Category Archives: VMWare

Recovering a deleted VMFS Datastore

Another simple little posting that has grown, it doesn’t cover every eventuality but it can eb a life saver. This one comes up a bit, someone has lost a VMFS Datastore from all their ESX servers, it was there yesterday … Continue reading

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VMFS Storage Design Notes

This post started as a simple note on an issue in a couple of client’s implementations and has grown from there.  It is not a complete and thorough covering, but it does have some starting points. I’ve done a couple … Continue reading

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Service Console Memory Starvation

I visited a client in November who was having a few issues with their Virtual Infrastructure.  One of the minor inconveniences they mentioned was that the VI client was timing out tasks a lot.  Sometimes this is due to WAN … Continue reading

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ESXi Host configuration script

I’ve been playing with ESXi a bit and wanted to put together an automated build of an ESXi host.  You’d think that this would be easier than automating the build of a full ESX server, but you’d be wrong.  The … Continue reading

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Relocating VUM Patch store

I’d been meaning to write this post for ages, then I found Scott Lowe had linked to Gabe’s Virtual World where Gabe posted an outline in January of how to relocate the VUM patch store. The patch store is a … Continue reading

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Questions from this week’s course

I’ve had a couple of questions about interesting issues from students in the Deploy Secure Analyse course I’m teaching in Sydney this week.  They’re interesting so I’ve decided to post them here as well as discussing them in the class. … Continue reading

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Customised ESX automated build boot CD

I mentioned in an earlier post that I like to make a small custom boot CD to launch unattended ESX server installs using network located install files.  I even promised to blog about the way I do that CD, well … Continue reading

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ESX server unattended install

This post was triggered by the VI3.5 Deploy Secure Analyse course I ran in Wellington last week, I realised at the end of the course that I hadn’t provided the guys with the template unattended file on the CD as … Continue reading

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VC 2.5 HA admission Control

I’d been meaning to write about the issues with “insufficient resources to satisfy configured failover levl”  in VC 2.5 environments for a while.  Those who’ve been on recent courses know the outline. Today I found a link to a … Continue reading

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