Author: Allan Kjaer

VMware Workstation 11 Released

VMware Workstation 11 was released yesterday. What's New New Operating System Support Support has been added for the following guest operating systems: Windows 8.1 Update Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 10 Technical Preview (Experimental support) Ubuntu 14.10 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 CentOS 7 OpenSUSE 13.2 SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 VMware Hardware Version 11 Hardware…

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By Allan Kjaer December 2, 2014 0

VMware vCenter syslog Collector

I had a customer, where the vCenter server was running out of disk space, and i turned out to be, the vCenter syslog Collector log file that was growing rapidly, and had grown to +30 GB. The solution was to disable the debugging on the service in the configuration file: %PROGRAMDATA%\VMware\VMware Syslog Collector\vmconfig-syslog.xml -<debug> <level>0</level> </debug> Changed…

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By Allan Kjaer November 22, 2014 0

Veeam Availability Suite 8 Released

Yesterday Veeam released there newest version of there Veeam Backup and Replicator 8 and VeeamOne 8. Whats new: Failover Plans Replication from backup Backup IO Control Snapshot Hunter Integration to NetApp storage Explorer for AD Explorer for SQL End-to-end encryption Cloud Connect And Many more See the Veeam whats new guide here for more and details: http://veeampdf.s3.amazonaws.com/new/veeam_backup_8_whats_new_en.pdf and…

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By Allan Kjaer November 7, 2014 0

IBM x3650 M4 ESXi installation

Today I had to install ESXi on some IBM x3650 M4 thru IMM, i uses the IBM ESXi 5.5 U1 Customized image, but it ended up in an endless reboot, where it just reset under the boot of the installation image. It turned to be a problem with the boot order, that should stand in a particular…

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By Allan Kjaer October 29, 2014 2

New Fling from VMware

There is a new fling from VMware, this one is very nice for troubleshooting, ESXTOP for the vSphere Web Client. This includes the following features: Separate tabs for CPU, memory, network and disk performance statistics Flexible batch output Flexible counter selection Advanced data grid for displaying stats (sortable columns, expandable rows, etc.) Configurable refresh rate…

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By Allan Kjaer October 20, 2014 0

HP 3PAR StoreServ VMware Best Practice part 2

I have early blogged about that HP has changed there Best Practice for 3PAR StoreServ, and there i gave the command for changing this on every server https://www.virtual-allan.com/category/hpe/hpe-3par-storeserv, This is nok efficient if you have alot of hosts, so here is the PowerCLI way for changing this on multiple hosts. If you are not using SIOC, then…

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By Allan Kjaer October 17, 2014 0

Announcement at VMworld in Barcalona

There have been a number of annoncement at VMword in Barcelona. EVO:RAIL now also delivered from HP and HDS vRealize Automation 6.2 (former vCAC) link to more information: http://www.vladan.fr vRealize Operations 6.0 (former vCOps) link to more information: http://blogs.vmware.com another link: http://www.vladan.fr/vrealize-operation-management-6-0/ ´╗┐vRealize Operations Management Packs link to more information: http://www.vladan.fr/vrealize-operations-management-packs/ vRealize Log insight 2.5 (former VMware vCenter Log Insight) link to more…

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By Allan Kjaer October 14, 2014 0

vSphere Web Client Short cuts

Today I was looking thru som Tweets and so one about a short cut in the vSphere Web Client and wanted to summaries some of the things i found over time: This Screenshot is from a Article by William Lam. Keyboard Combination Action Ctrl+Alt+s Quick Search Ctrl+Alt+Home OR Ctrl+Alt+1 Home Screen Ctrl+Alt+2 Virtual Infrastructure Inventory…

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By Allan Kjaer October 8, 2014 0

How to disable VMware HA Datastore Heartbeat

I Was asked today how to disable Datastore Heartbeat in a VMware HA cluster. My first response was that this was not possible, but it turns out that there is a workaround. Duncan Epping published a Blog last year about it: http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/02/25/how-to-disable-datastore-heartbeating/ But i agree with the comment in the blog, that this is nothing you should do in production.

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By Allan Kjaer October 1, 2014 0

VMware and Shell Shock Vulnerability

The Shell Shock Vulnerability was published on the September 24, 2014, but is an old problem that have existed a long time, but has note been fixed proberly. For VMware products the ESXi 4.x and 5.x is not affected put ESX 4.x and old unsupported versions is affected. VMware provide many of there solutions as Virtual…

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By Allan Kjaer September 29, 2014 0