I was looking for articles about time keeping in VMware ESX and stumbled over this one. It was writen i 2005 but after reading it it still much apply today. http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf
The authors behind the book “VMware ESX Server 2.5 Advanced Technical Guide” has made it free for download, because they are working on a new release for ESX 3.x. You can download it for free here.
Edit and add the following to the VMX file : scsi1.present = “TRUE” scsi1.virtualDev = “lsilogic” scsi1.sharedBus = “virtual” disk.locking = “false” scsi1:0.present = “TRUE” scsi1:0.fileName = “Shared.vmdk” Notice that the SCSI target is 1:0 and not 0:1 After this you should be able share the disk between 2 VM’s.
List information about a VM vimsh -n -e “vmsvc/getallvms” See a summary of the current host configuration vimsh -n -e “hostsvc/hostsummary” Enter maintence mode vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter Exit maintence mode vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit
Found this article on how to dispay usefull information in the logon banner. http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=73&Itemid=67 I love it. It’s always nice to be presented with information about your system A. Mikkelsen
Here is at BASH script to power off all active VM’s on a host. #!/bin/bash IFS=’ ‘ for vm in `vmware-cmd -l` do name=`vmware-cmd “$vm” getconfig displayname -q` state=`vmware-cmd “$vm” getstate -q` if [ “$state” == “on” ] then echo “Trying to power off $name….” output=`vmware-cmd “$vm” stop trysoft`… Read More »
Came accross this article on how to HOT clone a VM. http://smkelly.livejournal.com/66017.html
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
Ohhh, yes it is.. Take a look at this WhitePaper published by Xtravirt.com Nice job guys. A. Mikkelsen