You might want to check out the VMware KB Mobile Web App

This week VMware announced a Mobile Web app that allows for easy access to their KB or Knowledge Base content. The App is considered a Web App and is not a native app for any specific device, it’s written in HTML5 and currently supported on iPhone and Android devices. Once BlackBerry is able to support HTML5 it will work also. You can access the device just by going to this link.

The app will give you easy access to the following content.

  • Search the KnowledgeBase
  • Read the Support Insider Blog
  • Watch the @vmwarekb twitter feed
  • Watch VMware KBTV How to Videos

You can access the Mobile Web app by going to to this link.

About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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Failed HA configuration when adding vSphere host to cluster

Recently while setting up a new cluster on vSphere I had an issue with adding one of the hosts to the cluster. It would fail the HA configuration piece each time I would try. The host would join the cluster but HA would have a Red alarm for its failure. Nothing seemed to be wrong with the host, hardware or configuration. I would get the error listed below on each attempt.

cmd addnode failed for primary node: Internal AAM Error agent could not start

I found the following VMware KB article to help troubleshoot these types of errors. My issue ended up being an issue with the cluster that was created. I created a new cluster and moved my ESX Hosts and Virtual Machines over to it and the issue was gone. Before trying this route I had examined several of the options listed in the KB article.

About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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Windows 7 Virtual machines or tools stop responding

This is something that I had encountered when testing VM’s in our PoC for XenDesktop recently.  We could come back after a few hours and find the VM in a hung state or in sleep mode. The sleep mode symptom was a obvious sign of were to start looking. After playing with the power settings a few times and turning off all of the options the issues went away.

According to a new KB article from VMware this is more of a common problem. Stop by here for the original document.

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