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

vmware


December 1, 2009  12:25 AM

vSphere 4 Vmxnet3 Adapter



Posted by: Nathan Simon
e1000, Intel, network infrastructure card, NIC, paravirtualization, vmware, vmxnet, vmxnet3, vSphere 4

So you think you know Vmware, you have recently upgraded to vSphere 4.0 and you provision a new virtual machine, using the standard E1000 Nick (basically an Intel Pro 1000 Network Interface Card), you have bound 4 1Gb Nics to the virtual switch that the VM is on, so basically, your OS will only get...

October 30, 2009  4:44 AM

vSwitch and vSwif Problems



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cannot bind a vmnic to a vswif, cannot connect to service console, ESX 3.5, esx networking, service console issues, vmnic not bound to service console, vmware, vnetworking, vsphere

What happens when you cannot connect to the service console anymore, and even if you had a backup service console and it wasn't working either, well i happened to me. When I attempted to attach a vmnic to a vSwitch, I got an error message, no matter what I tried I could not get it reconnected. Last...


October 27, 2009  3:42 PM

How to Properly kill a VM



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX Server 3.5, how to find the PID of a vm, kill -9 PID, PID, ps -ef |grep, ps auxfww | grep, vm won't respond, vmware, vmware-cmd, vmware-cmd stop, vmware-cmd stop hard, vmx, vsphere

We all know that you can use the command "ps -ef |grep (vmconfig filename.vmx)" to find the PID for a VM, but I get confused as to which number that comes up is actually the PID... I found a new command that works much better. See below. The Definitive way to Kill a PID...


October 21, 2009  3:45 AM

vSphere and Datastore Monitoring



Posted by: Nathan Simon
datastore management, ESX 3.5, storage monitoring, thin provisioning, traps, Veeam Monitor, vmware, vsphere, vsphere alarms

I just wanted to point out an article that I found while searching about vSphere and Datastore management and monitoring. What would be better than being warned that your datastore is reaching a critical point, wouldn't it be nice to intercept before the VMs crash?! Of course it would. Check out...


October 7, 2009  1:55 AM

Understanding VMware Snapshots.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Basic System Administration, commiting snapshots, delta file, ESX, ESXi, how much space is needed to commit a snapshot, insufficient space to commit snapshot, snapshot manager, Storage, vmware, vmware backup

I wanted to clear the air on snapshots, everyone is always asking, how much space does it take to remove a snapshot, but no one has a real answer...  whatever the answer may be this information inserted from the Basic System Administration PDF, which is...


October 6, 2009  9:33 PM

Veeam Monitor 4.5 + Veeam Business View



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 3.5, monitor vmware performance, Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Business View, Veeam Monitor, vm sprawl, vmware, vSphere 4

... Are now  is now available! For the first time ever, you can see the impact of virtual infrastructure performance on individual business units…and take immediate action! Veeam’s newest release now allows you to bridge the gap between IT and business: - Group, view, and manage virtual...


July 21, 2009  3:09 AM

Virtualization in General



Posted by: Nathan Simon
hyper-v, hypervisor, microsoft, paravirtualization, Pertri, Virtualization, virtualization for dummies, vmware, xenserver

Hey there folks, well I know 80% of the worlds population have an idea of what virtualization is, what it does, and why we all should get on the bandwagon... but there are some out there that still do not have a clue what VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix are doing with virtualization. Since there are...


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...


April 28, 2009  1:48 AM

VCDX – VMware Certified Design Expert



Posted by: Nathan Simon
vcdx, VCP, vmware, VMware Certified Design Expert, VMware Design Exam, VMware Infrastructure

Feeling VCP Smart? The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) on VMware Infrastructure 3 is an advanced certification developed for design architects of VMware enterprise deployments. There are four core validation components to achieve VCDX. 1.) Must be certified as a VMware Certified...


April 22, 2009  1:59 AM

“vSphere” is Officially Launched



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Comparison Chart, editions, ESX 4, Paul Maritz, ThinApp, vmware, VMware vSphere Editions Comparison Chart, VMware vSphere Upgrade Center, vmware.com, vsphere

Well it wasn't release as in go install it, 30 days from now, you should see a download available. But you can check out the official VMware website for more information. You can also check out the official Simulcast...


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