Tag / esxi

  • January 12, 2009 - Sven Huisman

    Run esxtop on ESXi from VIMA

    When it comes to troubleshooting on VMware ESX, esxtop is a tool that always comes in handy. CPU, memory, network and disk-related problems can be pinpointed with esxtop. Unfortunately, esxtop must be executed from the service console and my ESXi server doesn’t have that. I was looking for a way to use esxtop with ESXi […]

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  • December 10, 2008 - Sven Huisman

    Difference between free ESXi and licensed ESXi

    Rich Brambley over at VMetc.com updated his very popular article about the difference between the free ESXi and the licensed ESXi. One major improvement since Update 3 is:   RCLI is no longer read only. You can read and write changes thus making remote administration possible. Thanks Rich for the update!

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  • December 9, 2008 - Sven Huisman

    VMware VMDK Recovery Tool (ESX 3.5 Update 3)

    I was searching for information about the new experimental tool for ESX 3.5 VMDK Recovery Tool and I found a great knowledgebase article at VMware. VMDK Recovery Tool is a tool to recover VMDK files if they become deleted, or if the VMFS datastore gets deleted or corrupted. There are some limitations to the tool: The tool is […]

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  • Most people who read our blog know something about virtualization so probably know what VMWare ESX and VMWare ESXi are. But Alessandro Perilli pointed the following KB article from VMWare out to me and I find it pretty usefull because it really clearly sums up the differences between the full ESX and the free ESXi product. Check out […]

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  • July 23, 2008 - Sven Huisman

    As expected: VMware ESXi is free!

    Virtualization.info comes with the news that as of next week, VMware ESXi will be available for free. During the Q2 2008 earnings call the company announced that before the end of July it will release the Update 2 for VMware Infrastructure 3.5 and that will give away the lightweight edition of the product, ESX 3i, […]

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