Safe and Natural VMFS Enlargement! – Extend or Grow VMFS and Why You Should Care

Now that I have you at attention, let us take this time to talk of things. Important things. The things your parents never told you about VMFS. First let us start with some definitions, each of these will be taken in the context of VMware Virtualization using ESX/vSphere, and VMFS, but you knew that, didn’t[…]

Now This is Very Interesting – Open Source VMFS Driver!

Interesting indeed. Scott Lowe & Mr. Brambley already did an excellent write up, so I’ll spare you more boring reading. However, this opens up some further cool uses for VMFS. “This driver enables read-only access to files and folders on partitions formatted in the Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) by VMware. VMFS is a clustered[…]

Virtual Disk Damaged? – Basic VMDK Repair

You’ve got redundant power, a UPS, redundant hosts, redundant networking, etc. Yet despite your best efforts to make things solid, something happens. Disks get corrupt, files go away, Chuck Norris divides by zero, and in general “Bad Things” happen. What do you do when these “Bad Things” happen in the virtual world? Despite the inherent[…]