Customer called me to ask how they could easily migrate their existing vCenter to a new vCenter including all distributed vSwitches. They were moving from vCenter 4.0 to vCenter 4.1 and at the same time creating an AD intergrated vCenter and moving from physical to a virtual vCenter. The upgrade path would be a difficult […]
Today a customer asked me about a specific issue he has in his vSphere environment. They are running a VM that monitors network traffic and they want to make sure the VM is running on esx-1 unless esx-1 goes into maintenance mode. Easiest way to do this would be to place the VM on host-1 […]
In my home lab it sometimes happens that I lose power and then my Iomega IX4-200D will reboot. Often, the ESX hosts I run in my lab have trouble reconnecting to the NFS share on the IX4-200D which will cause my primary VMs to fail. Both my domain controllers, vCenter server, SQL Server and Exchange […]
When I was writing an installation document on vSphere I thought and have some friends on twitter check the doc and comment on it. I received a lot of responses and decided to make a blog post out of it, so here it is.
Something I have been wanting since Virtual Center 2.5 / ESX 3.x is VLAN permissions. I would like to be able to allow certain admins to connect VLANs (actually to be 100% correct I should call them portgroups) to a VM, but for example for the DMZ VLANs I would only like to assign a […]