Proxmox on VMware
May16

Proxmox on VMware

Proxmox on VMware KB ID 0001867 Problem In the wake of Broadcom doing its best to strangle VMware and its discontinuation of free ESX. I thought I’d look at the free alternatives. Previously I looked at Nutanix (and was not over enamoured.) So the next option is Proxmox. Proxmox Virtual Environment (Proxmox VE) is a robust open-source server virtualisation platform that merges two cutting-edge virtualisation technologies Linux...

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Nutanix on VMware vSphere ESX 8
May01

Nutanix on VMware vSphere ESX 8

Nutanix on VMware KB ID 0001866 Problem In the wake of Broadcom doing its best to strangle VMware and its discontinuation of free ESX. I thought I’d look at the free alternatives. The most obvious is Nutanix CE (Community Edition) which is both free, and lets you have up to 4 nodes – which is impressive, as Free ESX does not have clustering or access to vCenter. Honest Opinion: It’s very flaky, if you want a solution...

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Cannot Remove vCLS Virtual Machine
Apr12

Cannot Remove vCLS Virtual Machine

Cannot Remove vCLS KB ID 0001863 Problem I had a NAS box fail on me and the NFS share it was presenting to  my vSphere environment was no longer available. Which was fine, but there was a vCLS (vSphere Cluster Services) virtual machine in that datastore, that I could not get rid of, as the datastore was no longer available, and I could not remove the datastore because, (as far as VMware was concerned it had a VM in it). Solution:...

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HPE MSA Cannot See LUN?
Apr10

HPE MSA Cannot See LUN?

 Cannot See LUN KB ID 0001862 Problem I finally got round to replacing the SAN on my test network, I setup the new one via direct cable connection (10Gbps iSCSI DAC).  I created vDisks and volumes, presented those volumes. Setup iSCSI bindings in vSphere, all vanilla stuff. ESX hosts could not see the storage LUNS, they could see the SAN, but ‘add datastore’ showed me no available storage. Solution: Cannot See LUN Two...

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VMware Enable SSH (vSphere ESX)
Apr01

VMware Enable SSH (vSphere ESX)

  VMware Enable SSH KB ID 0000299  Problem Should you wish to get SSH (remote secure console) access to your ESX  hosts, you need to do the following. ESX Version 8 and Newer ESX Version 6.5 and Newer ESX version 5 and Newer ESX version 4.1.0 ESX version 4.0.0 and earlier ESX version 4.0.0 and earlier Solution VMware Enable SSH ESX 8.0 Directly on an ESX Host: If you have a stand-alone ESX Server running version 8.x, Log in via the...

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vSphere Adding iSCSI Storage
Mar26

vSphere Adding iSCSI Storage

vSphere Adding iSCSI KB ID 0001378 Problem iSCSI storage is nice and cheap, so adding iSCSI 10/1Gbps storage to your virtual infrastructure is a common occurrence. vSphere Adding iSCSI Solution (vSphere 7/8) Add a Software iSCSI Adaptor: Select the host > Configure > Storage Adapters > Add > Software iSCSI adaptor > OK. After a few seconds you should see it appear at the bottom of the list. Create a vSwitch and...

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