Nov 21 2010

VMware – vSphere 4.1 reference card

http://www.vreference.com/downloads/vReference-vSphere4card2.3.2.pdf

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Oct 10 2010

VMware – 50,000-Seat VMware View 4.5 Deployment Reference Architecture

VMware released a 50,000-Seat VMware View Deployment Reference Architecture in partnership with NetApp, Wyse, Cisco and Fujitsu. The Reference Architecture has now been made available at VMware website: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-View-50kSeatDeployment-WP-EN.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Oct 06 2010

VMware – Product Interoperability Matrix

The new VMware Product Interoperability Matrix currently allows you to see what versions of vCenter Server and ESX Server are compatible with the various different solutions from VMware. Using the online VMware Product Interoperability Matrix, it is possible to see what versions of ESX and vCenter Server are compatible with a wide range of existing VMware solutions.

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php

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Oct 05 2010

VMware – Best practices for creating VMware View “Golden Master” Images

Creating "Golden Master" images can be broken down into two main parts

  • Optimizing the VM within ESX
  • Optimizing the Operating System

For a complete overview see Best practices for creating VMware View "Golden Master" Images

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Sep 04 2010

VMware Capacity Planner Overview

VMware Capacity Planner is a business and IT capacity planning tool for the datacenter and desktop that provides an integrated set of analysis, planning and decision support functions to enable faster, measurable and more accurate infrastructure assessment services.

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Aug 03 2010

VMware – Support Toolbar

The VMware Support Toolbar gives you instant access to documentation, patches, live peer to peer chat and more.

It can be downloaded at http://vmwaresupport.toolbar.fm/

 

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Jun 17 2010

VMware – vscsiStats

vscsiStats can be used to perform storage performance analyses. vscsiStats collects and reports counters on storage activity. Its data is collected at the virtual SCSI device level in the kernel. This means that results are reported per VMDK (or RDM) irrespective of the underlying storage protocol.

How to start it up

Open a putty session to your ESX server

Get help on vscsiStats: /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vscsiStats -h

Start collecting statistics (collection stops after 30 minutes): /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vscsiStats -s -w <worldgroupID>

To find the worldgroupID of the Virtual Machine you want to monitor: /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vscsiStats -l

Display counters: /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vscsiStats -p <histotype> -c

histotypes can be one of the following: all, ioLength, seekDistance, outstandingIOs, latency, interarrival

the option -c will use a comma as delimiter

See also http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-10095

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Jun 06 2010

VMware – Powershell

How te get started with Powershell.

  1. Download and install Powershell from http://www.microsoft.com/powershell
    1. Powershell 1.0: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926139
    2. Powershell 2.0: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968930
  2. Add Registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell\ExecutionPolicy and set to “RemoteSigned” (REG_SZ)
  3. Download and install VMware PowerCLI from http://www.vmware.com/go/powershell
  4. Download and install vEcoshell from http://thevesi.org/
  5. Download and install VMWare community Powerpack from http://powergui.org/entry.jspa?externalID=2551&categoryID=290
  6. References:
    1. Powershell Reference Card from Icomasoft at http://www.icomasoft.com/products/vi-powerscripter/powercli-reference-card.html
    2. VMWare VSphere PowerCLI cmdlets reference: http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/windowstoolkit/wintk40u1/html/index.html
    3. Mike Laverick’s Powershell Whitepaper: http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/docs/vmwdocs/whitepaper-powershell.pdf
    4. http://www.van-lieshout.com/powercli/
    5. http://www.virtu-al.net/featured-scripts/vmware-powerpack/
    6. Example scripts can be found at http://www.virtu-al.net/script-list/

Virtu-al.net PowerPack from Alan Renouf on Vimeo.

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Apr 23 2010

VMware – vSphere 4.0 reference card

http://www.vreference.com/public/vReference-vSphere4card2.2.pdf

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Apr 12 2010

VMware – esxtop

A very good article about ESXTOP can be found at http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/

Reference card: http://www.vreference.com/public/vReference-esxtop1.2.pdf

Read also the VMware article http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9279

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