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Virtualisation VMware vSphere

Create snapshot including memory on ESXi command line

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: […]

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Virtualisation VMware vSphere Whats new

What’s new in vSphere html5 Storage

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Virtualisation VMware vSphere Whats new

What’s new in the VM Storge Policies Interface for vSphere Client 6.7

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VAMI VCSA Virtualisation VMware vSphere Whats new

Whats new in vSphere 6.7 VAMI: Backup

The backup in the VAMI now contains a scheduler including retention policy: Example configuration: How it looks with multiple backups:

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Documentation ESXi Storage Troubleshooting VMware vSphere

ESX IP STORAGE TROUBLESHOOTING BEST PRACTICE

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 […]

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Virtualisation VMware vSphere

vCenter Server 6.5 Light Board Videos

VMware has released a new set of Light Board videos in the vSphere 6.5 playlist, you will find them here.

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ESXi VCSA Virtualisation VMware vSphere

vSphere 6.5 U1 released

VMware has released vSphere 6.5 U1 Release notes: vsphere-esxi-651-release-notes vsphere-vcenter-server-651-release-notes

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ESXi Homelab HP Virtualisation VMware vSphere

Time to replace my Homelab – Part 1

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 […]

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Virtualisation VMware vSphere

New Technical White Paper – Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.5

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

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Homelab Scripts VCSA Virtualisation VMware vSphere

vCenter notification send push message using Prowl to iOS devices

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 […]