04 mai 2011

Fling: PXE Manager for vCenter

It is finally released… PXE Manager for vCenter. My former Cloud colleague Max Daneri of VMTS fame has worked very very hard on this and actually demoed it at VMworld in 2009. I know Max is already working on the next release which of course will work with the upcoming vSphere version as well. So if you’ve tested it and have feedback don’t forget to leave a comment on labs.vmware.com. PXE Manager for vCenter enables ESXi host state (firmware) management and provisioning. Specifically, it allows: Automated provisioning of new ESXi... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2011

Diskless server boot using the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target and a regular network card

The new Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 is commonly deployed to provide data storage for servers that boot from a local hard drive. However, there are interesting cost savings and management advantages in deploying servers that have no local disk at all and get their syste and boot volumes from the iSCSI target. The iSCSI Target team has worked closely with the Windows HPC Server team to enable this specific solution, common in HPC environments. Jian Yan, the Program Manager for the iSCSI Software Target, has a new blog post on... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2009

Windows XP Migration to Windows 7 RC using MDT Beta 1 - Part 1: The OS Install

In part 1 of this 2-part series, Jeremy Chapman shows how a Windows XP computer with user files and settings can be migrated to Windows 7 RC. If you recall, we did this a few months back in an interview with Jeremy and the whole process using hard-link migration took about 30 minutes, installed the applications we selected and migrated more than 20GB of user state from Windows XP to Windows 7. This video is a screen capture walking through an updated migration to Windows 7 RC. The second part of this video series will show how this... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2008

Booter sur Acronis Recovery Media en PXE....

http://thesystemadministrator.com/the_system_administrator/tips_%26_tricks/pxe%2c_aka_pre-execution_environment_-_part_1/ http://thesystemadministrator.com/the_system_administrator/tips_%26_tricks/pxe%2c_aka_pre-execution_environment_and_acronis_-_part_2/ Un fichier default rempli ainsi pour ACRONIS : LABEL ACRONISMENU LABEL ^Acronis Bootablekernel kernel.datappend initrd=ramdisk.dat vga=791 ramdisk_size=32768 acpi=off quiet noapic Et voila je boot en PXE sur le Media de Recovery Acronis!!!!
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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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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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01 août 2008

Déployer ESX 3.X par PXE/RIS Microsoft

Voici pour ceux qui veulent industrialiser leur déploiement d'ESX sans galette CD, voici une petite procédure pour déployer l'image du CD ESX 3 par RIS/PXE! Déployer ESX 3.X par RIS (PXE Microsoft) Une fois le RIS mis en place, il faut copier le contenu de l’ISO d’ESX sur le serveur Windows 2003. Il faut installer un serveur FTP pour déployer les sources une fois l’image ISOLinux bootée. Je vous conseille FileZilla Server, il suffit de créer un compte ayant accès au répertoire de base du CD d’ESX 3.X Il faut créer... [Lire la suite]
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