Category «VMWare»

Setup the vSphere Management Assistant

    The below article describes the initial stpes in setting up a vSpehre Management Asssitant appliance.   Step 1 – Download and Install   Go to the Vmware website and download the latest version of the VMA appliance This comes as a .zip file. Extract this file. You should get the files below You …

Deploy an ESXi via Dell Unified Server Configurator

  In the below example I am using the Dell Unified Server Configurator to deploy and operating system – in this case ESXi 4.1 When booting up the server press the F10 key to enter “System Services” This will launch the Dell Unified Server Configurator Choose the above options     I like to have …

Problem: libxml2 not found Problem: When you run a command you get the error: This application failed to start because libxml2.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. Solution: Have you just installed vSphere CLI? Try logging off and back on again.

Install Dell OpenManage on ESXi

This article explains how to install Dell OpenManage on ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 4.1 ESXi 5.0 This method shows you how to install this using the vSphere CLI. You will need to have this installed on your PC/Server. You can download it here. You can also install this using PowerCLI, via the VMA or using …

You can view the current policy by entering the below in the service console: esxcli nmp device list Use the below command to generate the instructions to set all LUNs to round robin: esxcli nmp device list | awk ‘/^naa/{print “esxcli nmp device setpolicy –device “$0″ –psp VMW_PSP_RR” };’ Copy the output and enter into …

Configure Multi-pathing with VMware & Equallogic

Requires vSphere v4 Don’t forget to enable jumbo frames first (esxcfg-vswitch -m 9000 vSwitchx – where x= switch number) Step 1: Setup vSwitch Create Vmkernal ports for each physical interface Step 2: Setup Vmkernal ports Specify each Vmkernal port to use a specific adapter Step 3: Bind vmkernal ports Bind each vmkernal port to the …

Troubleshoot crashes

VM crashes look in the vmware.log (and vmware1.log, vmware2.log etc) these are found in the same dir as the vmdk files NB – it is not recommended to have permant connections to host devices such as cdroms. ESX/vSphere crashes look in /var/log/vmkernal (& vmkernal1, vmkernal2 etc) use comment “less vmkernal”