April 24, 2012

ESX 5: Command Line VM Manipulation

I haven’t been working with ESX for a bit, but while I was I was mostly interacting with it via the command line.  Here is a list I had compiled while I was going through that exercise, and since I while be starting a job next week where I will no longer be interacting with much ESX I will just publish this one as-is.  It […]
March 5, 2012

ESX 5: Link Aggregation with Netgear GSM7352S

As one of our final validation points in an ongoing project has been enabling ESX to use a LAG on both the Management and VM Networks.  The last time we did this we were unable to get it to work, and it turns out the solution was actually very simple.  Basically the core of the issue was that we were attempting to use Dynamic LACP […]
February 15, 2012

vCenter: VPXD Crash

Recently I was trying to resolve an issue on a small vCenter 5.0.0 deployment.  Basically the primary symptom of the issue was that the service the vmware-vxpd service was crashing and needing to be restarted frequently. The first thing I did was examine the log files, while the service was still in a failed state. I won’t bore you with an entire excerpt, however I […]
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