Category: VMware

Update a VMware ESX 4.1 Host

To scan for updates esxupdate -m https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vmw-ESXi-4.1.0-metadata.zip scan Stage updates esxupdate -m https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vmw-ESXi-4.1.0-metadata.zip stage Enter Maintenance Mode vim-cmd /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter Apply updates esxupdate -m https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vmw-ESXi-4.1.0-metadata.zip update Exit Maintenance Mode vim-cmd /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit Finally Reboot reboot




VMware – Working with Snapshots (orphaned, broken VMDK descriptor file etc.)

Snapshots created via API (NetApp SMVI, Equallogic’s Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition, VMware VCB or VDR) occasionally get stuck. If you find an orphaned snapshot (ie – it is not listed in the snapshot manager but you can’t change the size of a vmdk / the provisioned size grayed out, or you happen to notice a -delta…




Configure Jumbo Frames on Hardware iSCSI HBA in ESX 4

Before you begin, check the names of the vmhba adapters on your ESX server. From the vSphere Client go to Configuration tab and click on Storage Adapters. Now, to set Jumbo Frame support (MTU 9000) on your hardware iSCSI HBA, follow these steps:…




VMware: Updating / Patching ESX Server

Okay, VMware patch day .. or, patch weekend. There’s this VMware update Service.. but we’ll take esxupdate – ‘the long way home’? not necessarily!…




VMware ESX / Virtual Center – Extend Virtual Disk

Ok, I’ve already written about extending a virtual disk in VMware ESX Server / Virtual Center here. I spent the last view hours exactly for that task……




How to: Extend / Expand Virtual Disk on ESX Server using GUI or command line

Today, a virtual disk of one of my virtual servers running on VMware Virtual Infrastructure 2.5 / VMware ESX Server 3.5  run out of diskspace. Why? Because 50GB are not enough to store all Patches, Microsoft Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) downloads and provides in the LAN… Since many people asked me about how to…