projects with Vsphere and other virtualization fun!
Download and install vpshere CLI for windows
Download the latest update for esxi
Shut down all virtual machines and put the esxi box into maintenance mode.
Once you got the download you want to install go to START > Programs > Vmware > VMware vSphere CLI > command prompt
I made it easy on myself and copy the esxi update in .zip format to C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin (I also extracted the
vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
My home lab setup:
Intel i7 3.0 Ghz
Asus Sabertooth X58 motherboard
24 GB of Patriot Memory
Kingston SSD 64 GB HD
Samsung 1 TB HD 7200 RPM
Corsair 650W PSU
Acer 23 inch wide screen monitor
XFX Radeon HD 4350 512 MB video card
I already have Windows 7 x64 and Vmware Workstation to run all my operating systems. The machine is great! I think if I could change one thing I would probably have gotten two
My last post mentioned that vSphere 4.1 has been released with a bunch of new features. To move to 4.1 is not a simple update that you can push out, you have to either do an upgrade or clean install. Since Vmware is moving away from ESX and on to ESXi, ive decided the best route would be to just do a clean install on all the servers.
Here is the hardware we have is:
3 HP BL460c G6 cluster in our data center (connected to HP SAN)
2 HP BL460c G6 cluster
What’s New in vSphere 4.1
Going to check out these new features when I get back to work!
I just got this in the mail a few days ago.
Ive been really interested in learning more about Vpshere 4 and looked at the certification . Over the last several months my job has moved from supporting Cisco to dealing with the virtualization side (which I have no problems with ) Ive been pushing to start migrating over to a almost pure virtual environment (im trying to get us from 8 networks racks to about 5 or 4) but im getting resistance (on top of some applications claiming
Anyone who is an application/server engineer knows the pains with upgrading third party software on a physical machine. Issues such as crashing, blue screens, software incompatibilities, data corruption can occur leaving prolonging the downtime of a server (and in some extreme cases a total server install/backup) This is a huge inconvenience to network admins and users, and this is where virtual environments really shine. Running ESXI in our environment there is a tool called vmware converter