Monthly Archives: September 2009

32-bit ODBC DSN required for vSphere running on 64-bit OS and MSSQL

Last week I upgraded a Virtual Center server from Win2003 & MSSQL 2000 (32-bit) to Win2008 & MSSQL 2005 (64-bit). During the installation of vCenter it asked for a 32-bit ODBC even though all the new systems was running 64-bit. After a some time on Google i found that Windows 64-bit also includes a 32-bit… Read More »

Partitioning you ESX host (vSphere)

Duncan Epping has released a great post on how to partition your ESX 4.0 (vSphere) using scripting and the grafical installer http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2009/05/27/partitioning-your-esx-host-part-ii/ You cannot define the sizes of the /boot, vmkcore, and /vmfs partitions when you use the graphical or text installation modes. You can define these partition sizes when you do a scripted installation.… Read More »

Ever wondered it you ESX servers are hardened enough

Have you ever needed to document how secure your ESX servers are. If the answer is yes then take a look at these free fools (Compliance Checkers) from ConfigureSoft.com. http://www.configuresoft.com/compliance-checker.aspx If the answer is no I would sugest you took a look at the tools anyway…… Compliance Checker for VMware ESX, checks the compliance of… Read More »

A must have for anyone using PowerShell to control VMware

VMware have released a demo on YouTube that shows a “must have” for PowerShell users who automate and manage vSphere and vCenter through PowerShell. The project is named “Onyx” and works like a middelware between the vCenter Client and the vCenter Server. Onyx is unfortunately still in a private beta and therefore not acceble to… Read More »

VCP vSphere (VCP410) practice exam

Simon Long has posted a great test exam for the VCP410 exam. I used it to study for mine. http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/vcp-vsphere-4-practice-exam/ Also take a look at Somins study notes. http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/vcdx-study-notes/ Another great and very usefull help is to use and memorize the vReference Card. http://www.vreference.com/ Thanks to VCP for the below study sites http://www.passguide.com/vcp-410.html http://www.vcp-410.com And not… Read More »

Passed VCP410

Yesterday I passed the VCP401 exam with 375 points. I feel that the exam was harder than the old exam (VCP310). Think VMware has realized this and dropped the target for VCI from 400 to 350 points.

Category: VCP