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Phantom alerts on vSphere5 virtual machines

Following a power outage virtual machines that are not running display the alert icon.  There are no triggered alarms listed. Environment:  EVC cluster of ESXi 5.0.0 hosts with HA and DRS enabled. Any of the following actions resolve the issue:…

VMworld Barcelona – great sessions to schedule

So many VMworld session, so little time! It is as always a good idea to plan your VMworld sessions in advance. Some of the sessions will likely be very popular so do not delay in setting up your schedule. Don’t…

VMworld 2012 Europe

VMworld 2012 Europe

VMworld 2012 is almost upon us. I have registered for the Europe conference which will take place in Barcelona from October 9 to 11. The company I work for is sponsoring me, and two guys in our California office who…

Adding a new SAN LUN to ESXi 5 hosts

Adding a new SAN LUN to ESXi 5 hosts

In the previous post we looked at creating a LUN on an EMC CX4 SAN. Now we are ready to make the storage available to our fiber connected hosts. Here’s a pic of my fiber switches where the ESXi hosts…

How to extend a Linux LVM volume

How to extend a Linux LVM volume

So you have a system using LVM and you need to add some disk space to it. This can be done quite easily due to the greatness that is LVM. This example is a Debian-based virtual machine managed by ESXi…