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Changing the IP address, default gateway, and hostname of the Service Console in ESX

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=4309499   Changing settings from the physical or remote console connection Changing the IP for the Service Console must be done from the physical console or through a remote console session. If you make changes through a network connection such as SSH, network connectivity to the Service Console disconnects because the Service Console’s network interface […]

HP & VMware Links

HP & VMware Links http://www.v-front.de/p/hp-vmware-links.html ESXi-Customizer http://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer.html Install VMware ESXi 4.1 from bootable USB stick http://techsup.corp.networkingtechnology.org/ntforum/index.php?topic=206.0 Driver Versions in HP supplied VMware ESX/ESXi images http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Eye-on-Blades-Blog-Trends-in/Driver-Versions-in-HP-supplied-VMware-ESX-ESXi-images/ba-p/82926#.U3TmQK3fzKc HP supplied VMware ESX/ESXi images https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPVM08 ISO to USB http://www.isotousb.com/

Adding vSphere

P2000-with-vSphere Initial iSCSI setup of the ESX/ESXi servers Networking for the software initiator Before SAN connectivity can be established a specific network configuration must be in place. To correctly enable connectivity, two VMkernel ports must be created and each configured to use a separate vmnic port. As a best practice, the VMkernel networks for iSCSI […]

VMware ESX VM Resurrection from flat.vmdk file

Recreating a missing .vmdk descriptor file on ESX. Access the ESX command line and navigate to the virtual disk (you can use putty) list the file in Virtual Machines directory: [root@esx03 ONLINEBACKUP]#┬áls -ltr *.vmdk you should see something like -rw——- 1 root root 107374182400 Jul 19 07:32 ONLINEBACKUP-flat.vmdk [root@esx03 ONLINEBACKUP]#┬áless *.vmx | grep -i virtualdev […]

Transferring the FSMO Roles via Ntdsutil

To transfer the FSMO roles by using the Ntdsutil utility, follow these steps: These steps works for transferring roles from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012. Log on to a Windows 2000 Server-based or Windows Server 2003-based member computer or domain controller that is located in the forest where FSMO roles are being transferred. […]