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- Moving VMs from ESX to Workstation
- Moving a vmnic from vDS to vSS at the host commandline
- VMware: Repairing orphaned ESX snapshots
- NetApp port descriptions and what to do with e0M, SP and ACP
- PSExec command-line parameters
- NSX, BGP, ECMP quick hits
- NSX distributed logical router appliance Part 1
- My snapshots are where?
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Tag Archives: ESX
Way back when I wrote about the “Observed IP Range” information reported for physical NICs in v5 hosts. I noted among other things that the field seems to be populated by a process that runs at boot time or when … Continue reading
Heard a question the other day in regards to changing virtual machine reservations on the fly and the resulting impact on the size of the swap (.vswp) file. Every running virtual machine on a VMware ESX/i host has a .vswp … Continue reading
Disk alignment is a known problem in virtual environments. Older guest OS (primarily Windows before 2008 tho *nix has the same issue) would start their partitions slightly off the boundary which could cause an increased amount of IOPS. You can … Continue reading
iSCSI Multipath Post 1 (basic) iSCSI Multipath Post 2 (Equallogic script) iSCSI Multipath Post 3 (vSphere5) I found a script at VMware’s PowerShell blog about setting all your LUN Path Selection Policy’s to Round Robin. This is a great trick … Continue reading
I wrote a post a while back detailing a few ways to correct “stuck” snapshots – delta files that existed on the datastore but were not reported by the GUI. vSphere 5 has a new method of removing them straight … Continue reading
So VMware has revised licensing, you can now allocate 96GB or RAM to VMs per EnterprisePlus license, 64 for Enterprise and 32/CPU license for all other levels. It’s been confirmed you can also manage multiple vSphere license levels from one … Continue reading
So VMware has caused considerable consternation and gnashing of teeth over their new licensing structure. (see Twitter and other places I listed before)
Blog post in two parts, a review of licensing in vSphere5 and then the point of the post regarding the mechanisms of adding additional licensing to a vSphere5 server.
I’ve seen a few cases where storage devices (specifically iSCSI or FCP datastores) return a gray “unknown” for a status: