HA and DRS behavior in a 2 node Cluster.

HA and DRS behavior in a 2 node Cluster.

An interesting new DRS behavior was introduced with the latest Update 2 patch that I recently became aware of at a client.  If you have ... Read More

Backing up Virtual Machines using Vizioncore’s vRanger to a Data Domain

Backing up Virtual Machines using Vizioncore’s vRanger to a Data Domain

Here is a quick little comparison of the options available to implement Vizioncore’s vRanger product for backing up Virtual Machines to a Data Domain device.   ... Read More

ESX Console Tab in VirtualCenter

ESX Console Tab in VirtualCenter

Have you seen the Console Tab in VirtualCenter? This is a great little plug in by the folks who brought you Storage vMotion GUI.  You ... Read More

Uploading and installing patches with the VI Client

Uploading and installing patches with the VI Client

Although most ESX patches are now done through VMware's Update Manager but occasionally we will need up manually patch an ESX host.  Here is a ... Read More

BIG BUG in Update 2

BIG BUG in Update 2

Great News flash post @ Virtualization.infohttp://www.virtualization.info/2008/08/vmware-mistake-shuts-down-thousands-of.htmlBasically, any ESX implementation that is running ESX Update 2 (Build 103908) will not be able to power on or ... Read More

Killing a hung, Frozen, Dead or otherwise unresponsive Virtual Machine

Killing a hung, Frozen, Dead or otherwise unresponsive Virtual Machine

There are numerous ways to kill a Virtual Machine after it becomes unstable but my new favorite method is using the vm-support script.  This script ... Read More

VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 Goodies

VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 Goodies

Here are some other little niceties I have found after upgrading to VMware's ESX 3.5 Update 2. More little hardware facts : Service Tags are ... Read More

Missing Health Status

Missing Health Status

Timely posting by Duncan over @ Yellow-Bricks.com saved me some time at a client today when after upgrading to Update 2, the Heath Status was ... Read More

TechBlink.Com: Citrix Provisioning Server 5.0 (Project Charles) enters Release Candidate Status

TechBlink.Com: Citrix Provisioning Server 5.0 (Project Charles) enters Release Candidate Status

TechBlink.Com: Citrix Provisioning Server 5.0 (Project Charles) enters Release Candidate Status Good sneak peak on the newest Citrix Provisioning Server 5.0 from Jim Kenzig.  Read More