Category «VMWare»

To get system exceptions included in the optimization report you can change the thresholds. To edit the Scenarios, go to Analyze => Optimization Scenaios and click on the scenario names that have *** in front of the name.

Summary Checklist Check Virtualisation Technology is enabled in the BIOS Download and install latest version of ESXi Patch Configure (static IP, DNS, NTP, vSwitch, root password and license) Install VMA Configure Hardware Health Monitoring Step 1: Installation: Check that “virtualization technology” is enabled in the BIOS If you need to store files greater than 256GB …

How to setup SNMP for ESXi 4.1

You might want to look at my other article on how to monitor ESXi hardware using the VMware Management Assistant Licensing “VMware ESXi supports SNMP when licensed¬†with vSphere Essentials, vSphere Essential Plus, vSphere Standard, vSphere Advanced, vSphere Enterprise, or¬†vSphere Enterprise Plus. The free vSphere Hypervisor edition does not support SNMP.” http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1023990 The below article assumes …

Vmware Virtual Centre services do not start automatically after reboot

VMware VirtualCenter service does not start automatically after reboot Purpose In some cases a race condition can occur when the VirtualCenter Server service starts before the SQL database service it depends on is started. This article provides steps to prevent the race condition from occurring. Resolution This issue may occur if the VirtualCenter Server service …

General Virtualisation Tips

VMware: Before Virtualisation: Make a note of the IP info- e.g. open a CMD prompt and enter ipconfig /all > c:\ipconfig.txt Install the latest version of vmware converter Stop a appplication and database services Virtualising: Run vmware convertor. Resize drives if appropiate and choose option to install vmware tools. I also recommend changing the layout …