A. Mikkelsen

VMware ESX scripts, commands, tools and other nice to know things that will make your virtualization days easier!!!!

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Yesterday I by mistake added the VirtualCenter servers local Users group to a folder in VC with ReadOnly permissions. This resulted in that I couldn’t delete or change any permissions on the folder. To solve the problem do the following (On a MSSQL2000 – should be almost the same on MSSQL2005): Open the SQL Server […]

A few weeks ago we were conducting a vRanger DR test of a VM (new host and new LUN). The VM was restored succesfull, but when we powered it on we discovered that it for some unexplaned reason had lost the SCSI0:1 (100GB) and SCSI0:2(300GB) VMDK’s. It had created two new 20GB VMDK’s instead. We […]

This isn’t new! But what is new, is that it’s now possible to run VM’s inside the hosts. The performance isn’t the best, but it’s OK for testing. Read the full article here.

Today i came accross this guide on howto move the Virtual Center database from one MSSQL server to another. Read the full guide here.. I know that this guide will be usefull when i next week have to do just that. Read my local copy here

Today i came accoss this handy little guide to boost performance of a VM. Disable the pre-logon screensaver: Open Regedit HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop Change the value of “ScreenSaveActive” to 0. Disable updates of the last access time attribute for your NTFS filesystem, especially for i/o intensive vm’s this is a real boost: Open CMD fsutil behavior […]

VMware has released the LAB guide for PowerShell from VMworld 2008 – Cannes. It is great for getting inspriation for scripts or just to learn how the PowerShell for VMware works. Get it here form VMware.com Or my local copy here.

Eric Siebert has writen a very good and explaining guide on how to troubleshoot snapshots on ESX 3.x. Virtualization administrators can use snapshots on VMware ESX to travel back in time and figure out what went wrong with their virtual machines (VMs). But what do you do when your snapshots start acting funny? In this […]

Ever wanted a XP installation disc that only had the bare minimum of features and the smalest foot print? The take a look at nLite and if you a a gamer also take a look at Game XP. You can find a guide to both Freeware programs here. Last week I created a new WinXP […]

Looking for a guide to upgrade your VMware ESX enviroment to ESX 3.5 and VC 2.5, then this guide from RTFM Education is a must read. http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?p=482

RTFM Education has released a quick guide for ESXi Get it here http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?p=476