How to Create SOAP Trace Logs to Troubleshoot PowerCLI Errors

Ugh! That’s my first reaction to seeing a failure from PowerCLI when I’m running through a workflow with PowerShell, however, I recently learned the process of creating a SOAP trace log to better troubleshoot failures in PowerShell when using PowerCLI. Based off of prior experience, nine times out of ten the error messaging is not […]

FlashArray Replication, vVols and SRM 8.3 – Test Failover

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) and FlashArray based replication will now be supported with Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 8.3! Along with the ability to leverage the API calls for SPBM Failover and Reverse operations for vVols with PowerCLI or vRO, SRM will now support the SRM recovery workflows with vVols and array based replication.

Too Many Authentication Failures when trying to ssh to SRM

With the release of the Photon based SRM server there were bound to be some issues pop up. One of these has to do with the sshd service and configuration. What’s the issue? Specifically the issue is with the MaxAuthTries option in the sshd.config, in which I found that it’s commented out. What does that […]

vSphere HA Failed to Create a Configuration VVol

One of the more confusing errors when getting started with implementing vSphere Virtual Volumes is the vSphere HA failed to create a configuration VVol for this Datastore. This error can be symptom of a larger connectivity and access issue with the VVol Storage Container, but more often the issue lies in vSphere HA attempting to […]

What happens when I rename a Virtual Volume on the FlashArray?

One of the common questions I’m asked with regards to VVols on Pure Storage is “Can I rename the Data Volume on the FlashArray? If I do, what happens?”. Now, why would you want to rename the volume on the array? When Virtual Volumes are provisioned on the FlashArray they are given a “hash” that […]