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mmm...delicious cheese, oh and I design and build large video-on-demand systems, but let's get back to the cheese...


Jun
13
comment Cannot power on a VM vSphere “The operation is not allowed in the current state”
Can you browse to the VM's files?
Jun
13
comment how to manage the whole /var/log for centralization?
How about using Splunk, we do, it's change the way we work.
Jun
13
comment Where to install ESXi so that all local drives are available to VSAN
A lot of servers have an internal SD/Micro-SD/USB port for exactly this reason, to boot ESXi off - we do it and it works just fine.
Jun
13
comment Any way to convert qcow2 to ovf?
That tool doesn't do it but once it's imported into vCenter as a vmdk you could then package it up into an .ova via file/export.
Jun
13
answered Any way to convert qcow2 to ovf?
Jun
13
comment On ESXi, guest machines hang for significant intervals compared to real machines. How can I fix this?
This site isn't for programmers though, it's for professional sysadmins, we expect a degree of product expertise first - as it states in our site introduction pages in fact.
Jun
12
comment On ESXi, guest machines hang for significant intervals compared to real machines. How can I fix this?
Let's see your ESXi performance stats please]
Jun
12
revised On ESXi, guest machines hang for significant intervals compared to real machines. How can I fix this?
edited title
Jun
10
comment P2V Converted VM via vCenter does not work on VB/VMM
Oddly enough I bet it works just fine on ESXi - funny that - what can I say, it's not a supported combination.
Jun
10
revised P2V Converted VM via vCenter does not work on VB/VMM
edited title
Jun
10
comment Vmware cpu allocation for a spiking database server
Certainly that was a problem with version 4 and earlier - and has become something of a myth because of that - but it was almost completely addressed in 5.5 - it was only ever an issue in over-subscribed hosts anyway.
Jun
9
answered Vmware cpu allocation for a spiking database server
Jun
9
comment HP ProLiant DL320e G8 v2 - USB2.0 during POST
Have you done a full power off of the system including removing power-cord for 10 seconds? if that doesn't work you may have a faulty part on the system board.
Jun
9
comment Make ESXi VM use client network
Well they can both be on the same port group - perhaps you could clarify your question further?
Jun
9
answered Make ESXi VM use client network
Jun
8
comment P2V converting windows server 2008 Failure
Do you have any FAT volumes on the existing server? have you tried doing a cold-conversion with the machine powered off?
Jun
6
comment Can multiple servers have same ip address
Look up the term 'load balancer'
Jun
6
answered Move OS from RAID5 array to RAID 1 arrays
Jun
5
comment ESXI guests not using available CPU resources
Ah, first of all why are you using resource pools at all with such a simple setup - they have their places but this isn't one of them - you've not documented the setup in sufficient detail but take them out of the RP right away, it won't be helping as RP planning can be quite complex. That said are your VM's actually busy 'in guest' anyway? Basically show us more data, much more.
Jun
4
answered Splunk disk space requirements