Tag: ESXi

Removing vCloud Director Agent

This post would be compact/small version of my new page “vCloud Director – Uninstalling Agent” which showing all steps I toke to remove “vCloud Director Agent” from ESXi hosts. Summary of what happened in the past I had vCloud Director 1.5 and SQL database for it in my home lab which contain two “VMware ESXi 5.0” […]

Updated: February 17, 2012 — 5:57 PM

No Power Option

There are times which some VMs are freezing and in these situations there is no option for restart or shutdown. Today I got same experience and hopefully this time it was in my home lab, if it were in production … 🙄 Anyway, getting to the main point, in these situation admins may wants to […]

Updated: December 5, 2011 — 11:51 PM

ISO, Snapshot & Storage relation

Few days ago, while I was working on my home lab, I changed one of the NFS mounted shared storage on one of my ESXi 5.0 hosts. As this action happened only on one host, this different name start making some problems. One of these problem was the case of moving VMs from one host to […]

Updated: December 5, 2011 — 7:37 PM

Using VMware PowerCLI (#001)

After long absence, I’m back with some new posts which I hope they become useful one day. Code #001 (Disconnecting CD Drives): Last night, while I was looked for making some changes on my hosts in my home lab, I ran “RVTools” for checking VMs if they mounted any ISO images, so I can disconnect […]

Updated: November 28, 2011 — 11:48 PM

Migration to host failed with error

As I posted earlier, I have upgraded my lab from VMware vSphere 4.1 to VMware vSphere 5.0; during this upgrade (clean installation in some parts) I added 3rd NICs to hosts and created two vSwitch with one VMKernel for management and storage connection (multipathing) and one dvSwitch for some special VMs and features (FT Logging and vMotion). For […]

Updated: October 10, 2011 — 11:38 AM

VMware FT in Home Lab

Hi, I have upgraded my home lab hosts to the latest VMware ESXi 5.0 few days ago but yesterday I find the time to upgrade my vCenter as well; For some reason I cleaned up everything I made in past and did the clean installation. During this upgrade I bought and added second SSD Drive to […]

Updated: October 7, 2011 — 2:18 PM

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