Category: VMware

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

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

Using PowerCLI in the vSphere Web Client

There is a new tool available at VMware Labs website, that can integrate VMware PowerCLI with the vSphere Web Client, so you can make Reports or actions.  The tool/Plug-in can be found here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/poweractions-for-vsphere-web-client There are also a VMware Blog article about how to use this: http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/09/poweractions.html looks very Nice, can't wait to try it out. 

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By Allan Kjaer September 26, 2014 1

ESXi and Domain Controller HP BladeCenter time with NTP and time drift

I had a customer that just virtualized there last domain controller, this was the PDC, and this was configurered to use NTP: dk.pool.ntp.org, the same was the case for the ESXi hosts. But for some reason the time was drifting about 3-6 minutes every day. After some investigation where we could see that syncing the domain  controller manuelly…

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By Allan Kjaer September 18, 2014 0