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accepted An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
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answered An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
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comment An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
Hi All, Thank you very much for the feedback. Unfortunately I received little further information on what happened other than it was a "user initiated disk wipe". No idea who what or why, but I think @MosheKatz found the closest match
Aug
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comment An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
Hi @Doc,Thanks for the feedback, but it isn't. This is an in-guest operation, un-maps etc should be non-destructive, and wont be reported through a console window in that manner
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comment An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
@MosheKatz Looks like a contender, very similar looking
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comment An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
@HopelessN00b Seemed to be unresponsive, although not much time was spent on it as a load of other VMs were reporting no os found. Looks like it was point in time, and has since finished.
Jul
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comment An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
@BigHomie It is a windows only environment
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comment An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
@MichelZ Yes, everything points to an in-guest operation, be it RDP, remote execution. I have most visibility of the VMware layer, currently.
Jul
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comment An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
@JamesRyan Thanks, I believe mounting an iso would show as a VM re-configuration in the events log, and no such events are present. I'll check now however (just checked, mounting an iso shows as "reconfigure virtual machine" in tasks
Jul
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comment An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
@DAN no PXE is picked up when VM restarts - hence the "no os found" unless it is a very targeted pxe setup. Also, NFS running out of storage /MAY/ be caused by a full disk write of this tool
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revised An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
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asked An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
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comment Why don't people just use rsync to back up vmware guests?
@MASI Do you mean a clone then as opposed to a snapshot? ;)
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comment Why don't people just use rsync to back up vmware guests?
Other than the fact you shouldn't use the esxi shell for anything other than maintenance, the esxi OS is not made to work in that way, and you would be unsupported, I think you are misunderstanding the concept of a snapshot. The snapshot in this case is a delta. So if you take a snap and copy it straight away, it would be tiny, and contain almost no information. You are thinking of a backend storage snapshot, and yes people back up VMs in this way
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comment Where is the best place to label a server?
@ewwhite I understand that, it was the best I could come up with, when we had G7's with two additional HDDs where the CD-bay is in your pics. Maybe if we had a much smaller label printer we could label under the hand screw
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comment Where is the best place to label a server?
For practical purposes make sure you have a rack diagram also... keep a pic on your phone so when you are in the DC you have a good reference. If work is planned always use the UID flashing light for identification also, you dont want to pull the wrong server!
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comment Where is the best place to label a server?
+ 1 for a label on the back, be careful of blocking air holes however! Also label all cables at both ends :)
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comment Where is the best place to label a server?
@ewwhite Hey bud, in the first pic of the 1u HPs, they actually have a little pullout on the left (you can see the edge in the pic) if I remember correctly. It is a good spot for the label, as they don't come with CD drives as standard any more (as of 3 years ago, if memory serves). I would recommend using this as you don't want to block airflow on a 1u. Also I saw another company using tie on labels to the hand screw on the left, but This looked messy and unsafe to me. Pull outs are slower but at high density the best option I would think