Today I have been asked how to create a snapshot directly on the ESXi host using vim-cmd including virtual machine memory. Quick example from my lab: Get the VMID of the virtual machine [root@esxi:~] vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms Sample output: Create snapshot including memory [root@esxi:~] vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create 124 “SnapshotName” “Snapshot Description” true true Create Snapshot: [root@esxi:~] Result: […]
The backup in the VAMI now contains a scheduler including retention policy: Example configuration: How it looks with multiple backups:
VMware has released a new White paper about ESXi IP storage troubleshooting. In this paper, we: • Describe how you can analyze packet traces to identify functional and performance issues in an ESX IP storage environment. • Compare packet capture alternatives, and explain why we recommend an inline optical network tap connected to a packet […]
VMware has released a new set of Light Board videos in the vSphere 6.5 playlist, you will find them here.
VMware has released vSphere 6.5 U1 Release notes: vsphere-esxi-651-release-notes vsphere-vcenter-server-651-release-notes
My current homelab contains 2x HP ML10v2, 1x HP Microserver Gen8 and 2 Switches (1 Mikrotik Cloud Switch 24 Port, Zyxcel 16 Port). This setup was sufficient for a long time. But due to the increased resource requirements of some VMware products and my activities with vROPs, Log Insight and other solutions I require more […]
VMware has just released a new technical white paper about performance best practices for VMware vSphere 6.5 It covers hardware for use with VMware vSphere, ESXi and Virtual Machines, Guest Operating Systems and Virtual Infrastructure Management. Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.5
I would like to receive push messages for triggered alerts from my vCenter. There is the possibility to execute a command when a alert has been triggered so I decided to write a script which will use Prowl to send push notification to my mobile apple device. I used Prowl already for other devices like […]