Category: VMWare

01/15/09

Permalink 10:43:32 pm by guy, Categories: VMWare, Windows , Tags: hiberfil.sys, w2k8, windows server 2008
I was creating a Windows Server 2008 template installation for our VMWare cluster the other day and noticed that the basic installation, before adding any server roles, seemed to use more disk space than I would have expected. I had never setup a 2008 S… more »

10/23/07

Permalink 11:26:29 pm by guy, Categories: VMWare, Random Stuff
Today we had our maintenance Dell service and support visit to do the contractual firmware, software, and maintenance updates for our Dell/EMC SAN and all it's associated connected devices. We installed our SAN one year ago and this was maintenance upda… more »

09/24/07

Permalink 10:15:05 pm by guy, Categories: VMWare, Random Stuff
If you use VMWare ESX 3, you probably have run into the intentional security setting that it has that disallows login using the root account when using ssh to telnet to your VMWare hosts. This is legitimate in that you can easily login using a lower pri… more »

07/14/07

Permalink 10:03:02 pm by guy, Categories: VMWare
Recently I had a VM on one of our ESX3 servers that I tried to start up. When I tried to start it it just hung. The VM didn't start but options to cycle power, start, restart, or shutdown were unavailable for the VM so I really couldn't do anything. I… more »
Permalink 04:41:08 pm by guy, Categories: VMWare, Windows
A common experience I have had and seen others need help with is the situation where you created one or more of your initial VMDK files too small. I always struggled with trying to create the smallest practical files for our expected needs. We don't want… more »
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I'm a generalist, at least if I'm honest. In my job I am primarily a developer, but also a sysadmin, and (as little as possible) technical support. I know a little about a lot of things, a lot about some things, and everything about nothing. Here I will post random learnings...

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