Posts Tagged ‘Virtualization’

VMware KB1003797 – Unable to migrate: Virtual machine is configured to use a device that prevents migration

There seems to be a lot of confusion about vMotion and bus-shared VMDKs.  For the record, and from VMware, it is not recommended nor supported to vMotion your VM between ESX Hosts when using either Virtual or Physical mode bus-sharing. Please see the KB here. I know there are plenty that will disagree and have […]

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Scott Lowe moving to EMC

Even during an economic slowdown there are bright spots and opportunities.  Scott Lowe from Blog.ScottLowe.org is taking a new position with EMC as a VMware-Cisco Solutions Principal.  Congratulations to Scott! Scott has pledged to continue his already top-notch blogging, continuing in line with his new boss and another great blogger Chad Sakac. Read Scott’s post […]

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VMware ESX4 Update 01 Removed from Update Manager

If you are looking to update your ESX4 hosts to Update 01, don’t look in Update Manager.  VMware has removed the update because of a bug with the HP Management Agents preventing the update from completely successfully and rendering the host inoperable. From KB1016070: “Note: If you want to install the update, you must download […]

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VMware KB 1008886 – Unable to read partition from Add Storage Wizard

These are great instructions if you have received errors when trying to add a LUN to an ESX Host, and suspect that the LUN may not be READY, or write enabled these instructions can help you troubleshoot and/or fix the LUN. Read the KB here. If you are unable to re-write the LUN label, the […]

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VMware KB1005184 – Decoding ESX Purple Screen Error

VMware doesn’t use the “Purple Screen of Death” or “ESX PSOD” terminology in their documents so if you Google it, you won’t get directed to VMware.com and this document for this information.  I know in the past I have spent far too much time searching for PSOD information, so keep this link handy. This document […]

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VMware Patch/Maintenance Alerts Subscription

If you would like to receive VMware patching notifications, just go this page and enter your email address! Just enter your email here, and then select your Subscription preferences on the link they send you.

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What will your role be in the Cloud?: Virtual Insanity

Chris Everette, a Contributor to Virtual Insanity posted his thoughts on Cloud Computing and what it means to IT.  Read it here. This past evening, I had an email conversation with a former colleague who is on the development side of Cloud Computing.  Morgan Catlin, Vice President of IT for Valtira, and I discussed how […]

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VMware ESXTOP Learning Lessons: VMToday

Joshua Townsend of VMToday just posted an article about ESXTOP and Windows Perfmon that included some of the lessons he learned when working with these tools.  I found it interesting as I had just posted some information on ESXTOP and how to use it with Perfmon.  You can find my document post here. I absolutely […]

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