Fixing the Famous 503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to Endpoint) Error When Trying to Connect to vCenter Web Portal

If you are using VMware’s vCenter to manage your virtualization environment, the chances that you encounter this famous 503 Service Unavailable message are pretty high. 503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x00007fd8c00155b0] _serverNamespace = / action = Allow _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/vpxd-webserver-pipe) Most of the time, a restart would get you going again. But today, a simple restart won’t cut […]

The VMware vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption Whitepaper

VMware vSphere virtual machine encryption (VM encryption) is a feature introduced in vSphere 6.5 to enable the encryption of virtual machines. VM encryption provides security to VMDK data by encrypting I/Os from a virtual machine (which has the VM encryption feature enabled) before it gets stored in the VMDK. Concerning about the performance impact that might be? Check out the VM […]

Free Virtualization Tool: RVTools

RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i, VirtualCenter 4.x, ESX Server 4.x, VirtualCenter 5.0, VirtualCenter Appliance, ESX Server 5.0, VirtualCenter 5.1, ESX Server 5.1,VirtualCenter 5.5, ESX Server 5.5, VirtualCenter 6.0 and ESX Server 6.0. RVTools […]