The new version of vSphere brings some major improvements to the vCenter management end of things, the main thing is that it is now a highly available solution (previously reserved for vCenter Server Heartbeat – a separate, now EOL, product VMware offered) that can run in two modes. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for […]
It’s the time for another VMWare public beta, bound by NDA but there are some VERY exciting features! Sign up here. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
Multi-NIC vMotion is a no-brainer configuration for performance: Faster maintenance mode operations Better DRS load balance operations Overall reduction in lead time of a manual vMotion process. It was introduced in vSphere 5.0 and has improved in v5.5 – so let’s get into how to configure it (we’ll be using the vSphere Web Client because […]
So you’ve downloaded all the new VMWare 5.5 goodies and you want to upgrade your vCSA install to v5.5 – this is a little more involved than you may think, however it is very much worth the effort: In vSphere 5.5, the vCenter Server Appliance limitations have been extremely raised when using the embedded database: Previous […]
Recently had a problem were Veeam was giving bother on one VM that had a dedicated datastore, not allowing hot-add virtual appliance mode to work. I originally thought it was a problem with CBT (changed block tracking) so I disabled that, with no luck, as it transpires there were a few (all datastore formatting related) […]
Some things should be simple, shrinking a thin provisioned virtual disk should be one of them, it’s not. N.B. This will just reduce the VMDK’s usage on the VMFS datastore NOT resize the “provisioned size” of a thin disk. To shrink a VMDK we can use an ESX command line tool “vmkfstools”, but first you […]
I have had the need recently to expand a LUN on a Dell MD3000i SAN to above 2TB that is presented to VMWare ESX 5.1 hosts. There are a few caveats here: Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!