VMworld 2010, Day One Thoughts

Day One I’ve really been trying to go over the events of day one at VMworld 2010 and it’s been a lot of information to digest.  There’s certainly a lot of cool technology and I’m not really sure I understand any of it well enough to really speak authoritatively and I’m actually Ok with that […]

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 […]