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March 5, 2008  9:51 PM

Did VMware DRS destroy my virtual disk?



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, SQL Server, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

I had a peculiar situation come up recently in my VirtualCenter 2.5 environment with ESX 3.02 hosts in this particular environment. I posted the situation on the VMware Communities forum, but have yet to get a clear answer on what...

February 27, 2008  3:17 PM

Quickly adding VirtualCenter 2.5 network redundancy



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

When VirtualCenter (VC) 2.5 was released, I, like many others, started on a path to migrate to the new version for my VMware implementation. After the VC installation, my ESX hosts, which had only one network interface,...


February 20, 2008  9:33 PM

VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Plugin and Extension Programming Guide



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization

The VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Plugin and Extension Programming Guide - Revision 1 is now available at VIPlugins.com. This document is not sponsored or supported by VMware in any way. In fact, an excerpt...


February 12, 2008  3:44 PM

Importing the VMware Infrastructure Remote CLI virtual appliance



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

The VI3 Remote CLI (command line interface) virtual appliance (VA) is provided by VMware to perform Virtual Center tasks that you cannot do in the interface, or for tasks that you want to script for automation. The Remote CLI is...


February 4, 2008  3:22 PM

VI Perl Toolkit 1.5 Released Jan. 17th 2008



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization

The latest version (1.5) of the formidable VI Perl Toolkit was released last week. What does the new download hold in store for eager developers? Well: - Supports connecting to and managing VC 2.5, ESX 3.5, and ESX 3i servers - Increased supported platform support (that you can install the VI...


January 31, 2008  3:54 PM

Upgrading from VI3 to VI3.5



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization

So I was going to write an article about my experiences upgrading from VI3 to VI3.5, but Mike over at RTFM-Education beat me to it. He has put out a great PDF talking about a lot of the steps and nuances involved in the upgrade process for both VC2.5 and ESX3.5. I highly recommend you take a look...


January 31, 2008  3:52 PM

Making MS-SQL boot before VirtualCenter



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization

VirtualCenter is an eager beaver. It really wants to start when your server does. The problem is that it starts too soon if it is installed on the same server as Microsoft SQL. The Windows event log will record two types of errors: the first will be in the Application log and detail how...


January 31, 2008  3:51 PM

Technosium 2008: VMware Update Manager now with offline patching



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization, Windows Computing

I am blogging from the Technosium Global Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, California. While here, I will be providing you important VMware info from the show. VMware Update...

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January 31, 2008  3:40 PM

VI3.5 – 18 new features you need to know about



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization

VMware Infrastructure 3.5 (VI3.5) saw major updates last fall with the release of ESX 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5, and ESX 3i. Just what do these new products mean for IT administrators? What functionality have these three SKUs added to the VI3 bundle? Mike Laverick from RTFM-Education fame produced a...


January 30, 2008  3:54 PM

VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2 released



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization

Today VMware announced the general availability of a new addition to their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) -- VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2 (VDM2). Some of the new features of VMD2 include: - SSL secured connections - Second-factor authentication with RSA SecureID - Integration with...


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