The ranting of an IT Professional:

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June 15, 2011  7:22 PM

HA agent has an error : cmd addnode failed for primary node: Internal AAM Error – agent could not start. : Unknown HA error error



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, HA, HA agent has an error : cmd addnode failed for primary node: Internal AAM Error - agent could not start. : Unknown HA error error, High Availability, vSphere

Got the error on a vSphere 4.1 host. I have three hosts in the cluster and the other two are working fine. After doing some investigation I edited the \etc\hosts file on the vSphere hosts and found it had the wrong IP address for one of the hosts in the cluster. Fixed that and issued a reconfigure...

February 9, 2010  7:49 PM

Installing an XP vm in ESX



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, no harddisk, VM, XP

Unfortuneatly XP lacks the drivers for either the LSI or Buslogic controllers that ESX uses for their virtual harddisks. Here is a good article on this that includes links for the...


August 14, 2009  8:55 PM

Setting up Websense on a Virtual machine



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, port mirroring, port spanning, promiscous, virtual machine, VM, vmware, vSwitch, websense

Ok so I was setting up a Websense VM in standalone mode and there are a few things that you need to do to make this work. So, part of a Websense implementation includes setting up port spanning/mirroring on a port that connects to you monitor NIC so that it recieves all the traffic from your...


July 20, 2009  2:12 PM

Unable to power on a VM: Corrupt Redo log



Posted by: Jason Tramer
corrupt redo log, Error message: msg.hbacommon.corruptredo:, ESX, vmware


June 24, 2009  7:36 PM

Shutdown a frozen VM



Posted by: Jason Tramer
cmd, ESX, forzen, frozen, VM, vmware

I was assisting a peer of mine with this issue. He had a VM where the guest OS froze. He attempted to shut off the VM but that also froze at 95%. He was then unable to do anything with the VM. We did some searching and found a way to force the VM offline from the command line which allowed us to...


March 14, 2009  1:40 PM

VM Converter – FAILED: A general system error occurred: The file is too big for the filesystem



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, FAILED: A general system error occurred: The file is too big for the filesystem, VM Converter, VMFS, vmware

I recently got this error while trying to P2V a server. The reason? On default settings when setting up a VMFS volume (block size 1) the maximum size of a virtual disk is 256 GB's. Now what can you do to fix this? Well sad answer is you can reformat you VMFS volume with a different block...


February 3, 2009  2:23 PM

Installing HP Insight Manager on a ESX box



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, HP, HPSIM, System Insight Manager, vmware

I found this very useful blog entry on instaling the HP SIM on ESX. The HP site has the install files but no acutal instructions on how to do the install. This can be very useful because as a consultant we rely on the ability to remotely administer servers but this is useful for any...


January 13, 2009  3:25 PM

Cloning a VM on a ESX server with using Virtual Center



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, virtual center

Without Virtual Center it is possible to clone a VM though there are a few more steps. First create the target folder in your datastore, log into the command line and use "SU -" to log in as root. Use the command "vmkfstools -i \vmfs\volumes\"datastore name"\"source folder name"\"source...


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