Tag / ESX

  • February 2, 2009 - Sven Huisman

    ESX (whitebox) local storage perfomance tip

    I’ve been playing around with my ESX whitebox lately and I had a problem with the write performance of the local storage. Fortunately, I found a solution that I wanted to share. It can be useful for your ESX whitebox or even your production server.

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  • December 18, 2008 - Sven Huisman

    Register for free Veeam tool!

    If you work for NASA and just returned from your trip to the moon (I don’t know how else you could have missed this news, Veeam marketing is doing a great job!), you definitely want to register for the free tool for VMware admins that Veeam is giving away on December 22nd. (If you actually work […]

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  • December 5, 2008 - Sven Huisman

    VMware ESX 3.5 and thinprovisioning

    Thinprovisioning will be a new feature of the next release of ESX. However, it is already possible to use thinprovisioning from the service console with the vmkfstools command. Here are some tips (thanks to Richard Garsthagen): Create a 15GB thinprovisioned disk: vmkfstools -c 15G -d thin /vmfs/volumes/vmfs_volume/VM_name/thin_disk.vmdk If you want to convert a thick disk, […]

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  • November 26, 2008 - Matthijs Haverink

    Virtualize SQL Servers? VMware says you should!

    I stumbled upon a nice white paper on the VMware blog concerning virtualizing SQL servers. The conclusion of the article (how surprising) is that in high workload scenario’s it can be really interesting and usefull to virtualize your Microsoft SQL database servers. I really advise you to read the full article, because every situation is […]

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  • November 23, 2008 - Sven Huisman

    What bad memory can do to your virtual machines

    I was configuring my ESX whitebox (ESXi 3.5 update 3) and I was having some troubles with installing new VM’s. I was having problems during the installation of Windows 2003 from a mounted ISO. Some files couldn’t be copied during installation: After I retried to copy the files, it sometimes continued copying, but after a while, I […]

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