NSX Edge – Find DHCP lease

By |2017-12-15T12:10:45+01:00December 15th, 2017|VMware|

NSX Edge - Find DHCP lease When you switch to NSX edge and you setup DHCP for you network, you find yourself wondering or looking for some IP address of a new device you hooked up. Since there is nog overview in the NSX interface you have to SSH into your NSX edge. So lets SSH with your favorite program into the edge (in my case I use putty) Then type the following: show service dhcp leaseinfo It shows you the ip address and much more of all your DHCP lease devices. For example. i hooked up a new Cisco [...]

Veeam direct SAN Access mode.

By |2016-10-26T12:43:01+01:00July 4th, 2016|Veeam|

Sometimes I still run into customer who don't use direct SAN access mode for backing up there VM's taking this from the veeam website (here) you still need to add iSCSI targets and disable automount in windows Requirements for the Direct SAN Access Mode To use the Direct SAN access transport mode, make sure that the following requirements are met: A backup proxy working in the Direct SAN Access transport mode can be deployed on a physical or virtual machine. A backup proxy using the Direct SAN access transport mode must have a direct access to the production storage via [...]

Creating low disk space alerts for the virtual machine guest file systems in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00June 1st, 2015|Vmware|

if your looking for a low disk alert then here is how you set it up To configure vRealize Operations Manager 6.x to generate low disk space alerts for virtual machines, new Symptom and Alert Definitions must be created. Creating new Symptom Definitions To create new Symptom Definitions perform these steps:  Log in to vRealize Operations Manager as a user with administrative privileges. Click on Content and then on Symptom Definitions. In the Filter box, type Guest partition and press Enter. A Symptom Definition named Guest partition disk space usage should be displayed. Select the Guest partition disk space usage [...]

Nested ESXi and EVC cluster – error adding ESXi to EVC Cluster

By |2016-10-26T12:43:02+01:00March 22nd, 2015|Vmware|

When you setup a home lab and you created nested ESXi host, then at certain point you want to create a EVC cluster to begin testing all features. but when you add an ESX host you get following error. 'The host's CPU hardware should support the cluster's current Enhanced vMotion Compatibility mode, but some of the necessary CPU features are missing from the host. Check the host's BIOS configuration to ensure that no necessary features are disabled (such as XD, VT, AES, or PCLMULQDQ for Intel, or NX for AMD). For more information, see KB articles 1003212 and 1034926.' To solve this [...]

How to get VM creation date PowerCLI script

By |2016-10-26T12:43:04+01:00December 23rd, 2014|Vmware|

I had a customer who wanted to know who created the vm and when so i started to look on the internet to see if anyone wrote a script already and some one did. so thank you Matt Bradford here is his script and i tested on my vmware vsphere 5.5 U1 home lab and worked without erros #Enter your vCenter Host below $vcenter = "your_vcenter_server" #Enter the CSV file to be created $csvfile = "VM_Birthdays.CSV" ################################ #Load the VMware Powershell snapin if the script is being executed in PowerShell Add-PSSnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Core -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue' #Connect to the vCenter server defined [...]

The Vmware VirtualCenter Service terminated unexpectedly – event 7031

By |2016-10-26T12:43:04+01:00November 17th, 2014|Vmware|

After a week of installing vcenter 5.5, I noticed the event 7031 in the system logs and the vi client keeps disconnecting every few seconds. the install was basic. only 2 esx host, vcenters server simple install on VM machine and arround 10 vm's. only thing I did in advance is installing sql 2012  express because the database limit is 10GB instead of 4 GB on sql 2005. So i started to investigate. First i though it was the update manager so i disabled the plug-in, next i uninstalled the IBM V3700 plugin. none of it worked. In the end [...]

P2V Windows 2000 server – vSphere 5.1

By |2016-10-26T12:43:05+01:00July 2nd, 2014|Microsoft, Vmware|

I came across a customer where 10 servers were still running on windows 2000 server I used VMware vSphere 5.5 so you can't use VMware convert 5 or higher because windows 2000 isn't supported anymore. here are the steps i made make sure all the windows 2000 server are on SP4 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=4127) and Update rollup 1 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18997) make sure you stop service that can cause problems ( antivirus, SQL, exchange, oracle,..) install VMware convertor 4.0.1 on your windows 2000 server install sysprep tools on the sever where you installed convertor 2003 : Path : C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataVMwareVMware vCenter [...]

Install Windows server ROK/OEM on Vmware

By |2017-04-13T08:28:33+01:00July 2nd, 2014|Vmware|

Install Windows server ROK/OEM on Vmware I know there is alot of other blogs about this but i always forget it until i look at the label and see ROK. but the blog is mostly a reminder for me, but feel free to use it Symptoms IBM Debug Assertion Failed! Program: x:toolsBIOSCHECK64.exe File: c:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0VCatlmfcincludeatlsmpstr.h Line:112 Expression: nRefs !=0 For information how your program can cause an assertion failure, see the Visual C++ documentation on asserts. (Press Retry to debug the application)" Lenovo HP Installation of Microsoft Software Products Sold by HP (as OEM) on Virtual [...]