Category Archives: Esx4

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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PowerShell Revert to snapshot

For our test environment we need to rollback to a snapshot(default) every evening. I don’t like to do that by hand so lets create a script.The second point it has to be run as a scheduled task and I don’t … Continue reading

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PowerShell Show VM having snapshots

By default a param minus 30 days. Save it to a *.ps1 file and it ready to use. param ($Age = 30) Connect-VIServer localhost$vm = Get-VM$snapshots = Get-Snapshot -VM $vmWrite-Host -ForegroundColor Red “Old snapshots found:”foreach    ($snap in $snapshots) {    if … Continue reading

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Commit and remove snapshots on ESX4

To commit and remove snapshots you need to have enough freespace (vmdk + “-delta”.vmdk) First create a snapshot after the latest changes. After that has been done you can delete the other one’s using the gui or commandline. To commit … Continue reading

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ESX4 backup using Backup Exec 12.5

After struggling with this error “e0009558 – Cannot find the VMware Converter. Please install the VMware Converter. For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-38232” This while version “VMware-converter-4.0.0-146302” is up and running on vcb proxy server and … Continue reading

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Web access in ESX4 (vSphere)

After a default installation you will probably receive a 503 Error. Check if the service is running “service vmware-webAccess status”If not “service vmware-webAccess start“.To start it automatic after a reboot “chkconfig –level 345 vmware-webAccess on“

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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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Using a Qlogic QLE220 HBA with ESX 4

After installing ESX4, we see that the HBA is not recognized. Put the server in maintenance mode. To get it working you have to modify your qla2xxx.xml file. So login to your ESX4 server using putty and change to /etc/vmware/pciid … Continue reading

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Update ESX4 using the commandline.

Just starting to update a esx4 server using the commandline. I downloaded from VMWare the update I needed. Started putty and did a copy of the downloaded zip file to the local storage. Then run: esxupdate check –bundle ESX400-200906001.zip esxupdate … Continue reading

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