Tag Archives: VMWare

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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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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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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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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VMWare getting into boot menu on a lightning fast host machine.

Update your .vmx file and add: bios.bootDelay = "5000" this adds a 5000 ms (5 seconds) delay at boot time.Or add:bios.forceSetupOnce = "TRUE" to force VM to enter the BIOS setup at next boot.

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VMware v Sphere 4 available on 21 May

VMware vSphere 4 Delivers Unprecedented Efficiency, Control and Choice. VMware is pleased to announce the general availability for VMware vSphere 4 is 21 May 2009. VMware vSphere 4 extends the previous generation VMware platform – VMware Infrastructure 3 – along … Continue reading

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VMware vSphere 4 Has Arrived. Cloud Computing OS

Yesterday I have been watching the official launch off vSphere 4.  Well I can tell you this will be a giant step. VMware has worked together with a number of hardware vendors to make it work like it should do. … Continue reading

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