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.
If you’ve ever had the task to upgrade a number of ESXi servers, you’ll know that it’s a hell lot of work to be done even before you can upgrade the first host. Is the host still on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)? Are my PCIe cards (NIC, HBA, SCSI-controller) still supported? Does the current firmware match the future driver?
Finding answers all of these questions might take hours of research. Especially if you have non-uniform clusters.
Runecast got you covered
We have good news for those of you who already use Runecast-Analyzer to scan their cluster against KB issues. The latest beta (2.7.0) of the HW compatibility tool can now simulate host upgrades. Wow cool is that!
Fully automated VMware HCL checks in Runecast Analyzer
Runecast opened a beta testing program for early adopters to try their latest feature. In a future release of Runecast Analyzer users will not only be able to scan their environment against VMware KB issues, but also to check their hardware against VMware hardware compatibility list (HCL).
I’ve been talking a lot with the Runecast team about this ‘missing’ feature. Now I’m lucky to be one of the beta testers and can get a glimpse to the future. 🙂
Getting information about software and configuration issues in your vSphere cluster is priceless. But what about hardware?
Runecast Solutions was founded in 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic by former IBM employees Stanimir Markov, Aylin Sali, Ionut Radu, Constantin Ivanov, Cedomir Smokovic and Marek Ďuriš.
Today the company is headqueartered in London, UK with several offices all over the world and the constantly growing number of employees.
Runecast is an innovative provider of patent pending actionable predictive analytics for VMware vSphere environments. Runecast Analyzer provides software-defined expertise to mitigate service outages, increase security and compliance and reduce time in troubleshooting. Runecast Analyzer is deployed in VMware environments across the globe within enterprise and SME customers. For more information visit www.runecast.com.