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: […]

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.


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 […]