Fixing the VMware Client Integration Plugins in Chrome 45

Chrome 45 sounds a bit like a weapon, and if you’re an NPAPI based plugin consider yourself shot. Earlier this month, version 45 was released which killed off all support for NPAPI plugins including the VMware Client Integration Plugin for vCenter… Continue Reading


vCenter 6 Performance charts service returned an invalid response

Performance overview charts are important to any vSphere admin’s life. I often use these as a starting point to troubleshoot contention issues, utilizing advanced charts after consulting the overview. It wasn’t long after upgrading our Windows vCenter server from 5.5 to 6.0… Continue Reading


Chrome 42 breaks the vSphere Web Client Integration Plugin

 Update provided below!     Google has been threatening to remove NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) support for some time now and they’ve tested the waters with version 42 by disabling it. Since the VMware Client Integration Plugin requires NPAPI, administrators now… Continue Reading


Removing Extents on VMware Spanned Datastores

Have you ever seen a datastore that’s larger than its underlying LUN? Recently, we’ve been working with another team of administrators to migrate some critical applications to VMware.  Because of the unique storage requirements around one application, we’ve ended up with many datastores to… Continue Reading