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Mar
23
comment XenServer: Editing clone configuration before boot
I'm sure there are good reasons, but I'm curious to hear more about why DHCP isn't an option. Thanks!
Mar
23
comment XenServer: Editing clone configuration before boot
+1 These are the two solutions that I was going to propose, although I'd like to know more about why DHCP isn't an option. I usually just use DHCP and configure my DHCP server with static entries for MACs that I assign to the VMs (ok, not really, I clone the VMs, then run a script that collects their MACs and generates the appropriate dhcpd.conf block, which I then stick into my dhcpd server before booting them; but same difference really).
Mar
22
comment Move VMware ESXi VM to new datastore - preserve thin-provisioning
FWIW, you can also do this from a command line using ovftool.
Mar
22
comment Move VMware ESXi VM to new datastore - preserve thin-provisioning
Assuming version 4.1 or newer, you'll be prompted to use thin or thick when it is imported.
Mar
22
comment Move VMware ESXi VM to new datastore - preserve thin-provisioning
What version of ESXi?
Mar
20
comment KVM on Illumos (OpenIndiana vs. SmartOS)
Keep in mind that in the free version of ESXi 5, you are capped to 32GB of RAM.
Mar
12
comment Accessing VMWare Management Network from a different subnet
Perhaps if you articulate exactly what IP addresses and netmasks both the server and the system you are attempting to connect from have, along with their default routes, we might be able to better assist in troubleshooting.
Mar
10
comment Citrix XenServer: how to add RAM to a guest VM without XenCenter?
Sorry Joe, but I do not believe so (although I can not definitively prove it, since I don't have an XS 5.6 up and running). Jesse's answer links to the 5.6 guide that references adjusting memory from the CLI, and portforwardpodcast's answer actually has an example. His example won't actually work in 6.0 though, as the command appears to have changed slightly (I'll post an answer with this info momentarily). Sorry to downvote you.
Mar
10
comment Citrix XenServer: how to add RAM to a guest VM without XenCenter?
-1. This is an incorrect answer, at least for the current XenServer.
Mar
8
comment ESXi: Allowing a guest OS to use other disk drives in server
Do you just want the raw space or is are you trying to avoid formatting the RAID10 as VMFS?
Mar
6
comment Can't install python-setuptools with yum on Ubuntu. Missing repolist
Honestly, I have no idea. If I wanted to use yum, I's use a RedHat based system like CentOS instead of a Debian based system like Ubuntu. My understanding is that yum in based on aptitude anyway. If you really want to learn about it, I'm sure man yum will get you started.
Mar
6
comment Recommend a desktop app to monitor port 80 on servers
Install cygwin, then you can run this script in windows easily. Lifehacker.com has a decent intro: lifehacker.com/179514/…
Mar
4
comment OpenIndiana ZFS with shareiscsi property missing
I wish I could double plus one for "yourmom".
Jan
5
comment CentOS Client - Unable to Establish iSCSI connection with multiple interfaces on the initiator
Oh yea, and make sure there isn't some new firewalling going on post-upgrade.
Jan
5
comment CentOS Client - Unable to Establish iSCSI connection with multiple interfaces on the initiator
Unfortunately, I have no real guidance here, but I'm very curious to know what is wrong. I'd look at the output of arp -an (after attempting the connection), check /var/log/daemon for anything relevant (and check messages too, of course), and probably try iscsiadm login with '-d8' to turn up debugging on it. Also, if possible, look for changes/differences in /etc/iscsi/iscsid.conf from before and after your upgrade. If you have the ability, I'd also check the logs and maybe even tcpdump on the target to determine if you are actually getting the connection request.
Jan
5
comment when choose OSPF and when RIP
OSPF. Reason: RIP is evil.
Jan
5
comment CentOS Client - Unable to Establish iSCSI connection with multiple interfaces on the initiator
What does ifconfig eth2.7 and ifconfig eth3.7 show for your IP addresses?
Jan
3
comment ESXi 4 failed to find boot device
Is that really VT that is disabled? Or VT for Directed IO (VT-d)? Since it is a drive issue, I'm willing to bet that it is a Directed IO problem.
Jan
2
comment why there is a large difference during the 1st and 2nd packet and then a very small difference between the 2nd and 3rd packet in the TCP handshake?
+1, if only I'd had his comment when posting my initial answer, I'd have led with that.
Jan
2
comment How does network sniffing software work over a switch?
Are you certain that you aren't just seeing broadcast traffic on the sniffing software? Just because you see something, doesn't mean you are seeing everything.