VMworld: How to Download all VMworld 2018 Europe Breakout sessions in.mp4 format

Greetings friends, VMworld 2018 in its version of Europe has already finished, and although I still write about the announcements and news announced or presented, today I bring you how to download all Breakout sessions of this VMworld 2018 Europe as I told you how to do it for the sessions of VMworld 2018 US.

GitHub project with all sessions

As every year, William Lam leaves us the GitHub repository with the necessary links to be able to undertake our objective. However, this year is different, because he added the links to the stream and to the .mp4 as well. One of the things I enjoy the most during the year is to be able to use the sessions when I go by subway, or if I have to fly somewhere, so I leave you the GitHub repository I have created and William's backup (since if you use William's you don't download the session names), with the sessions and their links to the.mp4 directly:

OPTION 1 - Using Firefox quantum and Download Star to download all sessions

If we use Firefox Quantum, we can use the extension called Download Star, which you can find here: We'll go to the GitHub project, click on the extension and select the following - Video - and click on the link icon at the bottom left, the videos to download will appear in green:

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XII (Native Telegraf Plugin for vSphere)

Greetings friends, today I bring you another one of those hidden gems that you like so much. In addition to being free and being able to display it in a few minutes, it has a potential that many commercial tools would like. Today we are about to create four fresh Grafana Dashboards within minutes, at the end of the blog, we can have some Dashboards (in plural friends) similar to these: vSphere Overview Dashboard

VMworld: How to Download all VMworld 2018 US Breakout sessions in.mp4 format

Greetings friends, VMworld 2018 in its American version is over, and although I'm still writing about the announcements and news announced or presented, today I bring you how to download all the Breakout sessions of this VMworld 2018.

GitHub project with all sessions

As every year, William Lam leaves us the GitHub repository with the necessary links to be able to undertake our objective. However, this year is different, because he added the links to the stream and to the .mp4 as well. One of the things I enjoy the most during the year is to be able to use the sessions when I go by subway, or if I have to fly somewhere, so I leave you the GitHub repository I have created and William's backup (since if you use William's you don't download the session names), with the sessions and their links to the.mp4 directly:

OPTION 1 - Using Firefox quantum and Download Star to download all sessions

If we use Firefox Quantum, we can use the extension called Download Star, which you can find here: We'll go to the GitHub project, click on the extension and select the following - Video - and click on the link icon at the bottom left, the videos to download will appear in green: We will select the sessions we want and click on the icon located at the top right where it indicates the number of downloads.

OPTION 2 - Using WaterFox and DownThemAll! to download all the sessions

The extension called DownThemAll! is one of the best Firefox extension that Firefox has had for years, unfortunately and since Firefox upgraded to Quantum, this extension is not available for the latest Firefox Releases, and I have not found any alternative, so I used the browser, which is a Firefox fork, WaterFox, which supports this plugin, we will download WaterFox from here: And the DownThemAll! extension once we have installed WaterFox from here:

VMware: How to solve [InstallationError] There was an error checking file system on altbootbank

Greetings friends, making several upgrades the other day I found the next error that breaks you in the morning if you are in a hurry and you are performing upgrades of ESXi, the error in question happened to me when I tried to update using an ESXi bundle:
[InstallationError]
 There was an error checking file system on altbootbank, please see log for detail.
 Please refer to the log file for more details.

Steps to troubleshoot the error easily

Fortunately the problem is solved in just a few seconds, the first thing we will have to do is check that the partition is OK and see the information of it:
vmkfstools -P /altbootbank/
This will return something similar to the following, be very attentive to the Partitions spanned part, as we will use this information later:
vfat-0.04 (Raw Major Version: 0) file system spanning 1 partitions.
File system label (if any): 
Mode: private
Capacity 261853184 (63929 file blocks * 4096), 87220224 (21294 blocks) avail, max supported file size 0
UUID: 2afcf7ef-53839aff-43f1-432714380654
Partitions spanned (on "disks"):
        naa.200049454505080f:5
Is Native Snapshot Capable: NO
The next command will be launched against the partition that has shown us the vmkfstools command:
dosfsck -a -w /dev/disks/naa.200049454505080f:5
Which will show us something like the next:
dosfsck 2.11, 12 Mar 2005, FAT32, LFN
/dev/disks/naa.200049454505080f:5: 212 files, 42635/63929 clusters
If we try to launch the ESXi update command again using the bundle, we won't have any more problems. I hope it serves you well.

VMware: How to deploy VMware VCSA 6.5.x on VMware Fusion 10

Greetings friends, on certain occasions it is highly recommended to deploy an instance of VCSA 6.5 in our lab outside of our Homelab, using tools such as VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion, so that we have our own VCSA VM on our computer, and we can play with it, apply patches, test new features, or even bring an entire nested environment. Congratulations, since VMware Fusion 10 and VMware Workstation 12, we natively support the deployment of VCSA 6.5 on these tools (without having to edit complicated files, or use Converter), let's go with the Blog.

Critical, vital, indispensable step - DNS, DNS and DNS

I have read in several articles, and lived in my own meats Castellanas, the failure to deploy VCSA 6.5. x in VMware Fusion without this step, it is indispensable to have a valid DNS entry for this new VM, and to have the PTR record also for the installation to be completed correctly:

Deploying VCSA 6.5. x on VMware Fusion 10 - in video

VMware: How to monitor your VCSA 6.5 using SNMP and PRTG Network Monitor

Greetings friends, as I have told you in previous posts, and surely you are seeing in all media, vCenter for Windows will be obsolete in the next version of VMware, which makes us start migrating to vCenter Server Appliance for Linux (VCSA 6.5). The new VCSA 6.5 comes with many enhancements such as HA, Backup, and very basic web monitoring to see CPU and RAM, I leave you some interesting articles: Without further delay, let's start the article, at the end we can have a Dashboard similar to this one using the always recommended PRTG Network Monitor:

VMware: How to download all the VMworld 2017 US and Europe sessions using youtube-dl

Greetings friends, the VMworld has just finished a few weeks ago and has left us many new features, you have all the information in Spanish about the VMworld here. Despite the detailed summaries and news that we can read on the Internet, one of the most interesting things about VMworld is undoubtedly the technical sessions, this year, like other years, William Lam leaves us links to all the sessions of both VMworld: Now, we have all the links, but what if we want to download the sessions in a global way to have them and visualize them comfortably when we want? That's what this Post is about:)

Quick overview, download and install youtube-dl

youtube-dl is a command line program to download videos from YouTube. com and some other sites. Requires Python interpreter (2.6,2.7 or 3.2+), and is not platform specific.

VMware: VMware announces vSphere 6.5 Update 1 – Time to upgrade our clusters!

Hello everyone, VMware announced the GA of vSphere 6.5 Update 1, the awaited version for some of the people in version 6.0 or for those in 6.5 with some bugs which this version fixes. Here you can find the most relevant links, the Release Notes and the Download Links, followed by a detailed what's new per each product: Release Notes Download Links