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September 25, 2008  2:17 PM

ESX network configuration automation with esxcfg-vswitch

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Networking, Rick Vanover, VI3, VirtualCenter, VMware ESX

For VI3 environments with multiple VLANs, configuration accuracy is an important step in providing virtual machines with the correct connectivity. Using the esxcfg-vswitch ESX host commands can make life as a VMware admin easier, but there’s a lot to learn. Lucky for you, I have taken the time to...

August 28, 2008  3:45 PM

ESX 3.5 Update 2 and VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 1 configuration note

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

For those of us who determined we were smart by not being so quick to upgrade to upgrade to ESX 3.5 Update 2 after the product expiration debacle, I should point out an important note so that you do not make the same mistake that I did. Given that VMware corrected the issue with the initial...

August 25, 2008  8:31 PM

Restarting the VirtualCenter service remotely

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, VirtualCenter, Virtualization

While VirtualCenter service restart operations are rare, administrators find themselves doing just that. There are a number of reasons for needing to restart the service, such as a network interruption to the database. Here is a quick script you can run to restart the service: sc \\SERVER1...

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