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Archive for the ‘VMware’ Category

Is memory ballooning a thing from the past or still current?

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/02

I wonder with the current memory pricing and amounts of memory that host machines have: is memory ballooning a thing from the past?

–jeroen

[Archive.isVirtualization: What is memory ballooning? – Quora

Posted in Hyper-V, Power User, Proxmox, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | 1 Comment »

Intel Sightings in ESXi Bundled Microcode Patches for VMSA-2018-0004 (52345)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/15

If you’ve installed this patch [WayBack] Intel Sightings in ESXi Bundled Microcode Patches for VMSA-2018-0004 (52345), then please read the article if your processor is affected by microcode updates in it.

To inspect which processor is in your machine, please see:

On my system, this was enough:

vim-cmd hostsvc/hostsummary | grep cpuModel
vim-cmd hostsvc/hosthardware | grep -w -A7 "cpuPkg\|cpuFeature" | grep "description\|eax\|ebx\|ecx\|edx\|vendor"

The above statements are based on:

I was lucky, but for now, ESXi has retracted it.

So please disregard my previous post VMware ESXi 6.5.0 Patch History.

–jeroen

Posted in ESXi6, ESXi6.5, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

SexiLog – better insight in VMware vSphere/ESXi logs

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/15

On my watch list. Hopefully by now they have more recent Kibana support:

[WayBackAny plans for Kibana 5 support? · Issue #43 · sexibytes/sexilog · GitHub

–jeroen

via: Matthijs ter Woord

Posted in Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

VMware ESXi 6.5.0 Patch History

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/13

Please do not install the below patches: they have been pulled because of an Intel Microcode problem.

See:

[WayBack] Intel Sightings in ESXi Bundled Microcode Patches for VMSA-2018-0004 (52345)

In case you have not installed this yet: hurry, as it contains the Spectre/Meltdown patches [WayBackVMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201801401-BG: Updates esx-base, esx-tboot, vsan, and vsanhealth VIBs (52198) containing [WayBack] CVE – CVE-2017-5715.

[WayBackVMware ESXi 6.5.0 Patch History: Keep track of VMware ESXi patches, subscribe by RSS, Twitter and E-Mail! – Brought to you by @VFrontDe

# Cut and paste these commands into an ESXi shell to update your host with this Imageprofile
# See the Help page for more instructions
#
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20180104001-standard \
-d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient
#
# Reboot to complete the upgrade

–jeroen

Posted in ESXi6.5, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

HOW TO: Fix the Error loading /s.v00 Fatal error: 33 (Inconsistent data) in the VMware vSphere Hypervisor

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/20

This happened to me when the USB stick that I ran ESXi 5.5 off broke down: [WayBack/Archive.is] HOW TO: Fix the Error loading /s.v00 Fatal error: 33 (Inconsistent data) in the VMware vSphere Hypervisor.

I didn’t follow the steps as I moved on to new hardware that required ESXi 6.5 update 1. In retrospect, I probably should have fixed ESXi 5.5 as the ESXi 6.5 Web vSphere UI – apart of having far less features than the classic Windows vSphere Client UI )is ridden with bugs. More on those bugs later.

–jeroen

 

Posted in ESXi5.5, ESXi6.5, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

 
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