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Archive for the ‘Virtualization’ Category

Terry L@u’s blog: Manage non-domain Hyper-V servers (Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview) by Hyper-V Manager

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/11

One day I will need this: Terry L@u’s blog: Manage non-domain Hyper-V servers (Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview) by Hyper-V Manager [WayBack]

Via: Matthijs ter Woord

–jeroen

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Some proxmox notes: adding a new logical volume from a new HDD

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/01

–jeroen

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ESXi 6.5 Update 1: Anyone that knows how to edit the port groups of live VMs?

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/31

Anyone that knows how to edit the port groups of ESXi 6.5 Update 1 live VMs?

This worked fine in the C# based Windows vSphere Client, but not in the web-client.

When pressing Save, you get this error: Failed to reconfigure virtual machine [[vmname]]. The attempted operation cannot be performed in the current state (Powered on). - dismiss.

You have to edit because of This VM is attached to a network portgroup VM Network Fiber xs4all that doesn't exist. Edit this VM and attach it to a different network. Actions.

If seems a known issue at [Archive.is] ESXi Embedded Host Client – Bugs: #88 Error while editing a VM more than once, but it is unclear how these bugs are tracked and in which of the labs versions any of the bus are fixed ([Archive.is] ).

Screenshots:

Press Actions, then Edit Settings:

Press Save:

 

 

–jeroen

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What directories to backup on ESXi apart from the VMs? – Server Fault

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/18

What directories to backup on ESXi apart from the VMs? – Server Fault [WayBack]:

You may want to look at purpose-built VMware backup tools. You will be very disappointed if you treat an ESXi host like a Linux/Unix server.

Use the VMware backup commands [WayBack] from a separate station, and you’ll be left with a nice configuration tarball. I would find another approach for the actual VM backups.

Edit: Host-based example

vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/sync_config
vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/backup_config

This stores the config in /scratch/downloads:

# vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/backup_config
Bundle can be downloaded at : http://ip.of.esxi.host/downloads/52fd67ba-2fdf-9876-6651-46c3da638f1a/configBundle-centaur.ewwhite.net.tgz

Also see: http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2013/02/how-to-backup-restore-free-esxi-host.html [WayBack]

–jeroen

Posted in ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

People have been asking about the fact I use old Xeon boxes for my development…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/19

An interesting discussion on Xeon based 2nd hand systems that are way cheaper than new ones:

[WayBack] People have been asking about the fact I use old Xeon boxes for my development platforms (and indeed more). I want to cover what I use, why I use them, … – Alan Cox – Google+

I still run a couple of HP XW6600 workstations with [WayBackE5420 processors (of the [WayBackHarpertown family) to host VMs on. Works splendid.

–jeroen

Source: [People have been asking about the fact I use old Xeon boxes for my developmen…1919

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