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When you upgrade your vSphere environment you normally also upgrade the VM’s virtual hardware to version 7, to take advantage of the new features. This is pretty normal procedure for all VMware admins. But in some very very rare cases you might need to move a VM upgraded to hardware version 7, to a host […]

Just found this very interesting article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1013109 describing a problem with Windows 2008 and ESX 4 virtual hardware version 7. In short the article states that you might have the disks go offline in a Windows 2008 VM if you Upgrade virtual hardware from version 4 to 7 Installing a new VM with virtual hardware […]

Today when I needed to upgrade my VC database from MSSQL2000 to MSSQL 2005 i came upon these quick guides. http://blog.core-it.com.au/?p=27 http://spininfo.homelinux.com/news/VirtualCenter/2008/01/06/Howto_Move_Migrate_Design_VC_DB_from_SQL2000_to_SQL2005__

If you want to perform an offline upgrade of an ESX 3.x host to the new vSphere  host there are a few ways. Using a DVD: /root/esxupgrade.sh storage1 Using the DVD ISO: esxupgrade.sh -i /vmfs/volumes/storage1/esx4.iso /vmfs/volumes/storage1 storage1 – should be a VMDK local datastore attached to the host. storage1 – should be at least 8.4GB […]

Read this post before upgrading.

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

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

Just stumbled upon this nice tool to do SVmotion from a Windows server http://communities.vmware.com/thread/122847?tstart=0 A. Mikkelsen