Can’t unmount an NFS datastore from a ESXi host

PROBLEM As part of a storage replacement programme, we had migrated all our VMs off the NFS datastore. When attempting to unmount the datastore from the host(s) we where given this error: Call “HostDatastoreSystem.RemoveDatastore” for object “datastoreSystem-122544” on vCenter Server “vcenterFQDN” failed. An unknown error has occurred. Checking the /var/log/vmkernel.log on the host we saw […]

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When trying to deploy an OVF using the web interface getting error: Client Integration Plug-in must be installed to enable OVF functionality

Problem: When trying to deploy an OVF using the web interface, you getting this error message below. Even when you have installed the client integration plugins it still doesn’t work. “Client Integration Plug-in must be installed to enable OVF functionality” Solution: 1. Uninstall any/all existing Vmware client integration plugins from: Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs 2. Restart […]

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VM won’t vMotion on Nutanix Cluster – Error: msg.vmk.status.VMK_BUSY

Had an issue where a VM would not migrate to another node within the Nutanix cluster, getting this error message after about 21%. To resolve this I used: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1031636 even though this is for version 4.x this worked for VMware 5.5. On the host under advanced settings change this setting: Migrate.VMotionResolveswaptype = 1 Change the […]

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