Category Archives: Esxi4

Hung VM on ESX4

Today I stumbled into a hung VM. Start using the GUI. If that does’t work use vmware-cmd to try and stop the VM.  If all else fails. Nothing left than the hard way. Start a putty session to the expected … Continue reading

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MetaLun EMC SAN and ESX 4 (vSphere)

 Expand the CLARiiON LUN on the ClaRiiON  storage system to the desired LUN size, issue a rescan at the ESX level. Sometimes you have to rescan again before your metalun will be shown.(I have to find out why) Your old … Continue reading

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Enable ssh on Esxi4

1. Press ALT-F1 to access the main console. 2. Type the word: unsupported. You will get the nice message: You have activated Tech Support Mode. The time and date of this activation have been sent to the system logs. Tech … Continue reading

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