Very persistent NTP issues on VCSA and PSC appliances

May 11, 2017 Kim Bottu 0

For the 2 weeks I had been having very annoying NTP sync issues on some of my VCSA and PSC appliances in one of the datacenters. While my SSO domain and vCenter enhanced linked mode were for the most part working properly, it still bugged me that the NTP clocks on my PSC and VCSA in datacenter 1 were properly syncing with the NTP source (windows NTP source), but the NTP time on my PSC and VCSA in datacenter 2 were always off with somewhere between 3 to 7 minutes with the clocks of all my other appliances and Windows VM’s.  They did how ever sync properly with each other.  (For trouble shooting purposes, I pointed all appliances to a single NTP source in a single […]


May 15, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

Today I stumbled over an article written by Petr McAllister on the VMware TAM blog. It is a good read and for sure one of those articles you instantly recognize as an article to memorize for the VCAP6-DCV Design certification test. Platform Services Controller (PCS) and vCenter Server 6 Maximums “So the question was, “When we run a complex environment with multiple vCenter servers, vRealize Operations servers, vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, Site Recovery Manager and backup appliances, how can we fit all those solutions under the 10-solution limit?” Finding the correct answer was pretty straight forward; VMware has published a document called “Configuration Maximums vSphere 6.0,” and the information is right there. The document has very specific content on exactly what my […]