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 turn any PC into a View client? Then take a look at this webbased View Client ISO creator – TinyCore Builder for VMware View (http://repurpose.vmwaredotg.com/). Create ISO Burn ISO If you want to boot from USB, I have great success using UNetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/), to convert ISO images to USB. A. Mikkelsen

When connecting some storage systems to vSphere, vSphere sometime doesn’t select the most optimal multipathing policy. I came across the above problem when adding an EMC VPLEX storage system to a  large vSphere 4.1 installation. vSphere selected the Fixed path multipathing policy. In smaller environments this isn’t normally a problem , but when a Fixed policy is selected in […]

In April VMware released their hardening guide for vSphere 4.1 (http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-15413) , now the have also released a free tool to check your vSphere installations against their hardening guidelines. The tool is called “VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere” – http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere-compliance-checker/overview.html

If you haven’t read or read about the must have PowerCLI book “VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration“, by Luc Dekens, Alan Renouf, Glen Sizemore, Arnim van Lieshout and Jonathan Medd, then you need to check it out. The book will show you how to automate your VMware infrastructure from vCenter to VM’s. Automate […]

A must have

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For all us VMware fan boys/girls this toolbar is a must… Download it from vmwaresupport.toolbar.fm

Yesterday we released version 49 of the ESXHealthScript. Kenneth Mazie. (kcmazie aka. kcmjr) has done a huge job in updating and adding new features to the script. Added automatic detection for ESX 3 or ESX 4 Added corrections for changes with ESX4 Added Cisco CDP info listing (from user Carson) Added corrections to v4 tomcat […]

vLogView by Xtravirt

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vLogView, helps you view and search all LOG files from each of your ESX hosts from a single application. For more info and the latest download, visit http://xtravirt.com/xd10132

Below solution is on you own risk. Download the Bios/Embedded Controller from IBM/Lenovo (Diskette version) Rename the file UPDTFLSH.EXE to UPDTFLSH.EXE.OLD Create a copy of QKFLASH:EXE and rename it to UPDTFLSH.EXE Boot the labtop from the diskette Follow normal procedure for updating BIOS/Embedded Controller DON’T TURN OFF THE PC OR REMOVE POWER When the BIOS/Embedded […]

Free virtualization fools

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David Davis has put together a list of what he thinks is some of the best free virtualization tools avaiable. VMware vSphere ESXi Free Edition and VMware Go VMware vMA, vCLI (or command-line interface), PowerCLI, and scripts from the vGhetto script repository such as vSphereHealthCheck Veeam Monitor (free edition), FastSCP, and Business View Vizioncore Wastefinder, […]

Many admins have upgraded to Windows 7 and gotten into problems when trying to install the vSphere Client. I have found a few guides to do a workaround, but the best guide is found at techhead.co.uk. http://www.techhead.co.uk/running-vmware-vsphere-client-on-windows-7 Thanks to Kiwi Si.