Categories: Documentation, ESXi, Storage, Troubleshooting, VMware, vSphere

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 […]

Show ESXi build details on command line

Categories: ESXi, Virtualisation, VMware

If you are logged into an ESXi per SSH you can display details about the build version using 2 simple commands. * vmware -vl * cat /etc/vmware/.buildInfo Example output: Using username “root”. The time and date of this login have been sent to the system logs. VMware offers supported, powerful system administration tools. Please see […]

Time to replace my Homelab – Part 1

Categories: ESXi, Homelab, HP, Virtualisation, VMware, vSphere

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 […]

NetApp NFS APD issues – reduction of MaxQueueDepth

Categories: ESXi, Troubleshooting, VMware, vSphere

If you face APD’s in your environment you can follow the KB below to possible improve the situation. When using NFS datastores on some NetApp NFS filer models on an ESXi/ESX host, you experience these symptoms: * The NFS datastores appear to be unavailable (grayed out) in vCenter Server, or when accessed through […]

Homelab upgrade and Options to install a SSD into the HP Microserver Gen8

Categories: ESXi, Homelab, HP, Uncategorized, Virtualisation, VMware, vSphere

I started to plan the upgrade my current homelab from 1x HP Microserver Gen8, 2x HP Microserver N40L and a Netgear 24 port switch. The only part which I will keep is the HP Microserver Gen8 it has already 16GB of memory and a HP SmartArray P410 with 512MB Cache module incl. battery. This machine […]