Tag Archives: configuration

Shooting yourself in the foot is bad (Where are my swap files?)

vSphere by default stores vswap files (the files used when your host runs out of physical memory to allocate) with the local machines. However, you can choose (on a per VM or per-host basis) to direct all swap files to … Continue reading

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ESXi Troubleshooting with Users (SSH, local CLI)

In my last post I referenced ESXi Lockdown mode and how it affects access to ESXi servers. ┬áBut how do you get access to ESXi without using root? How do you add users to the local host and give those … Continue reading

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ESXi Lockdown Mode

Lockdown is a new feature for VMware ESXi 4.x. It adds security by restricting access to your ESXi hosts to either the root user on the local console or from a vCenter management server. With Lockdown enabled, the vSphere client … Continue reading

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VMware iSCSI multipath (Round Robin) for Equallogic Part 2

Must read update for Equallogic multipath vSphere5 multi-path walkthrough Update: tag all Round Robin LUNs in one script Earlier I posted an entry about manually creating what you need for iSCSI multipath on vSphere 4.1 with an Equallogic storage array. … Continue reading

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