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vSphere HA Does Not Use vMotion

You could have VMHosts running without a vMotion network and with DRS disabled. HA does not use vMotion to power on VMs.

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vSphere 5.5 Backup and Restore

List of what should be backed up There is some overlap between components listed below – some are within the vCenter database, but should still be exported separately (such as vDS’s). Other components can be disregarded if you have VM-level backups that can perform file-level restores. This is not a complete list, but it might […]

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Powershell Training–Beginner

Table of Contents ·        Working with the script editor ·        Powershell File Types ·        Code Comments ·        Variables o   Assigning data to a variable o   Running Scripts o   Running Scripts – continued o   Assigning data to variables – continued ·        If-Else Statements ·        Looping ·        Getting Help ·        Pipeline o   Out-GridView, Out-Null o   ForEach-Object o   […]

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VMware General Notes

Below is a collection of general VMware notes. Some of it references functions from the VMware Module Library. Table of Contents Fix – Identifying Mismatched HBA zoning Fix – vMotion “Operation Timed Out” error (ESX 4.1 Classic) Fix – Datastore mismatches (showing “[]” as the VMDK path in the VM properties) – ESX 4.1 Fix […]

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VMware Module Library

This is a collection of useful PowerCLI functions that various people have created. Below is a summary. I plan on updating this over time so feel free to bookmark it if you find it useful. VMware Module Library Table of Contents “Function Get-MotionHistory” Returns the vMotion/svMotion history “Function Get-VIEventPlus” Returns vSphere events “Function Get-VMAdvancedConfiguration” Lists […]

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vSphere 5.0 Backup and Restore

List of what should be backed up There is some overlap between components listed below – some are within the vCenter database, but should still be exported separately (such as vDS’s). Other components can be disregarded if you have VM-level backups that can perform file-level restores. This is not a complete list, but it might […]

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ESXi Dump Collector Setup

Install the ESXi Dump Collector from the vCenter installation media Configure ESXi Dump Collector (link) Log into the host using SSH/Putty esxcli system coredump network get esxcli system coredump network set –interface-name vmk0 –server-ipv4 <ip address> –server-port 6500 esxcli system coredump network set –enable true esxcli system coredump network get Force a linux kernel panic […]

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