CPU Scheduler The CPU Scheduler, as the name suggests, schedules the CPU. It schedules the virtual CPUs on the VM (vCPUs) on the physical CPUs on the host (pCPUs). The CPU Scheduler enforces a proportional-share algorithm for CPU usage across all virtual machines and VMkernel processes on the ESXi host. It enables support for symmetric
Auto Deploy is a useful capability of vSphere that prevents administrators having to manually install and configure tens or hundreds of ESXi hosts. It enables ESXi to boot, and if required, run in memory instead of having to go out and purchase hundreds of local hard disks or USB/SD cards for each server. You can
If you get this error message when enabling VCHA: Error: Failed to get management network information. verify if management interface (nic0) is configured correctly and is reachable There are a few things to check. First of all, is the hostname of the vCSA set correctly. Run the following commands through SSH to the vCSA appliance.
If you want to upgrade the network drivers within ESXi 5 follow these simple steps. First off you need the name of the vmnic that you want to upgrade. Run this to display a list of installed network adapters currently in use. # esxcfg-nics -l This will return something similar to below. You then need
The best way to add iSCSI storage is by utilizing dedicating NIC’s to iSCSI traffic, on dedicated VMkernel switches, with separate IP subnet address ranges and separate physical switches or VLAN’s. Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSwitch To enable Jumbo Frames on a vSwitch, change the MTU configuration for that vSwitch. It is best to start with a new
This guide is written with ESXi 4.1 update 1 in mind, however it will work with any update version from 3.5 onwards. First off you will require vSphere CLI, this is a free download available to everyone with a valid VMware login. If you don’t have one you can easily register for a new one.
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 upgrade-from-ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.build#-release.zip