Runecast 3.0 requires elevated privileges for HCL checks

A couple of days ago Runecast Analyzer has been upgraded to version 3.0.0. With that upgrade a very important beta-feature became GA: HW Compatibility and Upgrade Simulator.

I used to run the Runecast service account with readonly privileges. It has been sufficient up to version 2.7.x. Even the hardware compatibility check (beta) did work with readonly privileges. After upgrading my appliance to version 3.0.0 (GA), I found a notification. Missing privileges..

Once you open host details and click on I/O devices tab, there’s further information.

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Book Giveaway vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive

Within the next four weeks in March and April 2019 VMware will give away multiple copies of vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive by Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping as eBook or signed paperback.


Unfortunately the eBook giveaway is for US residents only, because it’s only available via US Kindle Store. Just fill in the Google-Form and tell them why you’re a vSAN Fan. They will give away 300 eBooks.

Signed paperback

To win a signed paperback you need to follow VMware vSAN on Twitter. Once a week thee will be random happy hours. During happy hours you need to tweet with hashtag #vSANFan to enter the drawing.