13 avril 2009

ESXi 3.5 u4 free edition available…

William Lam just spread the word on twitter, ESXi 3.5 U4 free edition is available as of now! VMware ESX Server 3i U4 Installable RefreshVersion 3.5 Update 4 | 153875 - 03/30/09 VMware ESXi 3.5 U4 Installable with HP Management ComponentsVersion 3.5 Update 4 | 153875 - 03/30/09 http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2009/04/08/esxi-35-u4-free-edition-available/
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23 janvier 2009

Using vCenter Converter to create VMware ESXi virtual machines

Administrators considering VMware ESXi may wonder if vCenter Converter will workfor VMware ESXi conversions. The answer is yes, but there’s a gotcha. Converting a physical machine into an ESXi virtual machine works best when you use the latest version of VMware Converter, version 3.0.3. While prior releases, such as 3.0.2 had support for ESXi, it has improved greatly with the updated 3.0.3 release. ESXi has a more updated version as well, version 3.5 Update 3. Likewise, if you are using PlateSpin’s PowerConvert or Vizioncore’s... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2009

Backing up and managing VMware ESX virtual machines with VM Explorer

Recently I came across a tool from TriLead called VM Explorer. They offer a free version of their full product, and I love free VMware tools, so I tried it out. I learned that VM Explorer, also called VMX, does more than let you explore your virtual environment – in fact, the pro version is a viable alternative to VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) for smaller companies running VMware ESX. VMX has a GUI interface, a job scheduler, can copy directly to a NAS or SAN, and offers features like task history, email on completion of... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2008

How VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant bridges the ESXi management gap

The VMware ESX service console is used to run scripts and load third-party applications so that you can manage your ESX host systems and virtual infrastructure. VMware ESXi, however, doesn't have a service console. VMware has created Virtual Infrastructure Management Assistant (VIMA) to fill that gap. VIMA also provides an avenue for centralized scripting for VMware ESX servers – a much needed feature. Fortunately, VIMA is free and easy to install if you have proper instructions. What is the VMware Infrastructure Management... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2008

Two options for installing the VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant (pour ESX3i)

VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant (VIMA) streamlines VMware ESXi management by acting as a service console. VIMA is a virtual appliance used for centralized scripting, centralized command execution and centralized third-party application installations in VMware environments; it's a command-line interface-only Linux server that allows you to run all the typical vicfg-xxxx commands, across all ESX hosts, with no authentication. VIMA also provides centralized log consolidation for ESX servers. In the second part of this two-part... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2008

PXE Bootable ESXi sans état avec configuration automatique

http://docs.google.com/View?docid=ddcwgcd6_4fs6s7jcf http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-6824 Stateless HypervisorPXE Boot ESXI and have configuration saved upon reboot (the missing link is configed host (esxi) saved for a reboot).
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01 septembre 2008

Attention aux agents sur ESX 3!

Pour information, il existe des incompatibilités entre les agents ESX pour du matériel HP et ESX.. qui causent des plantages d'ESX! http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/08/27/why-i-dislike-agents-in-my-service-console/ Attention donc à ajouter le moins de choses possibles dans ESX, afin de ne pas ajouter des problèmes potentiels...
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15 août 2008

Sécuriser les serveurs ESX

voici un article qui donne des "bonnes pratiques" pour la sécurisation des serveurs ESX VMWare, dans le cadre aussi de VMWare Infrastructure (VI3) avec les fonctionnalités avancées. http://fr.securityvibes.com/virtualisation-securite-securiser-esx-vmware-article-941.html Virtualisation : configurer vos serveurs ESX pour une sécurité optimale Il n'est pas surprenant que la virtualisation fasse de plus en plus d'adeptes. La possibilité de faire fonctionner plusieurs applications, serveurs, voire des réseaux entiers... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2008

VMWare ESX 3i 3.5 update 2 de nouveau disponible!

EXTREMELY URGENT PROBLEM WITH ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 - FIFTH UPDATE Dear VMware Customer, We have re-issued the entire ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 release (ISOs, upgrade tar and zip files, and patch bundles). They are available for download at http://www.vmware.com/download/. Please note this update is only relevant to customers who did not install the impacted release of ESX 3.5 Update 2 (build number 103908) or ESXi 3.5 Update 2 (build number 103909). If you have installed either of these please visit... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2008

ESX 3i fonctionnant en PXE

Aprs un post sur l'installation par PXE/RIS d'ESX... encore plus intéressant! ne pas installer, mais faire fonctionner directement ESX3i par PXE!!!! http://www.chriswolf.com/?p=182 PXE Booting a Stateless ESXi Hypervisor and a Glimpse of the Future August 9th, 2008 by Chris For the past couple weeks, I have had the pleasure of working closely with VMware Corporate Architect Lance Berc while testing his ESXi hypervisor PXE boot solution. There’s been plenty of good solutions for PXE installing the ESX hypervisor. In... [Lire la suite]
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