25 Apr 2008
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I had a problem in one of my DRS/HA Clusters where one ESX 3.0.2 host was unable to see an existing VMFS volume although the volume was in use by other ESX hosts in the cluster, and we confirmed that the SAN LUN zoning was done correctly.

I did have the option in the VI client to add more storage, and then select the LUN, but that would reformat the LUN and I would loose all my existing VM's on that volume.

The fix to this issue was to reset the LUN with "Resignaturing"...

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25 Apr 2008
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When configuring HA on an ESX HA/DRS cluster, the following error occurs:

Error detected on <ESXHOST>.domain.com in cluster <CLUSTERNAME> in <DATACENTER>: hostipaddrsdiffer: cmd failed: ft_gethostbyname and hostname-i return different addresses: <IPADDRESS> and <IPADDRESS>.

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24 Apr 2008
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We've managed to find a good candidate for a home ESX server solution. It’s the HP Proliant ML110 G5 – Dual-Core Xeon 3065 @ 2.33GHz. It’s a Mini-tower (4U) server that you can buy for about £220 inclusive of VAT, and it runs VMware ESX 3.5 like a dream...

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16 Apr 2008
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Mightycare Solutions have some handy tools for ESX Server and VirtualCenter. They have tools to patch ESX Servers(ESX-Patcher) and view space used and reserved by VM's in your VC/ESX Server(StorageView), and many more. All these tools are free to download.

 

Have a look at:

Mightycare Solutions GmbH

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14 Apr 2008
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I've been trying to find my local BT exchange to try and determine more or less what speeds I'll get from my Broadband connection. I've stumbled upon the following site that will actually map your exchange out on a Google map relative to your house. It's very handy indeed.

 http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php

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10 Apr 2008
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Courtesy: Virtualization.info (www.virtualization.info)

New month, new drama in the virtualization world. After the hot debate about the VMware ESX memory overcommit capabilities that involved Citrix, Microsoft and obviously VMware, this time is the turn of the virtual machine migration capabilities included in ESX and upcoming Hyper-V.

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Sitting in Madrid Airport waiting for my flight back to London. That 4am start this morning is starting to pull me… https://t.co/JPZIsH5JnZ
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