Archive for the ‘VMWare/ESX’ Category

Cloned Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine fails to boot with the error: autochk program not found – skipping AUTOCHECK

To workaround this issue on previous versions of ESX/ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.0: Power down the source virtual machine. Backup the .vmx file of the source virtual machine. Change the value of the disk.EnableUUID parameter to False. For more information, see Tips for editing a .vmx file (1714). Save the changes made to the .vmx file. Clone the virtual machine again. If these steps […]

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 […]

Binding All NIC And iSCSI Port Pairs To a Single vSwitch

In an iSCSI setup (software initiator or HBA), if your host has more than one pNIC, there are two types of configuration you can build. First one a two vSwitches type of configuration where you have a separate vSwitch for each network adapter and VMKernel iSCSI port pair in a 1:1 mapping as shown on the picture below, The […]

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]# ls -ltr *.vmdk you should see something like -rw——- 1 root root 107374182400 Jul 19 07:32 ONLINEBACKUP-flat.vmdk [root@esx03 ONLINEBACKUP]# less *.vmx | grep -i virtualdev […]

VMWare Fusion Change vmnet1 IP address

You can change ip address using ifconfig command itself. You can use Terminal. you will need permission to change the IP, use su Shirajs-MacBook-Pro:~ shiraj$ su Password: sh-3.2# To set IP address, enter command: # ifconfig vmnet1 netmask up # ifconfig vmnet1   you can change the /Library/Application Support/VMWare Fusion/vmnet1/dhcpd.conf and have […]

Recover config vmdk file

You can copy a xxxx.vmdk file from another vmdk. Then edit it, and make sure it points at the correct xxxx-flat.vmdk. You should also make sure the “# Extent description” is correct. If you run “stat xxxx-flat.vmdk” it will tell you how many cylanders example # stat xxxx-flat.vmdk File: `xxxx-flat.vmdk’ Size: 8589934592 Blocks: 19777219 IO […]

P2V (virtualise) Linux box with VMware Converter

For those you who are looking for the comprehensive details steps of how to P2V a linux box with VMware Converter. Pre-requisites: Have the Linux installation Boot CD1 handy. You should purchase VMware Converter Enterprise license. 1. Download VMware Converter Enterprise latest version and burn it to the CD. I used version 3.0.2 update 1. […]