Post Tagged with: "ESXi"

vSphere PowerCLI: Creating and Managing Aliases

vSphere PowerCLI: Creating and Managing Aliases

Are you using PowerCLI to automate or perform daily administrative tasks in your virtual infrastructure? VMware vSphere PowerCLI is snapin module for Microsoft PowerShell command-shell and scripting language which you often see installed on latest Microsoft Operating Systems. PowerCLI comes with powerful feature to create and manage aliases for built-in cmdlets for creating and managing […]

FlashSoft Introduces Application Acceleration Solution for VMware vSphere 5

FlashSoft Introduces Application Acceleration Solution for VMware vSphere 5

FlashSoft SE-V Applies Enterprise Flash To Accelerate Application Performance in Virtual Machine Environments Based on VMware vSphere 5 FlashSoft Corporation, the Flash Virtualization Company, today announced the immediate commercial availability of FlashSoft SE-V, the company’s solution for accelerating application performance on Windows Server in virtual machine environments based on VMware vSphere 5. The new solution […]

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 5.0

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 5.0

Vmware has relased Performance Best Practices for vSphere 5 and its available by clicking the download link below this short summary. This is a book designed to help system administrators obtain the best performance from vSphere deployments. VMware addressed many of the new features in vSphere 5.0 from a performance perspective. These include: Storage Distributed […]

How to Upgrade from ESX/ESXi 4.1 to ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 1

How to Upgrade from ESX/ESXi 4.1 to ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 1

Its been almost 3 months since VMware released an update for its vSphere 4 product. I’ve began upgrading my lab and clients and wanted to share this little how to guide to help you upgrade as well. So let us begin and prepare the host for an upgrade: vMotion all virtual machines from the host […]

Mapped direct-access LUN that is not accessible error

Mapped direct-access LUN that is not accessible error

On Vmware ESX or ESXi: If you are trying to Vmotion a Virtual Machine (VM) that has a Raw Device Mapping (RDM) attached, you may get an error message saying: virtual disk ‘hd1′ is mapped direct-access LUN that is not accessible. This error usually occurs when there is LUN ID mismatch across hosts. Here is solution from VMware […]

Overview of the Veeam Backup & Replication Software

Overview of the Veeam Backup & Replication Software

In my last blog I went through various hardware that we use for backup purposes and their specifications. Since I wrote that article, I’ve been busy testing and deploying Veeam Backup and Replication virtualization backup software along with Symantec BackupExec 2010 R2. I will post reviews and HOW-Tos on both but first I wanted to […]

Unable to connect to MKS: Virtual machine config file does not exist

Unable to connect to MKS: Virtual machine config file does not exist

If you have your VMs on an cheap iSCSI storage, chances are you’ve seen this error before in VMware vCenter: Unable to connect to MKS: Virtual machine config file does not exist When this happens, you cannot shutdown/stop or start the VM but VM IP address still remains pingable. Even if you to browse the […]

VMware Releases ESXi 4.1 Update 1

VMware Releases ESXi 4.1 Update 1

VMware has released Update 1 for its ESXi 4.1 hypervisor and it is ready for download. The following information describes some of the enhancements available in this release of VMware ESXi: What’s New The following information describes some of the enhancements available in this release of VMware ESXi: Enablement of Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) — […]