Virtualization Pro:

January, 2008


January 14, 2008  4:25 AM

Monitor the Virtual Infrastructure Database for authentication attempts

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Because VMware ESX and Virtual Center (VC) have great magnitude in the datacenter, I determined it would be a good idea to have an audit trail of authentication attempts in to the Virtual Infrastructure Client and SSH on the host. In my recently upgraded VC 2.5 environment, I made a quick trip to...

January 14, 2008  4:23 AM

Printing a VI server’s inventory

Rick Vanover Kutz Profile: Akutz

Here is a quick Perl script I wrote to print out your VI server's (VC or ESX) inventory. I know what you're thinking, "Um, aren't there already examples that do this?" Yes and no. See, most examples you find, including VMware's own, will print out all the VMs or the VI hierarchy as defined by the...


January 10, 2008  7:17 PM

VI SDK examples, logging out in style with Java

Rick Vanover Kutz Profile: Akutz

Over the past few weeks many users have begun to e-mail me asking for not just help with the VI SDK, but code examples as well. I am more than happy to help, but I want to be able to help as many people as I can. To that end I have decided to post all of my code examples online for everyone's...


January 9, 2008  5:14 PM

Provisioning for networking redundancy with VMware ESX, VirtualCenter 2.5

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

When planning your next VMware ESX server installation that will be managed by VirtualCenter 2.5, make sure you provision for redundant networking for the ESX service console port. VirtualCenter 2.5 gives you a warning if you only have one interface assigned as the role of service console port, but...


January 3, 2008  7:46 PM

Use disconnected network adapters for build and stage: Save yourself

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

In VMware ESX, you can configure a guest operating system to have its network adapter disconnected at power on. This is critically important for a phase of a physical to virtual (P2V) migration where the system is migrated yet there are some offline tasks to be done. This can also be during a build...


January 2, 2008  9:45 PM

Introducing Monét

Rick Vanover Kutz Profile: Akutz

Monét (as in “Count de…”) stands for “Monitors Events and Tasks” and monitors an ESX or VirtualCenter server, recording tasks to standard out, a syslog server, or a Windows event log server. For example, the following is an example of the VI Perl version of Monét monitoring my...


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