compare CPU for VMware or other

By |2016-03-10T19:34:27+01:00February 14th, 2015|Vmware|

As a senior systems engineer i took the responsibility to also design VMware environments. So far it been a lot of fun but also sometimes a lot of headaches. Since some customers insist to keep prices low they choose for low CPU like E5-2609 but I prefer the E5-2620 v2 or higher for basic virtualization. so I found I site to compare all the CPU. I think its pretty good one so you can get some stats to tell to your customer why you should take higher CPU level. here is the compare of E5-2609 v2 and a E5-2620 v2 Compare [...]

VMware ESXi unresponsive

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00February 13th, 2015|IBM, Vmware|

Did you ever run into an unresponsive ESXi hosts? well I did this month and it gave me a lot of headache this past weeks I want to share my finding so others can learn from it and also solve it faster and not to have to restart your hosts and all your VM's. So let me tell a little bit of the environment. The customer had a IBM blade H chassis and 3 HS23 blade each 48 GB. All blades are connecting to a fiber IBM DS3524 and for replication we chose for an iSCSI qnap system to keep it cheap. [...]

Vmware product build nubers

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00February 13th, 2015|Vmware|

Ever wonder what version of vmware vsphere you running or what verion your ESXi host is? here a short overview of 5.5 products Version Release Date Build Number Installer Build Number ESXi 5.5 Patch 4 2015-01-27 2403361 N/A ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 5 2014-12-02 2302651 N/A ESXi 5.5 Patch 3 2014-10-15 2143827 N/A ESXi 5.5 Update 2 2014-09-09 2068190 N/A ESXi 5.5 Patch 2 2014-07-01 1892794 N/A ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 4 2014-06-11 1881737 N/A ESXi 5.5 Update 1a 2014-04-19 1746018 N/A ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 3 2014-04-19 1746974 N/A ESXi 5.5 Update 1 2014-03-11 1623387 N/A ESXi 5.5 Patch [...]

None of the cells have a vCenter proxy service running

By |2016-10-26T12:43:03+01:00February 2nd, 2015|vcloud director, Vmware|

Today i wanted to create a new tenant and its vApps but i ran into "failed to deploy vApp...". after searching the internet i came across similar problems but they all involved cleaning up QRTZ table, and "none of the cells have vCenter proxy running." error. So I checked my vcell and yes I had the same error. I'm pretty sure I know why, I had this error. 2 weeks ago I updated the windows OS on my vcenter and rebooted it without shutting down my cells first. VMware has a KB for this but all it says is to contact support. KB1035506 [...]