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Mass Hard Disk Creator (Ver 0.1)

Think about scenario which two or more hard disks should be created and added to a specific VM(s); there are multiple ways like using GUI (vSphere Client) or PowerCLI.   😉 If normal GUI (vSphere Client) going to be use, it would be a time-consuming process but when trying to do it with PowerCLI (automated […]

Updated: November 24, 2016 — 8:52 PM

Windows Server 2012 as Home Lab Storage Server

After long absence I’m starting my work on this blog and other projects. For the first post I’d try to summarize the step needed to install and configure iSCSI or NFS server by using “Microsoft Windows Server 2012” for home lab based on “VMware ESXi 5.x” but for step-by-step visual guide “Windows Server 2012 – File and […]

Updated: December 12, 2015 — 8:57 PM

Manually Updating ESXi 5.0 Hosts

This post would be compact/small version of new page ”ESXi 5.0 – Manual Update Guide” which showing all steps I toke to update one of my “VMware ESXi 5.0” hosts. First of all, you need to download and save patches from VMware Site to the datastore which is accessible by target host; in this case if […]

Updated: March 2, 2012 — 5:40 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

Data Center Disaster – Lesson Learned

Well, this post going to have some technical information but it’s more like a document on “what’s happened and what should do”. Our company has multiple “data center design and support” project and three days ago there was disaster in one of them. Customer site consist of: One “HP EVA 8400 – 2C4D” as storage […]

Updated: August 19, 2011 — 3:01 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-#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

DCAS-#001 (Lab Preparation … Network)

Again, I have new goal and I want to rearrange my home lab to meet the requirements for it. This time my goal is “VCAP4-DCA” certification and I have to use different kind of tools for preparation. As one of my PC stop working (one of my two Physical host – whitebox), I have to […]

Updated: March 19, 2011 — 11:13 AM

Project #01 (P.02)

Hi, It’s another post about my personal project which I mention before (link). Up to now we have installed 12 VMs (all have Microsoft Windows 2008 as guest OS, except one) on new server and trying to completing their configuration before start migration of old software, portal and database to new infrastructure. Our AD/DNS installed […]

Updated: February 16, 2011 — 10:31 AM
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