VMware ESXi Cookbook – Book

I am happy to announce the book which I have been Co-Authoring has been released by Packt Publishing. The book title is VMware ESXi Cookbook and the book contains over 50 recipe which walks through the entire vSphere Administration. A Sample chapter on Securing the ESXi Server and Virtual Machines is available for free download.The […]

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vSphere 5.5 Update 1 Available

VMware has released an update to the existing vSphere 5.5 version vSphere 5.5 U1 and the release is applicable for both vCenter Appliance and Windows based vCenter based server. What’s New? vCenter Availability of vCloud Hybrid Service via vSphere Web Client vCenter Support on Windows Server 2012R2 ESXi Support to VMware VSAN vCloud Director Increased platform […]

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Access to resource settings on the host is restricted to the server

Recently I had an issue on the vCenter SQL server and vCenter services went down. I was trying to perform a change a SQL VM to bring it back online by connecting directly to the ESXi host but was throwing the below error message In order to resolve the issue SSH to the ESXi host […]

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vSphere 5.1 U2 Available

VMware has announced the availability of vSphere 5.1 Update 2 and this update involves the update for both ESXi and vCenter. What’s new in vCenter 5.1 U2? Support of vCenter on Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft SQL 2012 SP1 is supported Customization of additional guest Operating System. Check out the release notes of ESXi 5.1 […]

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VMware Tools for Nested ESXi – VMware Fling

A new Fling VMware Tools for Nested ESXi has been released by VMware Labs. The fling is in the form of VIB package which provide VMware tools services for the Nested ESXi host. What’s the purpose? Provides guest OS information of the nested ESXi Hypervisor Supports the Guest Operations API Executes scripts that help automate […]

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Network port diagram for Horizon View

Few months back VMware has released a Network Port Diagram – vSphere 5.x which I have mentioned in my post here. Now the Network port diagram for Horizon View has been released by VMware Download the diagram from KB2061913

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Network Port Diagram – vSphere 5.x

VMware Support Team has new released a new KB article KB: 2054806 which gives network port diagram of the VMware product. The diagram list most of the network ports  used for the below products ESXi 5.x and vCenter 5.x vCloud Director 5.x Update Manager vCenter Orchestrator The network diagram is formed from the KB 1012382, KB […]

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VMware Technical Journal – Summer 2013

VMware has published the third edition of the technical journal , VMware Technical Journal – Summer 2013 Below are the contents of this publication Introduction Memory Overcommitment in the ESX Server Redefining ESXi IO Multipathing in the Flash Era Methodology for Performance Analysis of VMware vSphere under Tier-1 Applications vATM: VMware vSphere Adaptive Task Management […]

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