Building a lab – recurring issues

As I am preparing for an exam (VCAP Network Virtualization Deployment) is started a rebuild of my lab. During this process, I encountered several issues. With this post I keep track of all the issues and solutions. Keep in mind that I try to write them down in the order…

vCenter Update Manager gives error status 404 in IE 11

I was working in my home lab testing a migration of hosts from vCenter 6 (Windows) to the 6.7 VCSA. The steps outlined in the article “How to move ESXi/ESX host from one vCenter Server to another” (1004775) worked flawless but for some reason Update Manager didn’t work… I tried…

vCenter not using SMTP smarthost but DNS

The other day I had scheduled a task for a VM and I wanted to get an email notification about the status of that job. So I configured the notification. But the next morning I didn’t find a confirmation email in my inbox. Strange! So I checked the email settings…