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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Configuring VMware Switch for NLB

For all those using Load balancing with VMware, you will need to configure a NLB portgroup to avoid port flooding. To prevent RARP packets being sent every time vMotion or powering on a VM, you will need to configure no notify switch on the required portgroups. If you are using unicast, you will also need... Continue Reading →

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"... Continue Reading →

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