update 2 has just released and among the various bug fixes, one that stands out the most to me and I am sure everyone will be quite happy about (including myself) is the ability to now edit a Virtual Hardware 10 Virtual Machine using the legacy vSphere C# Client. Previously, if you tried […]

Quick Tip - Using the CLI to upgrade to a specific VM virtual hardware version in vSphere 5.5

For those of you who usually use the “legacy” vSphere C# Client to perform virtual machine virtual hardware upgrade (also known as Virtual Machine Compatibility) should know that the default behavior is to automatically upgrade to the latest supported version. This is usually not an issue, however with vSphere 5.5 if you do perform this […]

You no longer can install vSphere C# Client on Windows Domain Controller in vSphere 5.5

In the last couple of days I have noticed several folks comment on a new check that has been put in place in vSphere 5.5 which prevents a user from installing the vSphere C# Client onto a Windows Domain Controller system. If you try to install the vSphere C# Client on a Domain Controller system, […]

Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for the vSphere Web Client

After publishing an article about the vSphere Web Client Recent History Feature, I received question from a reader asking about the keyboard shortcuts that were available as part of the legacy vSphere C# Client. The reader really enjoyed these shortcuts as a way to quickly navigate between the various inventories and was wondering if similar […]