Category: VMware

  • vSphere 6.5 Upload Fails

    Let me start by saying this:  I hate VCSA 6.5.  I hate the fact that I have to use Flash (which EVERYONE is dropping support for) to manage my enterprise environment.  Flash and Java… good riddance.  I didn’t even realize I didn’t have Flash installed until I had to manage this stupid thing and needed […]

  • argh! nic team/etherchannel with management port group

    A few weeks ago, I was banging my head on the table trying to get the management port group working on a nic team/etherchannel for a client.  They use Netgear switches, so I was kinda feeling my way through the GUI to make it work.  Everything looked right, but I still couldn’t get the stupid […]

  • Updating ESXi 4.1

    I recently went through the exercise of upgrading my standalone VMware ESXi 4.1 server.  The process is pretty easy. Grab the vSphere CLI from: Grab the relevant patches.  Make sure you select the correct version of ESX/ESXi.  I facepalmed when I realized I was trying to update using the ESX (not ESXi) packages and […]

  • OpenVPN and VMware

    Promiscuous mode needs to be enabled on the vSwitch if you are using bridge mode.  Remember that before you facepalm.

  • Adios Hyper-V R2, Part 3 (The End)

    I’m going to call this a successful migration with a couple issues: 1)  I didn’t/forgot to set the block size of the vmfs when I installed ESXi.  The default is 1MB.  This means my virtual disks are limited to 256GB.  Not a big deal for now.  I plan on putting a set of 2TB disks […]

  • Adios Hyper-V R2, Part 2

    The migration of my Hyper-V R2 environment to ESXi 4.1 is at the halfway point right now.  At this point, all the systems have been imported into VMware Workstation 7.1 that I have installed on my desktop.  The process didn’t go as smooth as I had hoped.  For starters, I couldn’t use the built-in importer […]

  • Adios Hyper-V R2, Part 1

    So I’m in the mood to upgrade my virtual server.  Right now it’s running some Phenom II Quadcore with 8GB of RAM.  There are 2 320GB disks in a Raid 1 using the onboard nvdia controller. The disk configuration was a big deciding factor when I was trying to choose between Hyper-V R2 or ESXi […]