Tag Info

New answers tagged

1

Try and see. What else can you do? You can't let the snapshot run forever. And you're going to have to consolidate the disk files at some point.


0

If vSphere client is installed to Windows XP or 2003 then it could be a known problem with ciphers. A solution described here and here boils down to Enabling SSH access from ESXi console: F2 → Troubleshooting Options → Enable SSH From SSH session edit /etc/vmware/rhttpproxy/config.xml and insert <cipherList>ALL</cipherList> into ...


1

If you enable ssh on the esxi server then you can scp the files off into an attached vmdk either using winpe or another suitable bootdisc.


1

According to the documentation, the -Location parameter for New-VM expects an object of type Folder. If you're passing in a path string, then it's not going to work. You'd need to use Get-Folder, with either the folder ID (Get-Folder -ID Folder-group-v30070), or the name of the folder itself (Get-Folder destfolder) to store the Folder object and then pass ...


3

You don't really install nagios-tools on an ESXi host. The only thing you actually install are hardware specific VIBs that allow monitoring of the hardware itself. What VIB you need to install depends on the hardware, usually you can get them from the manufacturer. If you installed the ESXi using an image from the manufacturer the VIBs are usually already ...


1

It is better to use snmp with supported OIDS, better than nrpe and custom scripts, which you need to porting into the system. You can find howto enable snmpd server on vmware site/google. Something like this: esxcli system snmp set --communities YOUR_STRING esxcli system snmp set --enable true esxcli network firewall ruleset set --ruleset-id snmp ...


0

Yes, this is perfectly safe. If you created the snapshot while the VM was powered off even revertig to the snapshot should be no problem. I wouldn't want to try reverting to a snapshot that was created while the VM was powered off though, those are never really clean. Operations like this are exactly what snapshots are for.


3

ESXi should automatically pick up any existing datastores if you do a rescan on the controllers - the rescan all... button: A more detailed instruction can be found in the vmware knowledgebase


2

Did you try the "No access" role on "SUB-Folder"? That should override the permissions propagated from "Top-Folder" with, well, no access at all. edit: "Use the No Access role to mask specific areas of the hierarchy if you do not want for certain users or groups to have access. Best Practices for Roles and Permissions


1

If you shut everything down, then take snapshots of everything as they are shutdown, and when you revert back, you shut everything down and revert everything back to the same snapshot, you should be fine.


4

1) they do have a linux client - the web-client - you know when you log into the .net client - well it says in that little text bit at the top something along the lines of 'stop using this, it's going away, use the web-client' - well, that. 2) As a rule of thumb I assume about 200 random IOPS per 15krpm disk - I know you may well get more but it's a ...


0

Have you tried to reboot the hypervisor? If it works, good. On the other hand, if it does not work, I suspect that the SATA disk failed (and broke) pretty hard, so you had to replace it.


1

You have to fix this at the Linux level. And that is going to depend on your specific Linux system's version. For a virtual machine, though, I'd try to avoid working on the VMware console. It's not a good user experience. Please see: Isn't Ctrl-Alt-Delete on Linux *really* dangerous?


0

AFAIK RDM does not need VT-d to work unless something has changed since v 5.0 when I last used a Raw Disk Mapping on ESXi. You don't passthrough the controller to need VT-d. Only the drive. Regarding the greyed out option for RDM that's probably because you use the desktop vSphere client instead of the Web client (which fully supports RDM). But even ...


0

If I understand the question correctly the sort of customization that you are talking about should be possible. Assuming that a kickstart file has been used in the installation additional scripts, like copying files, or asking users questions can be taken care of in the %pre and %post sections of a kickstart file. More info on ks files from VMWare. One ...


0

No, this will not be possible. You'll need to add a second VM provisioning step that takes place once the hypervisor is up and running.


1

Your vm is still in your datastore but is locked (raw format). Do you have fault tolerance activated ? Put your server on maintenance mode and on tab machine try to move the vm on other esx.


0

This answer about undeleting files might be useful Unix/Linux undelete/recover deleted files if the file is still recoverable.


3

I think you're supposed to use open-vm-tools for that OS/hypervisor combination.


2

Add a domain controller (or take a clone of one of the existing ones) Move it to your test network, fire it up. Seize all of the FSMO roles. Use ntdsutil to clean up the old DCs that it can no longer contact.


2

In case the software inside your VMs relies on a CPU feature that the chosen EVC mode hides it will crash. A lot of software doesn't take some CPU features for granted and falls back to doing things themselves ("in software") instead of offloading tasks to specialized CPU instructions. So even if your software can run without certain CPU features you might ...


0

Ideally you want your storage traffic to be on a completely dedicated/isolated network. Storage traffic can be quite sensitive both in terms of privacy and terms of performance, so separating it from the rest of your traffic is always a good idea. Also the management network and public network should be separated for better security and performance (you ...


1

This looks like a former VMFS-3 volume. The block size impacts the maximum capacity of the datastore under the legacy VMFS-3 format. But beyond that and with vSphere 5.5, you have to use the Web client to do anything with larger VMs and VMDKs. Use the vSphere Web Client to create VMDKs larger than 4 TB, or to extend an existing VMDK beyond 4 TB.


7

Resolved. When looking at the datastore through the vSphere Web Interface (my fault, I still prefer the old client) it correctly shows the 62TB max size limit. Potentially a hardcoded value in the old GUI given it's now deprecated.


1

No, you cannot have multiple vCenter servers managing the same hosts at the same time. In KB1024051 the supported HA options for vCenter are outlined. New in version 6.0 is the option to use Microsoft Clustering for the Windows version of vCenter which probably provides the best availability, but also introduces the highest possible complexity.



Top 50 recent answers are included