• What solution are you using to backup VMware ESX Virtual machines? What is the best?

    What solution are you using to backup VMware ESX Virtual machines? What is the best? Ideas include: - VMware VCB - EsXpress - ESX Ranger Others?

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  • VMware ESX 3.02 to 3.5 upgrade path

    Can anyone supply me with an upgrade path or any advice on what to look for when upgrading from ESX 3.02 to ESX 3.5 Thanks

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • How does network traffic travel between VM’s on different blades in the same BladeCenter?

    we have several ibm bladecenters H with a few hundred hosts across the blades. i know that on stand alone servers, VMs on the same vswitch don't have to send network traffic out to a physical switch to pass data back and forth, it goes through the vswitch to the other VM, but how does data move...

    jonevans5 pointsBadges:
  • Bladecenter ESX server Vlan problem

    Hello, The bladecenter was initially setup by a company and allows me to only create VM's from Vlan 2. The issue is that I am out of Ip's in that vlan and I wanted the ability to use another address space for the VM's. I've already created a new vlan 20. Here is the current config of the switch....

    Gillron5 pointsBadges:
  • Virtualizing a Windows 2003 Print Server

    A user recently submitted this question via e-mail: I’m currently running a VMware ESX server, and I’m wondering if anyone could give me further insight on virtualizing a Windows 2003 print server. Have you done it from scratch or P2V?

    ITKE352,565 pointsBadges:
  • ESX luns allocated on Symmetrix will not format.

    Recently we allocated Symmetrix space for an ESX cluster. Some of the LUNs format fine but one or two come up with an error message that says "unable to read partition information from this disk." All of the luns were exactly the same capacity. The ESX is currently attached to a Symmetrix array as...

    Emcsanman20 pointsBadges:
  • Login syntax for ESX 3.5

    Hi all, I'm trying to get WINscp to log into ESH 3.5 so I can copy the VDMK's to a NAS box as a backup procedure, however not sure why I am getting access denied etc. I have put the entries for the firewall SSH client TCP 22 in and trying using scp or sftp. root@hostname.domainname.net.nz and...

    NZSolly15 pointsBadges:
  • Setting up ESX servers

    I have two new ESX servers. I have enterprise VM and I can see that Vmotion is licensed, but it says not used and under the summary it lists Vmotion as not enabled. I have two NICs on my VMkernal for redundnacy. One is running the console. What am I missing?

  • I am plannign for a virtual server esx 3.0.2 in dell 2950 with 24gb ram,dual quad core process and 1.5 tb hdd.WIll i can easily accomodate 10 server

    I am plannign for a virtual server esx 3.0.2 in dell 2950 with 24gb ram,dual quad core process and 1.5 tb hdd.WIll i can easily accomodate 10 server with mixture of app servers and database sql servers ? i m confused about the practical knowledge of implementing maximum number of servers in this...

    Kirankumarh10 pointsBadges:
  • VMWare ESX vs. Virtual Center

    Looking at the VMware Infrastructure package. I've already got the SAN + switches, so it'd be a matter of buying server hardware and software licenses. The SAN I'm using is currently limited to 16 hosts. One of which is a physical server already up and running on it. Another would be the physical...

    ITKE352,565 pointsBadges:
  • VMware ESX 2.5 or 3.0 Virtualizing SQL (2000 or 2005)

    First thanks for weighing in on this.... I support a department whose deployment of several department size SQL 2000 systems needed overhauling. I have recommended virtualizing their SQL because: 1. this is a department level database that has at best moderate use 2. It is currently and comfortably...

    GEdwards0 pointsBadges:
  • VMWare ESX vmachine as BE 12 server

    @ my facility, I have a Dell 2950 running ESX 3.5. It is hosting 4 VMs, 1 XP and 3 W2K3 servers. On average it is utilized about 1/3 of it capability. I want to use on of the W2K3 VMs to run BackupExec 12 on to back up my server rack to a PowerVault 124T. I plan on using an Adaptec 29160 as the...

    Jkt5 pointsBadges:
  • Reconfiguring network switches as 802.1q VLAN trunks for VMware ESX implementation

    My data center network switches are configured as access ports, but we are soon implementing VMware ESX. Is there an easy way to reconfigure the switches to operate as 802.1q VLAN trunks to take advantage of VMware's VLAN management support?

    NetworkingATE1,545 pointsBadges:
  • Trouble creating a RAID array with VMWare ESX3i

    Hi, We’ve set up VMWare ESX3i on a single disk on our HP DL140 Server. We’re now trying to set up a RAID array, using the in-built LSI Logic SAS1068 RAID controller. Unfortunately, it says that there’s not enough space at the end of the disk, and it would need to be formatted, in order to...

    Vmwareuser20 pointsBadges:
  • Creating a cluster of physical machines to run virtual machines

    I am wanting to create a cluster of 12 physical machines to be able to run multiple virtual machines. For instance a windows 2003 server running exchange 2003. An linux server running mysql, and perhaps a few others but all in seperate controllable virtual machines that span and use the power of...

    Kgdirect15 pointsBadges:
  • HA vm restart

    Hi blog!! I have ESX 3 server with HA (high availability). If the server ESX crashes my vm's are moved to another ESX server, when all my vm's moved to the new ESX server do they keep their status (power on) or their status change for example they restart. Thanks

    Hechicero15 pointsBadges:
  • cisco L3 switches 3130G (bladeswitches)

    Hi, Is someone familiar with the cisco 3130G balde swiches? I have a duplex problem with internal fa ports, these are connected internal in the blade chassis. You can't change the duplex speed. I also checked the duplex speed at the esx servers, thats ok. Could it be a defect messanine card? Br,

    CHD5 pointsBadges:
  • NAT on vSwitches in ESX 3.5

    Hi, I am in the process of setting up a separate windows domain in our ESX Environment but I will have to separate this windows domain from the already existing windows domain. It is possible to set up ESX vSwitches in such a way that a completely separate network is created - no other traffic MUST...

    Phazza5 pointsBadges:
  • I reinstalled ESX and can not connect to my old VMS

    I had to reinstall my ESX server. After I reinstalled the ESX server I logged into it using VMware infrastructure client. I can see the data partion using "brows data store" but my ESX will not add the VMs

    JackOfAllITMasterOfNone5 pointsBadges:
  • Reconnecting data store to reload of ESX

    My ESX server died due to hw failure. My data store resides on a seperate RAID5 set and I need to reconnect the datastore to my new ESX load. How can I do this without destroying the data in my disconnected /vmfs datastore?

    Jimdenver165 pointsBadges:

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