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Tag: ESXi 4.1

Can’t change now?

Well, in some cases, you may want to start working with new released “VMware ESXi 5.0” in you home/test lab which already based on vSphere 4.0 (ESX/ESXi 4.x) but you can’t upgrade the white-box/host because of compatibility or … in my case, monitor is not available in time of writing and installing new ESXi for some […]

Updated: August 27, 2011 — 5:39 AM

Every 2 minutes …

I had a problem in my home lab for some times (about several days) but I didn’t find times to look over it. I planned some clean up to do for tonight, this one was one of them; I’ve two physical hosts which I added them to the vCenter; for some reason they disconnected automatically and […]

Updated: August 27, 2011 — 2:47 AM

Little tips on updating hosts using vCLI

Today I make some time free to update my home lab from “VMware ESXi 4.1” to “VMware ESXi 4.1 Update 1”. Well, This may look outdated topic or old version as VMware already announced “VMware vSphere 5.0” but I face an “Error”, I thought it may be good to share here. Quick Note: Full process […]

Updated: August 5, 2011 — 2:05 AM

DCAS-#006 (Host configuration backup)

Well, It’s long time after my previous post and the reason of my inactivity is my state in my company and previous project, anyway, I have started reading and working on VMware documents and moving toward my next exam. Today I have worked on saving host configuration using both VMware vCLI and VMware vMA, they […]

Updated: May 1, 2011 — 2:01 AM

Changing Host Location/Cluster

Some times, for some reason (like for rearrangement in my case) system administrator wants to change the host location and move one (or more) host from one cluster to the other, to do so, the host should be remove from first cluster and join to the other. Well, it’s a very easy process but there […]

Updated: April 5, 2011 — 11:21 PM

Unregistering & Registering VMs

This post is about the way to unregister and register VMs from/to ESXi hosts using commands (Local TSM, SSH) not GUI (vSphere Client). May be you ask, why should I do such a thing? well, assume you have two hosts in cluster without EVC enabled for it, in order to enable EVC for cluster, all […]

Updated: April 5, 2011 — 2:59 AM

DCAS-#004 (vCLI and Session Files)

Yesterday, as part of my studying process, I worked with VMA and a little with vCLI. During working with VMA, I tried and worked with “vilogger” which acting as syslog server for centralizing the logs from different hosts, as VMware ESXi would be the only option from next edition, working with VMA and knowing how […]

Updated: March 27, 2011 — 3:24 AM

DCAS-#003 (Scripted Installation of ESXi 4.1)

Today, while I was working on “uda2cm” I found some notes which I think it’s good to share them here. There is a lot of good post and notes on the net about scripted installation of VMware ESXi and I’m going to link some of them over here (those I’ve used myself): Virtual RealITy (by: […]

Updated: March 23, 2011 — 4:43 AM

UDA 2.x Config Maker

Yesterday, during my works with UDA 2.0 for exercising the “Script Installation” of VMware ESX/ESXi I thought it may be good if there’s a way for creating Templates and Subtemplates for this great utility, faster and more easier, so I start writing a page (web app) which going to generate Subtemplates and Templates for installing […]

Updated: December 12, 2015 — 8:12 PM

DCAS-#002 (Storage)

Base on my previous post, this would be another post in my VCAP-DCA Preparation series (DCAS). It’s about storage and how to add new storage (iSCSI) to the hosts. Condition: There is two ESXi 4.1 hosts with one NIC, one vSwitch (vSwitch0) and two VMKernel port (vmk0 & vmk1) and both have their local datastores […]

Updated: March 19, 2011 — 11:52 PM
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