Create snapshot including memory on ESXi command line

Categories: Virtualisation, VMware, vSphere

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: […]

Free ebook – Accelerating Digital Transformation with Containers and Kubernetes

Categories: Books, VMware

From the book: Container technology can help transform a company into a digital enterprise focused on delivering innovations at the speed of business. Containers package applications and their dependencies into a distributable image that can run almost anywhere, streamlining the development and deployment of software. By adopting containers, organizations can take a vital step toward […]

Free ebook – Cloud Management For Dummies

Categories: Books, Cloud, Virtualisation, VMware

Content of the ebook: Companies in all industries are responding to new opportunities to leverage big data and mobility to improve service and increase productivity. For IT teams, the switch to digitally driven business has big implications. Download this book to learn how to meet these cloud-driven challenges, including: Lifecycle management from deployment to maintenance […]

VMware vRealize Operations: Self-Driving Operations for Your Data Center

Categories: Virtualisation, VMware, vROPs

VMware Self-Driving Operations delivered by vRealize. VMware vRealize Operations 6.7 introduces several new and enhanced performance and capacity optimization capabilities to help customers adopt a ‘self-driving’ approach to operations management. VMware vRealize Operations delivers continuous performance optimization based on operational and business intent, efficient capacity management, proactive planning and intelligent remediation. It provides a unified […]

New VMware Configuration Maximum Tool

Categories: Virtualisation, VMware

VMware has retired the traditional Configuration Maximums Guides in pdf form. For vSphere 6.7 Maximums you will need to visit the new online tool: This tool has vSphere 6.0 to 6.7. It is a dynamic tool allowing to isolate component maximums, compare maximums, and export out maximums.