I found a great article from William Lam about how to build an Photon OS virtual appliance which includes OVF settings for configuration. During my initial tests I faced some issues like the virtual machine network did not connect properly and others. First I had changed the existing scripts to work with the vmware-iso …
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
[table id=3 /]
Create snapshot including memory [root@esxi:~] vim-cmd …
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 …
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: https://configmax.vmware.com/
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.
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