I recently came across this issue in my lab after upgrading my vCenter Server from version 4.1 to version 5 and figured I’d blog about it. In this case I have a couple of hosts with configuration issues shown in the screenshot below.
Server virtualization changed the way IT has deployed most of its infrastructure for the last few years. Many companies are adopting a “virtualization first” policy because of all the benefits associated with virtualization. While most applications can be virtualized without any penalty to the application and user experience, there is still a worry about virtualizing everything. The top two areas of concern I see are security and performance for high I/O driven applications.
Shows how to add a esx host to vCenter 4.
Vmware has announced the release of vSphere 4.1. This is not a major version release but there are some major features being released in this .1 version. The list of new updates and feature are long so will go some of the most important or note worthy.
Here is a simple powershell script to collect some esx host information (Name, Version, Build, Manufacturer, Model, Cpu Count, Core Count, ServiceConsole IP, and Vmotion IP). This is a modified script I originally found in the vmware community.
This video show an HA cluster setup in vCenter 4 using Openfiler 2.3.
vSphere4 has a few tiers for licensing features but do the tiers make you cry? VMware vSphere4 has some really good additions to the product like Distributed Switch, Host Profiles, and Thin Provisioning. I am not totally heart broken over the different pricing options for vSphere4 but I do not completely agree with how the features are laid out in each tier.
There are two new videos showing the install of Vmware ESX4 and ESXi4. There is also some basic information about the esx4 and esxi4 products. Hope you find them useful.
This documentation was created to show the process for installing ESX server 3.x software from Vmware using a scripted install iso created with esxdeploy_u4.py (esxisobuilder) from thehyperadvisor.com.
This document is high level outline of how to setup and configured ESX 3.x Enterprise and Virtual Center 2.5 with HP cClass Blades (BL460c..