VMworld 2015 Europe – Day 2/3 roundup

To start the second Day off, I attended the second General Session where Sanjay Poonen recapped on the first days messaging “any application and any device”. VMware is focusing on providing a Digital Workspace with a strong focus on Consumer Simplicity and Enterprise Security. There was a considerable amount of messaging on VMware’s focus around… Read More

Boomerang – Creating VMware Hybrid Clouds – Product Review

Introduction Migrating Applications to the cloud can be a daunting process. As we move into an ever more IT dependent world, the requirement for agility and elasticity increases. Unitrends are a Hardware and Software Company that provide data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. Unitrends has created a product called Boomerang that allows VMware… Read More

The Rising of the Cloud – vCloud Air Review

Introduction The word cloud (also referred to as “the cloud”) is becoming one of the latest Technology buzz words used by both businesses and consumers in this ever changing technology market. So what does the term “cloud” or “the cloud” mean? Cloud services simply refers to a type of internet based computing where different services are delivered to an organisation/consumer’s computers… Read More

Load Balancing VMware Log Insight With KEMP’s LoadMaster Part 5 – Forward Log Events to Log Insight vSphere Client

This is a short post leading on from part 4 showing how to configure the Forwarding of Syslog’s to the Log Insight Cluster. It is a fairly simple process to forward syslogs to Log Insight using the Client Interface. Go to the Configuration Menu under the ESXI Server, select Advanced Settings: Under Syslog.global.logHost enter the… Read More

Load Balancing VMware Log Insight With KEMP’s LoadMaster Part 4 – Forward Log Events to Log Insight Using ESXCLI

This Article will show you how to forward Log Events from the ESXI Host to Log Insight. In Part 3, we configured a Load Master to load balance Syslog Traffic between all the Master and Worker nodes. We are going to use the UDP Virtual Service to forward syslogs to the Log Insight Cluster. We will be using… Read More

VMware image customization is in progress on VM Reboot Server 2012

During a Proof of concept build for a customer, I have run into a issue where the VMware image Customization is in progress on the start or reboot of a Virtual Machine after deploying from Template.   To remove this, you will need to remove the line SysprepDecrypt from the registry. HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\   Delete SysprepDecrypter.exe… Read More

Upgrading ESXI 5.1 to 5.5 – The Shell Way

vSphere 5.5 was released on the 22nd of September and I thought it would be a great time to test out the upgrade/update from the command line. Connect to the Shell using your preferred Terminal tool (putty). Before going a head with this I would check that the update has all the required VIB’s for… Read More

Enable VMware Guest Copy and Paste

Just a quick post to show how to enable copy and Past on VMware vSphere Guest. You would need to add the following to the configuration parameters…. isolation.tools.copy.disable    false isolation.tools.paste.disable   false   You can also do this in ESXI Shell: ~ # ls ln /etc/VMware ~ # vi /etc/vmware/config add: vmx.fullpath = “/bin/vmx” isolation.tools.copy.disable=”FALSE” isolation.tools.paste.disable=”FALSE”… Read More

Configuring Routing on ESXI Shell

A quick post to show how to create and view routes on a ESXI Host: The following cmd shows the list of options: esxcfg-route -h To set the VMkernel  default gateway: esxcfg-route -a default <IP address> or esxcfg-route <IP Address> To view the arp table: esxcfg-route -n To add a route:  esxcfg-route -a 192.168.100.0 255.255.255.0… Read More

Configuring vSphere HA Isolation Responces 5.1

When carrying out maintenance on Vcenter it is important to disable Enable Host Monitoring. You can also configure advanced isolation response address’s.  for more information, please see VMware’s support document : http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/documentLinkInt.do?micrositeID=&popup=true&languageId=&externalID=2033250

Vcenter 5.1 not starting on server 2012

After installing Vcenter on a server 2012 I received the following message: To fix this you will need to edit the registry: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpxd and the Open the DependOnService key and remove ProtectedStorage from the list Remove the ProtectedStorage from the list , click ok and exit out of the registry. Reboot the server and Vcenter… Read More