VMworld Prep Thoughts

First, this is NOT a complaint. Understood? Now; Wow, too many sessions to actually grok.  I printed out the entire session list, got a beer, spread list out on bar table and poured through everything that looked interesting.  At some point I made the decision I had to either commit to nothing but the Desktop […]

VMworld 2010 Events

Tons of social networking events for tweeps and mere mortals are planned for VMworld, remedy see the VMworld 2010 Gatherings & Activities document for complete details.  This is a living document, frequently being updated.  Check often! Note; Yes, somehow the URL changed recently…

Social Media Contributors at VMworld 2010

Just discoverd that the social media contributors page has been put up for VMworld 2010.  Awesome stuff, follow it for all the dirt at VMworld! VMworld 2010 is going to be a whirlwind of technology and social activity. Let’s keep in touch! If you are going to VMworld 2010 in San Francisco and use social […]

Add VLAN tagging to COS and VMkernel portgroup

I had need to tag the service console and vmkernel portgroups well after the fact of building a bunch of ESX server.  It’s actually pretty easy to do.  Command is: esxcfg-vswitch -p <Portgroup Name> -v <VLAN ID> <vSwitch Name> `esxcfg-vswitch -p Service Console -v 999 vSwitch0` From there the easy way of change the VMkernel […]

vSphere Upgrade, Part III

Quick notes on the SRM 4.0 install, which was also pretty trivial save for a few key points.  I needed to take advantage of the Shared Recovery Site feature, well documented on VMware’s Knowledge Base article 1014640. The real short story on the install is to execute the installable via command line with a /V”CUSTOM_SETUP=1″ […]

vSphere Upgrade, Part II

First, there’s been a slight change in my design, I’ve moved vCenter services to a virtual machine. I found, during re-reads of the documentation, that Linked Mode is not supported in clustered vCenter Servers and being the lazy admin that I am I wanted that convenience. For now I just renamed my Update Manager server […]