Storage

Get VM disks across datastores

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I find myself often having to move VMs around onto different datastores (due to upgrades and hardware migrations). I have found the best way to do this is to determine what VM is on what datastore and plan out where I want it to move to. This gets somewhat tedious if you have dozens (or […]

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Changing VMware advanced settings via Powershell

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I am in progress of adding more NFS datastores to my VMware cluster and realized that there is a max of 8 mounts in the default configuration. The blog http://blog.scottlowe.org/2010/01/31/emc-celerra-optimizations-for-vmware-on-nfs/ describes additional settings that should be changed when updating the number of VM mounts as well. So, how do you change some discrete settings on […]

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Custom Roku channels

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I just learned today that you can create custom channels for your Roku to stream your own content. Tonight I will be rebuilding my powered off Linux server and setting up the Roku SDK to try and stream video from my server to my desktop http://thinkcreatecomplete.blogspot.com/2009/12/stream-media-using-app-built-with-roku.html

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VMware maintenance mode from command line

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From http://xtravirt.com/xd10051: To enter Maintenance Mode, at the ESX console type: vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter To exit Maintenance Mode type: vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit To display whether the ESX Server is currently in maintenance mode or not type: vimsh -n -e”hostsvc/hostsummary” | grep inMaintenanceMode

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Creating and assigning EMC storage via CLI

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If your anything like me, you hate doing mind numing work. One of the tasks I have to do regularly is provision storage from our EMC array for VMware. I found the NaviCLI reference doc and identified the commands to provision and present the storage. Storage configuration:To balance the need for performance, size, and rebuild […]