VMWare Archive

vSphere Data Protection: End of Availability

So VMWare have just announced that Data Protection is officially going to go EOA. Big deal or not? There’s always been mixed reviews of it, some people love it, some hate it. The announcement is HERE In the mean time I’m off to talk nicely to our Veeam account manager  🙂

Finding all VM’s with an ISO mounted.

If you ever need to find which of your VM’s have an ISO mounted here’s a quick PowerCLI command you can run. Get-VM | FT Name, @{Label=”ISO file”; Expression = { ($_ | Get-CDDrive).ISOPath }}        

Creating an SQL Cluster on VMWare

I’ve been working on a SQL cluster for a few weeks now and thought I’d share the build process for anyone that wants to do the same.   Configuration Differs depending on Single or Multi-host   Single Host – Multinode Creating the First Cluster node virtual machine. Create the virtual machine with the required specs.

vciInstallUtils.exe has stopped working – VMWare Update Manager Install

****Update this is still present in 6.5*****   Just a quick one this time. If every time you try and and install VMWare Update Manager you get the following error :- You may find this is due to your password having special characters in it 🙂   I recommend creating another account with only the

VMWorld Europe 2015 Keynote Video Day 1 and Day 2

Anyone looking for the Tuesday and Wednesday Keynote/General Session video can find it here. Tuesday –   Wednesday  

Interesting things to come with vCloud Air DR

After David Hill’s vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Technical Deep Drive (HBC5008) there certainly seems to be some really interesting features coming, both software and pricing! The only disappointing bit is there’s still no fix for the resizing of disks that are replicating, having to break the replication of a 600Gb machine, adjust the disk size

VMWare vCloud Air + Google Cloud Platform = Awesome

VMWare vCloud Air + Google Cloud Platform = Awesome. OK so its a bit early to proclaim this is the best thing of VMWorld but I’m really impressed with the vCloud Air Object Storage Platform. It’s lacking a decent GUI but I’ve no doubt it be here very soon. Also being able to say and

VMWorld 2015

Well, its that time again, VMWorld 2015 is here. Its been a busy morning, already managed to lose my pass, but managed to get to HBC6560-GD – DR as a Service on time, great session with @davehill99 and Roshni Pary. Really great session.

#Article on – Do Jumbo Frames Improve vMotion Performance? – Wahl Network

I’ve been considering this for some time, this was the final article that helped me decide, the idea is good but its not that straightforward! Do you want to drive further performance from vMotion with jumbo frames? This post covers some real numbers from performance based speed tests. Source: Do Jumbo Frames Improve vMotion Performance?

ESX 5.5 Host Disconnects 60 seconds after adding to vCenter.

ESX 5.5 Host Disconnects 60 seconds after adding to vCenter. Today I’ve been creating a new network for our ESX Hosts and encountered this error. I could add the host to vCenter but after a minute it would come up “disconnected” I could still access the host directly via web browser, sphere console and the TTY console I