After going through multiple iterations of a upgrade strategy, largely related at the vSphere Server deployment, I believe I’ve finally settled on the implementation. A part of the reason for the design is that my company is potentially looking at significant growth over the upcoming two years and with the complexity of our virtualization environment […]
My life this year has been a project of implementing RecoverPoint and SRM. No, it really shouldn’t take all year but it’s been a hell of a year. My project has officially been declared complete, by me. I’ve been doing some extensive testing of SRM and integration with a few physical hosts all using EMC […]
Note: Finally upgraded to version 3.2 SP1 after my complaining about the snapshot consolidation bug… First, the admin account has been stripped of some privileges. This account no longer has the ability to manage bookmarking or image access. I personally see that as a good thing, now I can change the passwords my UNIX admins […]
I recall watching the Twitter stream as it occurred and have now just had the chance to use the research provided by Sean Clark. Although a different scenario the fix suited the situation. I had an issue with a non-responsive Windows Server 2003 VM, the admins were unable to get to the console and were […]
Changing the Service Console IP on ESX is well documented all over the internet. I see two different variants and I really like the one that requires less typing. First action, log into the console of the server, gain root access. Change the IP with the following command. `esxcfg-vswif -i <a.b.c.d> -n <e.f.g.h>` -i parameter […]
Looks like I’ve found yet another issues with the IBM HS21 blade, specifically the xm with the embedded USB flash module and ESX 3.5. I don’t believe I had any issue with 3.0 and think this all might have started when I applied firmware in 2008. I’ll try to get the exact firmware revision and […]
I wanted to start detailing my findings of my almost 8 month project of deploying SRM in my environment. As I started looking at the design of SRM I began to notice some issues with my current environment. In keeping in line with some in-house best practices we have multiple virtual machines spanning across multiple […]
Old, prostate old faithful that is. This has been too damn handy in my years running VI3. Taupo B2V Guide to VMware ESX Server 3.
It’s a bit old but I just found and read an article titled Memory Behavior when VM Limits are Set on vmguru.com. If you manage a virtual infrastructure, especially if you have other OS admins bouncing around in your sandbox, read it!
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