Found out from VM/Etc and a few other sources today, that the recent opening of the ESXi 3.5 Update 3 API’s was an accident, and they’re going to be locked down again soon. That sucks.
Found this on Roger Lund’s site It seems that Edward L. Haletky has put together a wiki site with essential books and references for VMware Professionals. It’s pretty light so far, but he’s got an area for suggestions. VMware * Edward L. Haletky. VMware ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers. Prentice[…]
Because all one-hundred of these questions will come up, often, here is a link to VMware’s VIOPS Top 100 Security Questions. 25. How do you ensure that only certain administrators can connect to the ESX Service Console? (Dan Eason) Implementing TCP Wrappers ensures only certain IP address or Subnets can connect to the SSHD and[…]
What happens in 3 days? You know, don’t you? Well, I’m sure you do. That said, here are 3 ways to configure a vSwitch. (Yes there are more ways than this, but alas… one has to stick with the theme.). Using the Virtual Infrastructure Client: Using The VI Toolkit (PowerShell) Before: PowerShell: PS C:\>[…]
This can be used to enable ‘MSCS’ in a box, in a lab scenario, or any other sort of setup, where more than one VM will require access to the same disk. Careful here though, your file system will need to support this as well. Read on for more.
I will really have to install this soon to give a few examples as to how it all works. Until then, here are some examples from VMware’s VIX Blog team. Use case: Restarting a service on Windows. This one’s really easy so I’ll just show it without explanation. Example 3: Restart a service on[…]