Category : Virtualisation

Virtual Machine configuration and maximums

Virtual machines are made up of the following files. vmname.vmx – Config file vmname.vmdk – Describes charateristics vmname-flat.vmdk – (hidden by default) Contains the data vmname.nvram – VM BIOS vmname.log – log file vmware#.log – VMware log file vmname.vswp – Virtual machine swap file on the ESX(i) host vmname.vmsd – snapshot descriptor file Limits per

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VMware NIC Trunking Design

Having read various books, articles, white papers and best practice guides I have found it difficult to find consistently good advice on vNetwork and physical switch teaming design so I thought I would write my own based on what I have tested and configured myself. To begin with I must say I am no networking

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Upgrade an ESXi 4.0 Host to 4.1 with the vihostupdate Utility

1. Check for a scratch partition in the Software Advanced Settings in the Configuration tab of the vSphere Client. If one doesn’t exist configure one and reboot the host before proceeding with the upgrade. (See here for more info) 2. Download and install the VMware vSphere command line interface. (vSphere CLI) 3. Download the

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Powerchute Network Shutdown – ESXi/vMA install

Powerchute Network Shutdown version 3.0.0 software for ESXi is now free when you purchase a network shutdown management card from the APC website. 1. Download VMA (vSphere Management Assistant) 1. Highlight VM Host> File> Deploy OVF Template> Browse to VMA Folder and Select the OVF> Next> Accept Licence> Next> Keep Default Disk Configuration> Next> Finish

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ESX upgrade guide using putty

01:On a Windows box, download the patch bundle directly from VMware. This will be .zip file. 02:On a Windows box with the vSphere client installed, download and install FastSCP. Create a folder called updates in the var file and copy the upgrade files into the Updates on the ESX host. 03::Obtain local console access, or

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vMA or virtual management assistant provides a way to manage a ESX(i) host or vCenter server through the command line. Remote commands are vicfg rather than esxcfg like on a local ESX host. Using vicfg allows you to manage ESXi hosts through the command line as direct console access is not available like on ESX.

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