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Edward L. Haletky


April 1, 2009  1:04 PM

VMware ESX shared disk clusters: Microsoft Cluster Server, Linux, etc.



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, MSCS, RedHat, RHEL Clustering, Shared Disk Clusters, Texiwill, VMware

People often ask about how to set up X clustering on Y operating system with virtual machines. X and Y could be Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) on Windows 2008, Global File System (GFS) on Linux, etc. In either case the answer is pretty straight forward, except when it comes to Windows...

March 24, 2009  6:14 PM

VMware HA failure got you down?



Posted by: Texiwill
AAM, Edward L. Haletky, FT_HOSTS, High Availability, VMap, VMware, VMware HA

Consider yourself lucky if you've never gotten the VMware HA message: An error occurred during configuration of the HA Agent on the host. But if you have, you may know that the ways to fix the error are extremely limited. Here is a method that worked for me. Current...


March 23, 2009  3:39 PM

My virtualization toolbox



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, ESXi, Tools, Tripwire, Veeam, Vizioncore, VMware, VMware Toolbox

What comprises a VMware vExpert's virtualization toolbox? I actually think there are several different layers of tools depending on the particular VMware virtualization administrators job role. Mine, for example, has a number of security tools that most people would not normally need, but I do. So...


February 26, 2009  5:54 PM

Attenting VMworld Europe 2009… virtually



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, Quest, VMsafe, VMware, VMworld

While I could not attend physically, I have been able to attend this year's VMworld Europe remotely. This has got to be one of the most connected conferences I have had the privilege to virtually attend.  Blogs, tweets, chats, videos and emails have been flying around and because of it...


February 18, 2009  4:45 PM

PowerShell is for Windows and Linux developers



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, Expect, Powershell, SSH, Texiwill, VMware

I have had several major issues with PowerShell (and still do), but that was mainly due to lack of cmdlets rather than lack of PowerShell functionality. So am I now one of the converted, given VMware's integration with PowerShell? Yes and no. Yes, because to me, PowerShell is just another...


February 9, 2009  9:23 PM

VMware ESX storage: How to get local storage to act as a raw disk for VMs



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, ESXi, Local Storage, RAW, RDM, SCSI, Texiwill, VMware ESX

VMTN Communities forum users have recently been asking how to make use of a LUN or partition on your local host within a virtual machine (VM) the same way you would if you had a SAN available. This is a more difficult task than some, and not every RAID controller allows this when using the VMware...


February 5, 2009  7:59 PM

New VMware ESX v3.5 U3 vulnerabilities



Posted by: Texiwill
CISecurity, ConfigCheck, DISA, Edward L. Haletky, ESX, Texiwill, Tripwire, Virtualization security, VMware, VMware ESX Security

There is a new vulnerability in VMware ESX v3.5 U3 with all the patches that has just come to light. VMware has been made aware of this issue, and will fix it sometime in the near future. This bug relates to world writable directories on the VMware ESX service console. This is not a huge issue...


January 19, 2009  7:47 PM

The VMware vExpert Awards are here



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, Texiwill, vExpert Awards, Virtualization, VMware

Last week VMware announced its VMware vExpert Awards, which will be given to those people who have contributed to the VMware virtualization community through their efforts either virtually...


January 13, 2009  3:07 PM

Useful VMware virtualization roundtable podcasts



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, Podcasts, Security, Texiwill, Virtualization security, VMware Communities

The VMware Communities roundtable podcast drew in a large crowd on Wednesday the 7th. In general, the show draws hundreds of listeners that download the recorded sessions available via Talkshoe and...


January 8, 2009  6:47 PM

Solution for VMware Player security vulnerability



Posted by: Texiwill
Blue Gears, Desktop virtualization, Edward L. Haletky, Exploit, Security, Texiwill, VMware, VMware Player

The gang at Milw0rm have posted one of the few exploits against VMware's desktop line of products, specifically VMware Player version 2.5.1. This exploits the vmwarebase.dll file when running VMware Player on Windows systems. There is no chance...


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