A. Mikkelsen

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

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Ever wanted to see how many DRS VMotion your ESX enviroment is generating? Using the following query you can extract the requried information from the VC database. SELECT vpx_event.event_type, vpx_event.vm_name, vpx_event.create_time from vpx_event where event_type like ‘%migrate%’ (Thanks to: Dave.Mishchenko http://communities.vmware.com/message/969563) Also see http://www.gabesvirtualworld.com/?p=69 for an idear to what you can do with the information […]

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 […]

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

Duncan over at YelloBricks.com posted a nice easy howto on renaming a VM from within VC and from the service console. There are a couple of ways to rename a Virtual Machine, but there are two in my opinion that stand out: Shutdown the VM Rename the VM in VirtualCenter Migrate the VM and move […]

The people over at Lostcrations have created the first known third party plugin to VC 2.5. It enables you to SVmotion your VM’s VMDK’s between different storage locations Take a look at it http://www.lostcreations.com/code/wiki/vmware/viplugins/svmotion

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At work we use vRanger to take DR snapshots of all our VM’s (more than 370). We decided that we would only snapshot drive 0 and use a TSM client to backup tha data in each VM and that the snapshots were only to be taken outside working hours. These choices gave us some problems […]

René vd Linden  at www.renevdlinden.nl has released a excel sheet that can be used to document and update roles and permissions in VC. It look very easy and straight forward. http://www.renevdlinden.nl/wordpress/2008/01/04/vmware-vc-roles-permissions/ A. Mikkelsen

Over the past 2 weeks i have been playing around with the VIperlToolkit and discovered hwo easy and powerfull it is. Some of the scripts i have created is avaiable for download in the Download section of this site. I first came accross the VIPerlToolkit about 8 months ago when looking through www.run-virtual.com. I got […]

The people at www.virtualization.info have put together a list of the new features in ESX 3.1.0. http://www.virtualization.info/2007/08/vmware-esx-server-31-virtualcenter-21.html The only thing now is when will it be released. A. Mikkelsen

Someone informed me on this very usefull add-on for Virtual Center 2.x. VCplus           – http://www.run-virtual.com/?page_id=184 Haven’t tried it myself yet, but i will during next week. I think that this add-on is a step in the right direction. Mayby VMware should implement this add-on in VC. Nice job Richard …. Keep it up…. A. Mikkelsen