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August 12, 2008  1:50 PM

Critical ESX 3.5 Update 2 bug gives many users a nasty surprise



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

If you’ve upgraded to the latest release of ESX and ESXi which is version 3.5 Update 2, you might have woken up to a nasty surprise today. This thread in the VMTN forums has identified a major bug in the latest version of...

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August 11, 2008  1:59 PM

VMware working on patch for ESXi API exploit



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware pricing, VMware scripting

Although VMware's ESXi hypervisor is free under the VMware Infrastructure (VI) base license, it's not without limitations. Only some of the application programming interface (API) method calls that are typically shipped with the

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August 8, 2008  4:10 PM

Peripheral virtualization for VMware environments



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization, VMotion, VMware ESX

On SearchServerVirtualization.com, I wrote a tip about virtualizing server I/O. In this video blog, I want to explain a few points specific to VMware environments for peripheral...


July 30, 2008  7:43 PM

Configuring Distributed Power Management



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

Distributed Power Management (DPM), part of VMware DRS, is another “experimental” feature introduced in ESX 3.5. It is a "green" feature that provides you with the ability to power down hosts during periods of low...


July 30, 2008  7:38 PM

Proprietary ESX drivers explained, enlightened



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Storage, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

You may initially be disappointed that VMware ESX does not allow you to install drivers for storage and network controllers (depending on your environment). I have determined why this is, and it is for the better. Let’s go through why this is, what you loose and what you gain. The drawback to...


July 22, 2008  9:17 PM

Strategies for determining the number of hosts per cluster in VI3



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization

In discussions with other administrators, determining the number of hosts per cluster gets a wide range of response. Although there are a number of factors, the unfortunate simple answer for every installation is "it depends." Let's tour of some of the reasoning behind various hosts per cluster...


July 3, 2008  4:01 PM

Virtualization virtual tradeshow offers VMware networking opportunities



Posted by: HannahDrake
Desktop virtualization, VI3, Virtualization, VMotion, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Trade shows are great – if you have time to attend, have staff to cover while you’re away learning about a new technology, can avoid summons back to the office during the show, can find a show in your local area or can get budget approval to attend a show that requires flight or hotel...


July 2, 2008  3:27 PM

Automatic recovery for failed virtual machines



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

A little known feature, called Virtual Machine Failure Monitoring (VMFM), was introduced in ESX 3.5. VMFM offers the ability to leverage HA to monitor VMs for operating system failures, such as blue screens, and have them...


June 30, 2008  9:53 PM

What makes VMotion so great?



Posted by: Atrujillo
VI3, VMotion

To many of us, some VMware product features and functionalities still seem like magic. Sure, I understand what the products do, but considering that my education and background is in writing and editing (read: not computer science), how they work still remains a mystery.


June 30, 2008  8:51 PM

Isolate ESX hosts in separate clusters for maintenance, upgrades



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Performing key maintenance on a VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) host OS or can be an involved process, as can the process of simply adding a host. Because of the length of time that a system may be offline or because of what exactly is being performed, having the hosts in an isolated cluster can...


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