Project Onyx 2.0 is released

September 15, 2010 VMware released version 2.0 of its Project Onya Alpha. You can download and read more about Project Onyx on the projects home page. http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vsphere/automationtools/onyx?view=overview This project is a must have for all PowerCLI geeks 🙂

Downgrading ESX virtual hardware 7 to 4

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… Read More »

Configure IBM Blades (running ESX) and Cisco switches for failover

Using IBM Blades and Cisco switches to run your ESX enviroment? If yes, have you tested what happens if you unplug the network cables going into one switch? If you like me have bundled 2 or more cables going from one switch, to one backbone switch and done the same for the other switch, then… Read More »

Guest warning after upgrade to vSphere 4.1

After we upgraded to vSphere 4.1, the SCSI adaptor of all our WINXP guests changed from LSI Logic Parallel  to BusLogic Parallel. This change should normally not create any warnings or problems it VMware Tools are up to date. But after the upgrade all our WINXP guests got the following warning when powered on in… Read More »