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ESX 3.5 Virtual Switches From the CLI (esxcfg-vswitch) – VCDX Prep

Moving along with our series of esxcfg & VCDX related series of posts, we come to esxcfg-vswitch. The example we’ll work with here has us setting up a new virtual switch, adding an uplink NIC, adding a port group with VLAN 393, and changing the MTU. Ready? Here we go: Add the vSwitch: [root@ProfessionalVMware root]#[…]

Manage VMFS File Systems Using the CLI – VCDX Prep

Seems this is becoming part of a series. Like the last few posts, this one was also produced from objective 1.1 of the VCDX Blueprint, and is part of my exam prep. Task: Manage VMFS file systems using command line tools. Solution: [root@ProfessionalVMware root]# vmkfstools No valid command specified OPTIONS FOR FILE SYSTEMS: vmkfstools -C[…]

Configure an NFS Datastore From the CLI – VCDX Prep

Like the last post, this one also hails from objective 1.1 of the VCDX Blueprint, and is part of my exam prep. Task: Configure an NFS Datastore using command line tools. Solution: [root@ProfessionalVMware root]# esxcfg-nas esxcfg-nas <options> [<label>] -a|–add                Add a new NASc filesystem to /vmfs volumes.                          Requires –host and –share options.                         Use[…]

ESX 3.5 U4 Now Avail!

Can’t be much more descriptive than that. Check the release notes here. What’s New Notes: Not all combinations of VirtualCenter and ESX Server versions are supported and not all of these highlighted features are available unless you are using VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 4 with ESX Server 3.5 Update 4. See the ESX Server, VirtualCenter, and[…]

Exchange on VMware – Podcast, Webinar, and White Papers, Oh My

This particular topic comes up from time to time in discussions. Yes it is OK to run Exchange on VMware, and Exchange 2007 on VMware is a supported configuration… for more info, follow the links below: The Podcast – Wednesday, Jan 14, for another round of the VMware Communities Roundtable podcast The Webinar – Jan[…]