A. Mikkelsen

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

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Scott Drummond from VMware has made a super document describing how to read output from esxtop. http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9279

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.

“This first VMware® VMbook focuses on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) and is intended to guide the reader through the step-by-step process to set-up a multisite VMware Infrastructure that is capable of supporting BCDR services. The VMbook will provide very valuable insight into the considerations and design principles for a multisite virtual infrastructure data […]

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 […]