In the fallout of the Meltdown and Spectre flaw disclosures, we’re beginning to see various tools role out updates to help alert admins to needed patches. Runecast Analyzer is the latest to offer such insights.
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: The first thing I wanted to look at was my vCenter plugin URLs. These are the addresses used to talk with the plugin. If they were hard coded using an IP address, they’d need to be updated to either a new IP address or a DNS name. I figured […]
Brandon Riley of virtual insanity comments: NTP. How can I explain it? I’ll take you frame by frame it. I’m sure that no readers of Virtual Insanity would ever neglect to setup NTP properly on every single ESXi host. But occasionally, our NTP source hiccups, or something happens to skew the time. Recently I found […]
This is just the sort of cool technical tip that saves your bacon when it’s lodged somewhere in your mind: What happens when the VMware ESXi RAMdisk gets full? Here’s Tom Howarth’s account…
With the release of VMware’s vSphere 5 product, the addition of the vCenter Virtual Appliance has been a welcome addition to management options. However, vCenter Virtual Appliance includes DHCP and TFTP functions that can be used for a PXE installation environment. Read on for instructions on using the vCenter Virtual Appliance as a PXE host for ESXi host installations!
Like everyone else, I have been reviewing the Release Notes for the latest Update 1 release of vSphere 4.1, but I decided to point out specific fixes that will make full image VM backups better for everyone. Note that I work for Veeam Software, but the fixes I am referring to are all VMware resolved issues that surface from time to no matter what backup solution you use. There are numerous other fixes and impovements in the U1 release, but, since most of my world is backup these days, these particular items â€œpopped outâ€ at me.
Over the past few days I’ve been looking into deployment tools to help me deploy a large amount of ESXi Host’s in a short space of time. One of the tools I’ve been looking at is VMware Auto Deploy
Many people don’t know that it’s recommended to use a syslog server with ESXi. As an alternative, they can use an application built in to vMA called vilogger.
Just a quick post about using ESXTOP with VMware ESXi. Obviously in ESXi there is no Service Console so we have to use the vMA (vSphere Management Assistant) to help us.
They say that you learn the most when you make mistakes and things go wrong.Â Well, last night I certainly must have learned a lot.Â What started as a simple physical re-organisation of my hardware turned into a rebuild of my production VMware ESXi server – finishing at 1am.