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

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New release of the healthscript is out.

Filed under: Scripting,Tools — A. Mikkelsen @ 7:39 am

We have released a new version of the healthscript (version 0.20).

This release includes several new information:
– Added Authentication information
–  Added Dumppart information
–  Added physical drive information
–  Added last 30 lines from /var/log/vmkwarning
–  Added last 30 lines from /var/log/vmksummary
–  Added last 30 lines from /var/log/secure
–  Added last 30 lines from /var/log/vmware/vpx/vpxa.log

I’ve also changed the script so that the output only shows the relevant information.

You can download the script at SourceForge.net. <Download>.
If you try the script and find some information missing, please let us know – use the project forum – and we’ll try to implement is in the new releases.

A. Mikkelsen

Monday, July 23, 2007

Configurating shared storage to use with ESX (ESX on Workstation 6 – Part2)

Filed under: White Papers,Workstation — A. Mikkelsen @ 8:37 am

Xtravirt.com has released a guide on how to configure shared storage on a Workstation 6 to use with ESX.

Also read “How to run ESX 3.x on a Workstation 6

Again Nice job.

A. Mikkelsen

Friday, July 20, 2007

How easy can it be to set up a iSCSI server?

Filed under: Tools,White Papers — A. Mikkelsen @ 13:03 pm

If you ever wanted to setup a iSCSI target to test HA and DRS in your ESX enviroment, and coulden’t find a good easy to use guide.
Look no further. Because sherold at vmguru.com has made it for you.


A. Mikkelsen

Virtualising Microsoft Exchange 2003 on ESX 3.0.x

Filed under: White Papers — A. Mikkelsen @ 10:23 am

Here is a whitepaper on performance and configuration of Microsoft Exchange 2003 on ESX 3.0.x


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Upgrading my test hardware.

Filed under: Hardware — A. Mikkelsen @ 22:34 pm

After running my ESX test enviroment with a single core CPU and one harddrive, for about two months, I desided that it was time to upgrade it. It was running a bit slow.

Since my motherboard supported dualcore CPU’s I bought a Athlon 64 X2 4200+ for about $200,00.
Also wanting to boost the disk IO i bought three 160GB Samsung SpinPoint S166 (This is just a test enviroment).

After adding the new hardware and reinstalling ESX 3.0.1 I was ready to see the difference, and what a difference it was.
Now the system runs smoothly and without CPU or disk IO bottlenecks.

I therefore recommend not running ESX with only one single core CPU.

You can see my hardware list and configuration here.

A. Mikkelsen

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The World′s First Virtual Appliance for Chargeback and Capacity Reporting

Filed under: Tools — A. Mikkelsen @ 9:38 am

How cool is this, just wat I been looking fore.

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