Category Archives: VMWare

Hyper-V & Vmware on the same box

It’ has been a while, last time a followed a training course from RES. Using a predefined VMware image. I did have the Hyper-V role enabled on my laptop. Installing VMware Player beside the Hyper-V results of course with a … Continue reading

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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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Export VM Workstation or Server to OVF

I use this tool for exporting VM’s to ESX4 server. Also I do use it for backup my VM’s, due to the compression technique it save’s a lot of space. (Before using it write down your network adapter settings as … 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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