The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

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May 27, 2009  3:38 AM

Veeam Backup and Fast SCP Error



Posted by: Nathan Simon
agentless mode, ESX Server, ESXi, serrvice console agent mode, SOAP Credentials, Veeam, Veeam Backup and Fast SCP, vmdk, vmfs, vmware

You get an error after attempting to backup a vm, which is similar to the following... opening `/vmfs/volumes/48ef3738-77af8bc0-d6aa-0022190bdb5f/vm_name/vm_name.vmdk': Permission denied The issue is that the "Service Console Agent Mode" is being used, and there is a permission problem...

February 6, 2009  9:24 PM

ESX 3.5, IDE, and Me



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, ESX 3.5, ESX and IDE, ide, NCQ, sata, upgrade path, vmfs

What the heck am I talking about you say? Well I decided to load ESX 3.5 on a workstation of mine. This is so I could do a test upgrade from 3.5 to 3.5 Patch 3, mainly because I want to make sure VMFS and the VMs are retained after upgrading to said patch level. So I commenced installing ESX 3.5...


December 26, 2008  10:35 AM

VMFS and Block Sizes



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Networking, Virtualization, vmfs, vmotion, vmware

Well i ran into this error today (4:30 am CST, don't ask me why I am up right now!) "File too large" when trying to create a virtual machine with a 30GB drive and a 300GB drive. I tracked it down to the fact that the block size on my second LUN is 1MB which gives a max file size of 256GB. I will...


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